Faculty Research Highlights

TRU Law is home to a first class group of accomplished legal scholars. Please see below for highlights of recent articles and other research initiatives by our award-winning faculty. For further information about past scholarship, awards, and current research projects, please consult individual faculty biographies.

Tesh Dagne
  • Tesh W. Dagne, “Originality of CAD files in 3D Printing” in Enrico Bonadio & Nicola Lucchi, Non-Conventional Copyright (Edward Elgar, forthcoming, 2017).
  • Tesh W. Dagne, “The Narrowing Transatlantic Divide: Geographical Indications in Canada’s Trade Agreements” (2016) 10 European Review of Intellectual Property Law 598-609.
  • Tesh W. Dagne and Gosia Piasecka, “The Right to Repair Doctrine and the Use of 3D Printing Technology in Canadian Patent Law” (Forthcoming, 2016) Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.
  • Tesh W. Dagne, “Geographical Indications as Tools for Knowledge Governance in Select Eastern and Southern African Countries” (Forthcoming, 2016) AJIC.
Ruby Dhand
  • "Creating a Cultural Analysis Tool for the Implementation of Ontario's Civil Mental Health Laws," International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Volume 45 (2016): 25-42 (approx.63 double-spaced pgs).
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Mental Health Law co-authored with Anita Szigeti and D’Arcy Hiltz (2nd Edition) (Lexis Nexis: Toronto, 2015) approx. 330 pgs.
  • "Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Mental Health Law and Policy " in Colleen Flood and Jennifer Chandler, eds. Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy, (LexisNexis Canada: Toronto, 2016) 449-471.
  • Invited Manuscript: “Examining Narratives of Cultural Diversity in Mental Health Law” Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, Volume 5, 2016: 368-393.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: “Are Disability Laws Really Working? The Duty to Accommodate and Disability Rights in Canada and the United States.” A paper presented at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, hosted by the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Oahu, April 23-27, 2016.
Robert Diab
  • “Search Engines and Global Takedown Orders: Google v Equustek and the Future of Free Speech Online" (2019) 56 Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Forthcoming
  • “The Road Not Taken: Missing Powers to Compel Decryption in Bill C-59, Ticking Bombs, and the Future of the Encryption Debate” (2019) 57:1 Alberta Law Review 267.
  • “Does the State Have a Compelling Interest in Searching Device Data at the Border? Emerging Approaches to Reasonable Search in Canada and the United States” (2018) Oxford U Comparative L Forum 1
  • “Protecting the Right to Privacy in Digital Devices: Reasonable Search on Arrest and at the Border” 69 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 96 (2018)
Ryan Gauthier
  • The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability (Routledge, 2017)
  • “Player Movement and Competition Law: A US/EU Comparison” in Oxford University Press Handbook of American Sports Law ed by Mike McCann (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • “Out-of-Control Olympics: Why the IOC is Unable to Ensure an Environmentally Sustainable Olympic Games” with Arnout Geeraert (2017) J. Env’t Policy & Planning
  • “Legal Aspects of Bidding to Host the Olympic Games: A Qualitative Analysis” (2016) 23:1 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports L.J. 1
Margaret Hall
  • “Theorising the Institutional Wrongdoer: The Role of Tort Doctrine” (2016) 53(4) Alberta Law Review 995 (Special Issue on Recent Development in Tort Law, in Honour of Lewis Klar)
  • “Mental Health Law for the Old: Defining the Category, Identifying the Issues”” in C. Flood and J. Chandler, eds. Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2016).
  • Co-author (with Gregory S. Pun and Ian Knapp) Nuisance Law in Canada 2d ed. (Toronto: Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2016).
  • “The Vulnerability Jurisdiction: Equity, Parens Patriae, and the Inherent Jurisdiction of the Court ” (2016) 2 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law 185 
  • “Dementia, decision-making and the (adult) guardianship paradigm: Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society” (2015) 1 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law
  • “Guardianship for the Old: Autonomy, Dementia, and the Guardianship Complex” in I. Doron, C. Foster & J. Herring, eds. Law, Ethics and Dementia (Oxford, UK: Hart Publications, 2014).
Mary Hemmings (Chief Law Librarian)
  • M. Hemmings, "Make 'Em Laugh: Images of Law in Eighteenth Century Popular Culture" in Law, Culture and Visual Studies, Anne Wagner and Richard K. Sherman, eds (Amsterdam: Springer, 2013) 893
  • M. Hemmings, Review of Copyright, Communication and Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law by Richard Ekins (2013) 38:2 Can Law Lib Rev 89
Chris Hunt
  • C. Hunt and M. Javdan, "Apparitions of Doctrines Past: Fundamental Breach and Exculpatory Clauses in the Post-Tercon Jurisprudence" (2018) 60 Canadian Business Law Journal 309
  • C. Hunt, "Reasonable Expectations of Privacy in Canadian Tort Law" (2018) 84 Supreme Court Law Review 269 (invited paper delivered at the Canadian Law of Obligations Conference)
  • C. Hunt and M. Rankin, "The Principled Approach to Hearsay Revisited" (2017) 22(1) International Journal of Evidence & Proof 68
  • C. Hunt, "Halley v McCann: Reflections on The Development of Ontario’s Tort of Wrongful Disclosure of Private Information" (2017) 14 Canadian Privacy Law Review 148
  • C. Hunt and N. Shirazian, “Canada’s Statutory Privacy Torts in Commonwealth Perspective" (2016) Oxford University Comparative Law Forum 3
  • C. Hunt, "Wilkinson v Downton Revisited” (2015) 74:3 Cambridge Law Journal 392
  • C. Hunt and M. Rankin, “Anonymity, the Rule of Law and the Shriveling Biographical Core” (2015), 61:1 McGill Law Journal 193
  • C. Hunt, "The Common Law’s Hodgepodge Protection of Privacy" (2015) 66 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 161
  • C. Hunt, “Good Faith in Canadian Contract Law” (2015) 74:1 Cambridge Law Journal 4
Craig Jones, Q.C.
  • Craig Jones & Micah Rankin, "Justice as Rounding Error: Evidence of Sub-Rational Decision-Making Processes in Murder Parole Ineligibility in Canada” (2014) 52:1 Osgoode Hall L.J. 
  • Craig Jones, “Panacea or Pandemic: Comparing 'Equitable Waiver of Tort' to 'Aggregate Liability' in Cases of Mass Torts With Indeterminate Causation" (2016) 2(1) CJCCL 301. 
  • Craig Jones, “Taking the ‘Fresh Start’ Seriously: A Case Comment on Canada v 407 ETR Concession Company Limited and Moloney v Alberta” in J. Sarra and the Hon. B. Romaine, eds, The Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2014 (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).
Charis Kamphuis
  • "Effectiveness Framework for Home-State Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms" in Amissi M. Manirabona & Yenny Vega Cardenas, eds, Extractive Industries and Human Rights in an Era of Global Justice: New Ways of Resolving and Preventing Conflicts (LexisNexis, 2019) (with Leah Gardner).
  • "Contesting Indigenous-Industry Agreements in Latin America" in Dwight Newman & Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, eds, Indigenous-Industry Agreements, Natural Resources, and the Law (Routledge, 2019).
  • "Home-State Grievance Mechanisms: Law Reform Strategies in the Canadian Resource Justice Movement" in Isabel Feichtner & Markus Krajewski, eds, Human Rights in the Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation, Resistance (Springer, 2019).
Sarah Marsden
  • Clinical Law: Practice, Theory, and Social Justice Advocacy (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2016) (with Sarah Buhler and Gemma Smyth) 
  • Enforcing Exclusion: Why Migration Status Matters (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press) (expected press date 2017)
Bradford Morse
  • “The uphill struggle to protect Indigenous traditional knowledge in settler states that value short-term private ownership: how is Canada doing?” in Natalie P. Stoianoff, ed., Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture, (LexisNexis Butterworths Australia, 2016), pp. 403-440.
  • Speaker, “Contested Indigenous Property Rights: Proving Aboriginal/Native Title in Australia and Canada.” Contested Property Claims Conference, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (December 10‐11, 2015).
  • Invited Speaker, “Daniels v The Queen: What Real Difference Would a Win in the Supreme Court of Canada Mean in Law for Metis and Non-Status Indians?” Delivered at the Founding Conference of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Manitoba, Winnipeg (March 5-6, 2016).
  • Panel Chair, Founding Conference of the International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma (April 2016).
  • Keynote Presentation, “Protecting ITK through ITK Owners Direct Involvement in its Governance and Use: The Canadian Experience” at Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Governance Systems for Data Management and Benefit Sharing Symposium, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (December 14, 2016).
  • Invited Speaker, “Daniels Symposium”, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Ottawa [video linked with Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Corner Brook) March 21-22, 2017
Richard Frimpong Oppong
  • “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Maintenance Orders in Commonwealth African Countries" in Paul Beaumont, Burkhard Hess, Lara Walker and Stefanie Spancken (Eds.) The Recovery of Maintenance in the EU and Worldwide (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014) 45-63
  • “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Commonwealth African Countries” (2014) XV Yearbook of Private International Law 365-386
  • “Enforcing Judgments of International Courts in National Courts” (2014) 5 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 344-371 (Co-author: Lisa C. Niro), winner of 2014 James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement
Janna Promislow
  • Gus van Harten, Gerald Heckman, David J Mullan, and Janna Promislow, eds., Administrative Law. Cases, Text, and Materials, 7th ed (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications Ltd, 2015)
  • Janna Promislow, “Treaties in History and Law” (2014) 47 UBC Law Review (special issue: Law on the Edge) 1085-1183
  • Janna Promislow, “Courtoreille v Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Canada), 2014 FC 1244: A Duty to Consult on Legislation?”, presented at ‘Après … le Deluge’: Future Directions for Environmental Law and Policy in Canada, Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 5th Biennial Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary & Kananaskis, AB (June 2015)
Nicole Schabus
  • Case Commentary: Tsilhqot'in v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44" Environmental Law and Policy, Volume 44, Number 4 (Fall 2014), IOS Press
  • "Indigenous Peoples a Critical Link between Trade and Environment", (forthcoming, chapter in NAFTA and Sustainable Development, Cambridge University Press)
  • Nicole Schabus "Article 8(j) Indigenous and Local Community Participation", Environmental Policy and Law, Volume 43, Number 6 (January 2014) IOS Press
Katie Sykes
  • "The Appeal to Science and the Formation of Global Animal Law” (2016) 27(2) European Journal of International Law 497-581.
  • “Marine Telemetry and the Conservation and Management of Risk to Seal Species in Canada and Australia” (2016), 47:3 Ocean Development & International Law 1-17 (co-authored with Julia Jabour, Mary-Anne Lea, Simon Goldsworthy, Graeme Melcher, and Mark A. Hindell).
  • “Globalization and the Animal Turn: How International Trade Law Contributes to Global Norms of Animal Protection” (2016), 5(1) Transnational Environmental Law 55-79.
  • “Pluralism in Practice: Moral Legislation and the Law of the WTO After Seal Products” (2015), 48(1) George Washington International Law Review 81-150 (co-authored with Robert Howse and Joanna Langille).
  • Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law (Irwin Law, 2015), co-edited with Peter Sankoff and Vaughan Black.  Click here to hear Michael Enright discuss this book in his essay on CBC’s The Sunday Edition.
  • “Rethinking the Application of Canadian Criminal Law to Factory Farming” – Chapter 2 of Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law.
  • “Whales and Seals and Bears, Oh My! The Evolution of Global Animal Law and Canada’s Ambiguous Stance” (co-authored with Joanna Langille and Robert Howse) – Chapter 9 of Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law.