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
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
  • “The Transnational Mining Justice Movement: Reflecting on Two Decades of Law Reform Activism in the Americas” (2020) 57 Canadian Yearbook of International Law forthcoming.
  • “Contesting Indigenous-Industry Agreements in Latin America” in Dwight Newman & Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, eds, Indigenous-Industry Agreements, Natural Resources, and the Law (Routledge, 2020).
  • “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).
  • "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).
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
Nicole Schabus
  • Case Commentary: Tŝilhqot'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.