Your co-chairs for the 2013/2014 school year are Benjamin Vandorpe (2nd year) and Jean-Paul Bevilacqua (2nd year). This is our first year serving as co-chairs and we welcome any feedback from members on how to improve the group's events and administration.
Our faculty advisor this year is Professor Shelley Gavigan. Professor Gavigan joined Osgoode Hall Law School's faculty in 1986 and served as Associate Dean from 2010 until 2012. Her research interests focus on socio-legal theory and history in the areas of Canadian criminal law; law and poverty; legal regulation and definition of family; access to justice and social justice. Her current research includes a study of the relationship between First Nations peoples and criminal law on the nineteenth-century Canadian Plains, a research project studying access to justice and marginalized youth, and historical work on the legal regulation of women’s poverty in Canada.