LTEC Lab Students
LTEC Lab Research Assistants
2020 Summer Research Assistants
Professor Wissam Aoun
Nicole is working with Professor Aoun researching patent prosecution ethics including inequitable conduct and competence in Canada, the United States, and Europe. The research will contribute to Professor Aoun’s ISED-funded Patent Law Online Clinical Text Book project.
Nilam is conducting research within administrative law and the process of judicial review, with relation to the 2019 Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov decision with Wissam Aoun. She is currently analyzing the effects of the Vavilov decision which allows deference to adjudicative bodies upon appeal, determining how the courts are distinguishing questions of law, questions of fact, and questions of mixed law and fact post-Vavilov, and the intersections of administrative law and intellectual property.
Felicia is working with Professor Aoun researching intellectual property law, with a special focus on an array of Canadian patent law topics. Felicia is a recent graduate of Windsor Law who will soon begin articling at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in their IP department.
Professor Pascale Chapdelaine
Sam is working with Lauren Tzogas. They are identifying how anti-discrimination laws potentially overlap/interact with the business practice known as algorithmic personalized pricing. They are also examining personal data subject rights, how data is collected and used, and how such a right could be constructed, as well as looking into challenges in consumer law and policy in the age of algorithms and big data.
Dual JD ‘22
Sigma is working with Professor Chapdelaine to develop a course covering intersections between law and the network society.
Phillip is working on a research project on state and personal data sovereignty as well as how medium theory can inform communications regulation in Canada.
Lauren is working with Sam Abbott. They are identifying how anti-discrimination laws potentially overlap/interact with the business practice known as algorithmic personalized pricing. They are also examining personal data subject rights, how data is collected and used, and how such a right could be constructed, as well as looking into challenges in consumer law and policy in the age of algorithms and big data
Professor Myra Tawfik
Dual JD ’21
Julian is currently working on creating legal educational resources for the RBC Founders at EPICentre. The focus of his research revolves around the applications of leveraging intellectual property for the purposes of enterprise risk management in small businesses. He has also worked alongside some of the founders to provide them with general legal knowledge to help them understand their rights in intellectual property, how to structure their businesses and general liability issues around operating their businesses.
Asal is working under the supervision of Professor Myra Tawfik at the Epicentre as part of the legal triage team. The legal triage team assists young entrepreneurs with starting and growing their businesses by addressing their legal inquiries. Asal’s main responsibility is to educate startup companies on the legal agreements that new businesses often encounter.
Dual JD ‘20
Radha is working on a research project with Professor Tawfik and Heather Pratt, a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education and the Executive Director (Research and Innovation) at the University of Windsor, examining the barriers faced by women entrepreneurs in navigating and understanding the Intellectual Property system; which ultimately affects their ability to secure their rights.
Mélanie Le Bouédec
Mélanie is assisting Professor Tawfik with her upcoming book on Copyright law. This interesting ongoing project has the added bonus of allowing Mélanie to exercise her French language skills in a legal setting since many of the source materials are French.
Kainat is working with Professor Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa, who are senior fellows at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), to develop an online repository of patent and copyright legislative and treaty actions during COVID-19.
Sofia is working with Windsor start-up companies through the EPICentre Legal Triage Program to provide assistance with legal questions. In addition, she will be working to update and draft the EPICentre client agreements.
Jon is working with Professor Tawfik on a COVID grant-funded research project looking at local startups and inventors who pivoted to make PPE during shortages. The focus is on addressing IP and other legal challenges that could be improved to allow for more effective public health responses in the future.
Professor Kristen Thomasen
Rushi is working as a Research Assistant to Professor Thomasen and researching how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in different parts of the world, in response to COVID-19 and the need for remoteness. Rushi is analyzing the objectives of these different AI tools, their effectiveness, and the implications that it may hold for society.
Joceyln is working with Professor Kristen Thomasen researching the impact of artificial intelligence on intentional torts and tort remedies. The research gathered will aid in her draft of a chapter for a textbook that will examine artificial intelligence in light of many different areas of Canadian law.
Tiffany is working with Professor Thomasen and researching privacy issues related to Amazon Ring, existing privacy regulations around neighbourhood surveillance systems, and Ring’s partnerships with police departments.
Brandon is working with Professor Thomasen as a Research Assistant examining technological responses to COVID-19 and privacy implications revolving around surveillance and the use of artificial intelligence. More recently, Brandon has assisted Dr. Thomasen in examining the operation of drones in surveilling demonstrations by various actors, agencies, and organizations.
Eshanee is conducting academic and legal research on the impact of artificial intelligence on common law tort law both domestically and internationally, specifically its impact on negligence law principles.