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Recent Graduates and Their Thesis Topics

Our graduate students have undertaken thesis research on a diverse range of subject-matter.  The theses of graduates who have completed their program are available in the Weir Law Library and, from Fall 2009 on, will also be available in DSpace. 

The list below provides information on our recent graduates, their thesis topics, thesis supervisors and dates of convocation:

Terry Adido completed his LLM thesis on “HIV/AIDS and an Ever-Changing World of Work: The Principle of Reasonable Accommodation”. His supervisor was Professor Timothy Caulfield (Fall 2010 convocation).

Sandra Ifueko Badejo wrote her LLM thesis on “Towards Effective Development of Nigeria’s Natural Gas: Lessons from Alberta”. Her Supervisor was Professor David Percy (Spring 2010 convocation).

Mr. Justice John Rooke completed his LLM thesis on “The Multi-Door Courthouse is Open in Alberta: Judicial Dispute Resolution is Institutionalized in the Court of Queen’s Bench” under the supervision of Dr. Russell Brown (Spring 2010 convocation).

Hadley Friedland wrote her LLM thesis on “The Wetiko (Windigo) Legal Principles: Responding to Harmful People in Cree, Anishinabek and Saulteaux Societies Past, Present and Future Uses, With a Focus on Contemporary Violence and Child Victimization Concerns”.  Her supervisor was Dr. Val Napoleon (Fall 2009 convocation).

Lijun Ma completed her LLM thesis on “Independent Directors in China”.  Her supervisor was Dr. Richard Bauman (Fall 2009 convocation).

Valeriya Mikhno wrote her LLM thesis on “Competing for Managerial Talent: What Antitrust Can Tell Us About Antitakeover Statutes” under the supervision of Dr. Moin Yahya (Fall 2009 convocation).

Jacob Shelley completed his LLM thesis on “A Normative Framework for Public Health Law”.  His faculty supervisor was Professor Timothy Caulfield (Fall 2009 convocation).

Chike Unaegbunam wrote his LLM thesis on the topic of “International Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations” under the supervision of Professor David Percy (Fall 2008 convocation). 

Sukchawee Raktaprachit completed her LLM thesis on “Patents on Genetically Modified Animals: A Harvard Mouse Case Study” under the supervision of Professor Wayne Renke (Fall 2008 convocation).

Heather Manweiller wrote her LLM thesis on the “Effects of Participation in Toronto’s Drug Treatment Court on Criminal Recidivism and Legal Rights”.  Her faculty supervisor was Dr. Sanjeev Anand (Fall 2008 convocation).

Jill Makepeace completed her LLM thesis on “An Examination of the Need for Enhanced Structure in the Canadian Sentencing System”.  Her faculty supervisor was Dr. Sanjeev Anand (Fall 2008 convocation).

Owen Kirkaldy wrote his LLM thesis on “Privacy and the New Panopticon: Lawful Access and the Race Between Law and Technology in the War on Terror” under the supervision of Professor Gerald Gall (Fall 2008 convocation).

Clayton Cunningham completed his LLM thesis on “Of Self-Government: Aboriginal Rights, Privileges, Powers and Immunities” under the co-supervision of Professors Val Napoleon and Catherine Bell (Fall 2008 convocation).

Ibiyemi Alawode completed her LLM thesis on “Directors’ Personal Liability in Tort to Third Parties”.  Her faculty supervisor was Professor Shannon O’Byrne (Fall 2008 convocation).

Idowu Ohioze wrote his LLM thesis on “Access to Essential Medicines: Analysis of the TRIP’s Amendment and Canada’s Jean Chretien Pledge to Africa Act”.  His faculty supervisors were Professors Timothy Caulfield, Cameron Hutchison and Erin Nelson (Spring 2008 convocation).

Marina Ivanova completed her LLM thesis on “International Protection of Non-original Databases: Justifications, Costs and Implications for Developing Countries”.  She was co-supervised by Professors Cameron Hutchison and Linda Reif (Spring 2008 convocation).