UWindsor Law Professor Receives Prestigious Award

A law professor at the University of Windsor is being recognized by the Law Foundation of Ontario with a prestigious award.

Professor Reem Badhi is the recipient of the Guthrie Award — which has recognized individuals for their contributions to justice for the past 20 years.

Badhi says she's receiving the award just has she hits a personal milestone.

"A particularly important time in terms of the award itself and really quite a significant time for me to receive the award given where I'm at in my career, this will be the 15th year for me at the University of Windsor," says Badhi.

While it's an individual award, Badhi says her work has been part of a team effort within UWindsor's Faculty of Law.

"I've been involved in a number of different projects, whether that's been teaching or mandatory access to justice course, or involved in research that's focused in Canada, primarily about human rights in Arab and Muslim communities."

Badhi is a researcher in Palestinian Judicial education.

She says her work overseas has been a highlight of her career.

"My research and work overseas that's been focused largely on the West Bank, and working with the Palestinian Judiciary to help promote the idea of access to justice within the Palestinian legal system," says Badhi.

Badhi will be presented with the Guthrie Award at a reception later this year.

— with files from Peter Langille