Richard Elliott, Michael Janigan, and Allan McChesney each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic term to Richard Elliott, Michael Janigan, and Allan McChesney.
January 2, 2009

Richard Elliott, Michael Janigan, and Allan McChesney each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

2009-2010 Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipients

Richard Elliott, Executive Director, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network will partner with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. His work will focus on legal research and policy analysis to support proposed legislative reforms to Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR). Mr. Elliott will prepare materials for legislators such as parliamentary submissions as well as material for engaging a broader non-legal public, including the media. He will also make contributions to academic research and discussion at the University through guest lectures and workshops in various faculties or departments – and serve as an expert resource for students undertaking research for credit on the issue of global access to medicines. Mr. Elliott will also prepare an article for publication in a law journal regarding CAMR reform.

Michael Janigan, Executive Director, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) will partner with Carleton University’s Department of Law. He will lecture and prepare course material that will engage students to do outreach work with citizen groups in the area of protecting the vulnerable consumer in the Canadian marketplace. His work will cover the principles of competition, regulation and general rules of consumer protection and involve practical involvement with issues arising in specific industries. Mr. Janigan will also liaise with other faculties at Carleton to share information that will be of assistance to his organization (PIAC) in the advancement of consumer advocacy.

Allan McChesney, Senior Legal Researcher, Reach Canada will partner with the University of Ottawa, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, to pursue three linked activities. In collaboration with University of Ottawa academics, staff and community partners, he will explore options for fostering cross-disciplinary research and education, professional training and public education on disability and law issues. In cooperation with Reach Canada, practising lawyers, law students and other community stakeholders, he will contribute to efforts supporting “Barrier-free Access to Courts for Persons with Disabilities”. Allan will also be an occasional Guest Lecturer, covering law and policy issues related to disabilities and disability accommodation in Canada and at the international level.