Osgoode Professor Signa Daum Shanks wins academic prize

Signa Daum Shanks
Signa Daum Shanks

A professor in York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School has won a prestigious academic prize for a scholarly paper recognized for making a significant contribution to legal literature.

Professor Signa Daum Shanks is the recipient of a Canadian Association of Law Teachers-Association canadienne des professeur(e)s de droit (CALT-ACPD) academic prize for 2016-17.

She will be presented with a CALT Scholarly Paper Award for her piece titled “Why Coywolf Goes to Court” at the CALT-ACPD annual conference at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law from June 8 to 10. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Whole Lawyer and the Legal Education Continuum.”

To recognize the work of new scholars, CALT conducts an annual competition for scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to legal literature.

Any member of CALT holding an appointment (tenured, tenure-track, postdoc or sessional contract) at a Faculty or department of law at a Canadian university is eligible to enter the competition within seven years of commencing the first appointment.