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About Deanne Sowter

Deanne Sowter is a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Research Fellow with the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is an Adjunct Professor at Western Law, where she teaches Family Law, and at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, where she teaches Negotiations. Deanne’s research focuses on legal ethics and family law. She is a two-time recipient of the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Studies (2015/16 and 2019/20). Previously, she was a full-time Instructor at the University of Calgary where she taught Legal Ethics, Family Law, Advanced Family Law, Negotiations, and Legislation. She has recently completed an LLM at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where her thesis was supported by a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She has a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Posts by Deanne Sowter

Bullying the Green

Legislating a Family Law Culture Shift

The Myth of the Honest Negotiator

10 Legal Writing Tips for Law Students

What Is Non-Adversarial Advocacy?

Coercive Control: What Should a Good Lawyer Do?