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About Deanne Sowter

Deanne Sowter is a doctoral candidate and Vanier Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is also a Research Fellow with the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution. Deanne’s research focuses on legal ethics and family law, and it has been supported by SSHRC and several prestigious fellowships including the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Studies. Deanne’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Canadian Bar Review, and the UBC Law Review, and it has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and Western Law. Deanne has a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LLM from the University of Toronto, and is a collaboratively-trained family lawyer.

Posts by Deanne Sowter

Torts and Family Violence: Ahluwalia v Ahluwalia

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?