The Kololian Family Scholarship for International Law Students
This scholarship enables two law graduates – one ethnic Chinese from China, and one ethnic Tibetan from either China or from the Tibetan community outside of China – to travel to Canada for a 12-month period to earn a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) at the University of Ottawa.
Professor Jennifer Chandler Speaks on Neuroessentialism
This past October, Associate Professor Jennifer Chandler spoke at a symposium in Vancouver on neuroessentialism, which refers to the social/cultural consequences of defining the person in terms of their brain or brain abnormalities.
First Aid for Pre-Exam Jitters
Several Common Law professors have set up “virtual exam preparation” sessions to provide students with tips on succeeding in their law school exams.
Upcoming Event to Celebrate Constance Backhouse
On December 10th, 2013, the Common Law Section will host an event to celebrate Professor Constance Backhouse
on her incredible achievements.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela Dies at 95: A Statement from Prof. Joanne St. Lewis
Nelson Mandela is the most significant public intellectual of my lifetime. His spiritual politics influenced the world. I was fortunate and humbled in his presence. I can recall each moment of my conversations with him including in South Africa shortly after his release when he was supporting Winnie through her appeal.
Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program of the American Society of International Law 2013
The Helton Fellowships
provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and/or research in areas involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs and other related areas.
Ten Faculty Members Recognized at uOttawa Celebration of Excellence 2013
Ten Common Law faculty members were formally recognized at the University of Ottawa’s Reception in Celebration of Excellence in Research and Education on December 2, 2013.
Calin Rovinescu (’80) Named The Globe and Mail’s Best Canadian CEO of 2013
Common Law National Program graduate Calin Rovinescu (’80), President Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, has been named Canada’s best CEO in The Globe and Mail
’s Report on Business
magazine, released November 29, 2013.
Nathalie Fortier ('97) Named Vice-Chair
Common Law, French Program alumnus Nathalie Fortier ('97) has recently been named the new Vice-Chair of the Child and Family Services Review Board
and the Custody Review Board
Devin Persaud Named SABA Student of the Year
Common Law student Devin Persaud (3rd year English Program) has been awarded the South Asian Bar Association's (SABA) Student Recognition Award.