Common Law Honour Society 2014 Call for Nominations
Do you know a uOttawa Common Law graduate you would like to nominate for induction into the Common Law Honour Society? Established in 2003, the Common Law Honour Society is the Common Law Section's most prestigious alumni distinction. It is our intention to continue to honour an additional three or four graduates every year, but we need your help.
Upcoming Event: International Law Group Hosts Shiri Krebs
On April 24, 2014 the International Law Group will host Shiri Krebs for an information session entitled, “Naming, Blaming and Legal Framing: Barriers to War Crimes Investigations”. The event will take place from 10:00-12:00 p.m. in Fauteux Hall, room 570.
Student Michele Krech Wins International Humanitarian Law Writing Competition
Common Law student Michele Krech
has won the Fourth Annual International Humanitarian Law Writing Competition
, awarded by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
at the American University Washington College of Law, and the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Ronald St. John Macdonald Young Scholars Award: Call for Student Papers
The Canadian Council on International Law
is inviting international law papers from students who are studying at the graduate or undergraduate level in any discipline. Articling students are also eligible: papers from articling students will be considered under the graduate student category. Click here for more information
Prof. Steger Attends Historic International Law Meetings in Washington, D.C.
Professor Debra Steger
recently attended the historic American Society of International Law (ASIL) and International Law Association (ILA) joint meetings
in Washington, D.C. from April 7 to 12, 2014. She is one of only three Canadian members of the International Trade Committee of the ILA.
Four New Professors Hired at the Common Law Section
The Common Law Section is pleased to announce the hiring of four new faculty members: Professor Yan Campagnolo
, Professor Colleen Flood
, Professor Michael Pal
and Professor Amy Salyzyn
Common Law Alumnus Marquis Felix (’96) Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
The Honourable Marquis Felix (’96), graduate of the Common Law Section, has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective April 16, 2014.
uOttawa Team Excels at World Championship Round of Jessup Moot
From April 6-10, 2014, the Common Law Jessup team of Alessandra Toteda
, Patrick Connors
, Sam Pack
and Chris Kreutzner
competed in the World Championship Round of the 2014 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, in Washington, D.C., advancing to the round of 16 and finishing the tournament as the top Canadian team.
Prof. Krishna Authors Article on Capital Gains for The Bottom Line
Professor Vern Krishna
has authored an article entitled “Preferential treatment for capital gains” for the April issue of The Bottom Line
, in which he discusses the difficult problem of how to treat the taxation of capital gains.
Prof. VanDuzer and Team Receive Major Grant to Study Health Impacts of Trans-Pacific Partnership
Professor Tony VanDuzer
is part of an international team that just received a $150,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the effects on health of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).