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.
Marie Senécal-Tremblay ('82) Appointed Citizenship Judge
Common Law alumna Marie Senécal-Tremblay ('82) has recently been nominated as a citizenship judge for Montreal, Quebec, effective April 2013.
International Law Group Hosts David Cole
On Thursday, November 14, the International Law Group hosted David Cole at the University of Ottawa's Law School.
Announcing the Nicole LaViolette Friends of Lambda Prize
The Lambda Foundation is proud to announce that it has renamed its award at the University of Ottawa the Nicole LaViolette Friends of Lambda Prize
. The Foundation has chosen to honour Professor LaViolette
in this way because she exemplifies leadership and achievement both in terms of her scholarly work on LGBT legal issues and her personal commitment to human rights.
Prof. de Beer Awarded Major Grant for Open Innovation Project
Common Law Professor Jeremy de Beer
has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant to support the project, Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights for Open Innovation
. The 5-year, $845,000 research initiative is jointly funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Genome Canada and three collaborating universities: Ottawa, Saskatchewan and Simon Fraser.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada: 2014-2015 International Fellowship Program
Recruitment for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada 2014-2015 International Fellowship Program is now open. The International Fellowship Program offers an extraordinary training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. Click here for more information
Book Launch: Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives
On November 28, 2013
, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre will host a book launch for the new book by Professor Ravi Malhotra
and alumna Morgan Rowe (’10) entitled Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives: Finding a Voice of Their Own
. The event will take place in Fauteux Hall, room 550, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information
Upcoming Event: “From the medical model to the model of rights”
On November 27, 2013
, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre will host a lecture entitled “From the medical model to the model of rights: the impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Canadian Law” featuring guest speaker Philippe Dufresne, Acting Director General and Senior Counsel of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 550 of Fauteux Hall. Click here for more information
Upcoming Event: “Anonymity in Our Age of Internet Defamation”
On November 27, 2013
, the Centre for Law, Technology and Society will host a lecture entitled “Anonymity in Our Age of Internet Defamation,” featuring guest speaker Alex Smith, Associate, Torys LLP. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in room 351 of Fauteux Hall. Click here for more information
Common Law Student Andrew Reinholdt Authors Article on Top 9 SCC Judges
Common Law student Andrew Reinholdt has authored an article for Canadian Lawyer Magazine
entitled “The dream team: Top 9 (or should it be 8 now?) SCC judges” in which he compiles an all-star line-up of current and former Supreme Court of Canada judges.