Louise Charron (’75) Named Companion of the Order of Canada
On December 30, 2012, the Honourable Louise Charron (’75) was appointed as a Companion of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston.
Monique Mechefske (’07) Appointed Justice of the Peace
Common Law graduate Monique Mechefske (’07) has been appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Timmins.
Course Selection for 2013
It being December, first-year students are already asking about course selection for next year. Vice Dean of the English Program, Craig Forcese
has posted a blog on upper-year course selection and a podcast in which he interviews Professor and Law Society Bencher Constance Backhouse
on the considerations students might employ in selecting upper year courses. Both may be accessed here
Common Law Section Receives 7 SSHRC Grants
Congratulations to members of the Common Law Section who received seven grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC) in 2012, totalling nearly $1 million in funding.
Professors Lamarche and Sheehy to Launch Women, Law & Human Rights eJournal
The Common Law Section is sponsoring a new eJournal on the Social Science Research Network
(SSRN) entitled the Women, Law & Human Rights eJournal
, which will be co-edited by Professors Lucie Lamarche and Elizabeth Sheehy.
Six Alumni Recognized as “Rising Stars” by Lexpert Magazine
Six Common Law alumni were honoured by Lexpert Magazine
on December 3, 2012 as "Rising Stars” at a gala dinner highlighting Canada’s “Leading Lawyers Under 40.”
uOttawa-FMC Negotiation Team Wins American Bar Association Regional Finals in Boston
On December 1-2, 2012, Common Law students Ryan Roberts and Andrew Reinholdt placed first in the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition
Regional Finals in Boston, MA. The duo was coached by alumnus James Wishart (’09) and sponsored by FMC LLP
Pascale Daigneault ('87) Named First Vice President of OBA
Common Law alumna Pascale Daigneault ('87) has been named First Vice President of The Ontario Bar Association (OBA).
HRREC’s Sonya Nigam Discusses Relationship Between Human Rights and Canada’s Democracy
In her December column for Canadian Lawyer Magazine
, Executive Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre
(HRREC), Sonya Nigam, discusses “Our relationship with the voices of the vulnerable.”
Prof. Steger Featured in Numerous Media on CNOOC-Nexen Deal
Professor Debra Steger
has been featured across numerous media in the past week as an expert commentator on the takeover of Calgary-based energy oil and gas producer Nexen by the China National Offshore Oil Company, a deal recently approved by the federal government.