Law and Social Justice
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57 Louis Pasteur St
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

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Professor Graham Mayeda


Professor Graham Mayeda briefly explains the Law and Social Justice Option

"The Social Justice Option is one of uOttawa’s showcase programs. It offers specialized courses to enable graduates to work in law firms that litigate public interest issues (labour law, human rights law, environmental law, aboriginal law, etc.), community legal clinics, non-governmental organizations, national and regional government bodies, international organizations, and other public interest organizations."


Official Launch of the Social Justice Caucus

A Social Justice Caucus (SJC) has been established in the Common Law Section.  The SJC is a joint initiative of faculty and students aimed at fostering collaboration to enhance social justice programs and activities in the Faculty, the legal profession and the broader community.  (details)


Professor St. Lewis to speak at Equal Voice’s National Summit

On March 10, 2011, Professor Joanne St. Lewis will participate in Equal Voice’s National Summit, "Leveraging Women’s Leadership for the 21st Century – Changing the Game."  The event marks the tenth anniversary of Equal Voice and the global centenary of International Women’s Day. (details)

Sonya Nigam, Executive Director of HRREC, Discusses Human Rights in India

Sonya Nigam, Executive Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) has published an article focusing on human rights in India in the latest edition of Canadian Lawyer. (details)

Professor Nicole LaViolette ('96) Appears Before Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights

On February 17, 2011, Professor Nicole LaViolette ('96) appeared before the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to address the treatment of sexual minorities in Uganda. (details)

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