Nathalie Des Rosiers, former Dean of the Common Law and Civil Law Sections at the University of Ottawa, was elevated to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s executive council on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 as part of the premier’s cabinet shuffle.
One of the new seminars offered in this year’s January term is the Child Protection Law Course in memory of the late Justice Heidi Levenson Polowin. The intensive course provides an opportunity for students to examine in some detail the child protection legislation and law in Ontario, and reflects Justice Levenson Polowin’s expertise in Child Protection law and her active concern for the protection of children.
The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section is unique in that it has adopted a three week January term during which each student takes one course, which is offered in an intensive format. The three-week schedule allows the Faculty to engage professors who would be otherwise unavailable for a traditional semester, while students are able to concentrate all their attention on one course.
Students from the Dispute Resolution Practicum course competed in the final round of the Richard Weiler Competition for Effective Lawyer-Client Relations and Team Work in Mediation on January 8, 2018. We are pleased to congratulate Jamal Rehman and Sam Najem, first place winners — and Nicole Wozniak and Gurinder Gujral, second place winners in this year’s competition!
The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section is pleased to announce that Katie Black (J.D. 2009), Peter Chiarelli (LL.B. 1991), Pierre de Neuville Richard (LL.B. 1970) and Kathleen Keller-Hobson (LL.B. 1979) will be inducted into the Common Law Honour Society for 2017.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced on December 19, 2017 that Faculty of Law Alumnus Harley Finkelstein (JD-MBA 2009) has been appointed to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors.