The ways in which contemporary democracies address social problems through courts is changing. While criminalization is still the primary way that legal institutions address problematic social conflicts, many scholars are now emphasizing the need to look beyond criminal law, pointing to alternative ways that law can be and is being mobilized to govern social problems.
This May, Professor François Larocque will undertake a project that aims to improve the protection of language rights in Canada by empowering young Canadians to take an active role in the process of implementing the nation’s language laws and policies.
A new mother becomes obsessed with uncovering the mystery of her own mother’s disappearance. In a quest for answers, she journeys from a small British Columbia mining town to Southeast Asia, following in her mother’s footsteps, all the while reexamining her sense of belonging. This is the story of Lily, the protagonist in Professor Jamie Liew’s debut novel Dandelion (Arsenal Pulp Press), which releases on April 26.
Like so many academic institutions switching from fully remote learning, the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law was faced with a dilemma: How do we provide quality legal education while maintaining a safe learning environment?
As organizations return to in-person operations, opportunities still remain for personal interaction in virtual environments and engaging online events. One such event was the Faculty of Law’s recent virtual open house for incoming students, which we hosted on the platform Gather.