Sarah Paquet, LLL ’93 and LLB ’01, has been awarded the CIBC Executive Leaders distinction by WXN, the only national organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages.
On November 27, 2020, Governor Julie Payette announced 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including the Honourable Allan Rock, LLB ’71. Allan Rock is President Emeritus of the University of Ottawa, and a Professor in the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law where he teaches International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict in International Law. He is also a member of the Common Law Honour Society.
Samantha Peters, JD ’16, is a proud alumna who lives law differently.
Samantha has joined the Faculty of Law on a part-time basis for the 2020-2021 academic year as the Black Legal Mentor-in-Residence. In this role, Samantha will provide one-on-one and group academic and career mentorship to Black law students, and will provide expertise in the development of supportive programming and anti-racism initiatives.
The Common Law Section launched in April 2020 the Summer Student Support Initiative (SSSI). The SSSI is one of the ways that the Faculty responded to the significant negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability of the usual summer experiential learning and employment activities for our students, with many jobs and other opportunities cancelled or postponed.
Congratulations to University of Ottawa Common Law alumna Annamie Paul, LLB ’95, who became the leader of the Green Party of Canada on October 3rd, 2020. She is the first Black person and first Jewish woman to be elected as the head of a national political party in Canadian history.