In a simulated meeting of the UN Security Council, virtually convened on 15 November 2021, Common Law students passed a resolution, making a series of recommendations to the international community to help the people of Afghanistan at the time of catastrophe. The unanimously passed SC resolution (S/RES/2606 (2021)) covers, inter alia, helping the people of Afghanistan, the role of the United Nations, the question of representation of Taliban in the United Nations, and the UN sanctions on Taliban.
The 14th edition of the annual Nelligan Law First Year Moot Court Competition was held on November 13-15, 2021. Over 140 first-year students in the English Program competed in the preliminary rounds, held on the morning of November 13. The 1L students were divided into hearings with two appellant counsel facing off against two respondent counsel. In a competition first, all hearings were held online, allowing 57 judges from across Canada and abroad (including one in London, England!) to judge.
It is our pleasure to announce the renewal of Professor Natasha Bakht as the Shirley Greenberg Chair for Women in the Legal Profession (2022-2024). Professor Bakht is the sixth Greenberg Chair since its inception in 2002: Professor Elizabeth Sheehy (twice: 2002-05 and 2013-16); Professor Sanda Rodgers (2005-07); Professor Martha Jackman (2007-11); Professor Rosemary Cairns Way (2011-13); and Professor Angela Cameron (2016-20).
The Honorable R.J. Simpson, Minister of Justice and Government House Leader, announced the judicial appointment of Jeannie Scott, LL.B. ’08, to the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories, effective October 8, 2021.
Hats off to these three Common Law alumni, who have recently been named among the 2021 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Canadian Lawyer describes the winners as possessing the “ability to influence public opinion and to help shape the laws of this country and others, contribute to the strength and quality of legal services, involvement and impact within the justice community, and social and political influence and involvement.”
By Kristina Reed, Social Media Strategist, the smallest steps
The smallest steps is a new documentary by local director Nicole Bedford. The project seeks to highlight the sustainable impact that small steps of change, whether physical or social, can have so long as they continue.
On November 12, 2021, Mayor Jim Watson revealed this year’s inductees to the Order of Ottawa. Among the 15 names were two proud uOttawa Common Law alumni: Dr. Danielle Lussier, LLB ‘07, LLM ’08, Law PhD ’21 and Daljit S. Nirman, LLM ’02. This award recognizes exceptional residents who have made important contributions that benefit of the citizens of Ottawa. Mayor Watson calls the inductees “remarkable individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of those in our community through their professional accomplishments.”
The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, in collaboration with the Section de droit civil, invites you to attend the 4e École d’automne sur la méthodologie de la recherche en droit | 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law to be held at the University of Ottawa, November 22-26, 2021 (online).