The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is launching new entrance scholarships for Black law students.
These scholarships will provide $10,000 to up to five entering Black law students each year. The scholarships will be renewable for $5,000 in each of the second and third year of law school for a total value of $20,000 for each student.
Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy has earned a grant from Global Affairs Canada for a project entitled “Media Freedom in an Algorithmic Age: Perils and Possibilities”, which examines the implications of algorithmic systems and other emerging digital technologies for media freedom.
The rapid evolution of AI technologies has made a profound impact on the world of medicine, leading to significant advances in how technologies can interface with the human nervous system. But the use of AI-based neuroprostheses as medical devices raises a number of questions: Which AI-elements should future neuroprostheses incorporate or leave out? What technical design choices or regulatory measures are required to proceed safely? How can we support patients in clinical decision-making to avoid overblown hopes and to know—to borrow Thomas Nagel’s famous phrase—“what it’s like to have a hybrid mind”?
Fallon Benson and Angel Larkman are both 2L students in our JD program. They are also part of our Indigenous Law Learner Community and have both taken action and found ways to change the world, while still studying.
On December 21, 2020, The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Darlene Heather Carreau, LLB ‘96, as the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.
Congratulations to the organizers of the annual Souper Français which was held on January 8, 2021. It was a huge success with over 220 students, lawyers, judges and professors in attendance. The guest of honour was the Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada who gave a beautiful speech.
To coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9th, 2020, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) featureda virtual presentation by Part-Time Professors Noah Arshinoff (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) and Marc Tassé (Telfer School of Management,Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) as part of its 2020 Knowledge Partner talks.