The University of Ottawa team competed in the 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition in the regional qualifying round and the international round. The team was represented by Ariel Wheway (3L JD/MA), Christina Emberley (3L), Emily Sheard (3L), and Leah Cummings (3L).
MakerLaunch is an initiative that supports University of Ottawa students or recent alumni in their entrepreneurial goals by helping them to launch new start-ups and fast track the commercialization of their technologies.
The program was founded by University of Ottawa alumni and is managed by two-time alumna Midia Hassan. In addition to access to a pool of talent, mentors and coaches, the program offers entrepreneurs a seed grant of $50,000 earned over nine months of milestones.
Andrew Feltham, J.D. 2020, has been chosen to clerk with Justice Sheilah Martin at the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Feltham is currently in his second year of the Faculty of Common Law's English JD Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, and also holds a MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA, '10).
The University of Ottawa Willem C. Vis Moot team of James Plotkin (coach), Anna Katyk, Avery Ross, Rida Malik, and Quinn Giordano finished second out of 372 in Vienna at the world’s largest moot. A whopping 87 countries participated.
Led by Professor Anthony Daimsis, the uOttawa team spent the first four grueling days in general rounds, facing teams from South America, Europe, and the Middle East before the tournament was cut from 372 to 64 teams.
uOttawa Programme de Common Law en Français (PCLF) received the second place award for dissertations and an Individual Award for Pleading went to Jia Wen Li at the Inaugural Michel Bastarache Competition on Language Rights. The competition was held in Ottawa as part of the 16th annual Michel Bastarache Conference, which kicked off on Friday, March 22, at the Rideau Club with 100 guests in attendance to listen to speaker Claude Laverdure.
For more than a decade, uOttawa law professor Nathalie Chalifour has analyzed the constitutionality of federal climate legislation. In February this year, the outside world came knocking, and her expertise was put to the test.
Saskatchewan was challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s new national carbon pricing legislation, which came into force on April 1, 2019, in provinces lacking their own plans to reduce carbon emissions. The Ecofiscal Commission, acting as an intervenor in support of the federal carbon tax, invited her and Professor Stewart Elgie to represent it in the case before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
The University of Ottawa celebrates another successful year at the 17th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot. Almut MacDonald, Jessica Pugliese, and Spencer Malthouse, coached by Professor Jeremy de Beer, brought home a second-place finish. The achievements of this year’s Oxford team affirm a long-standing tradition of international IP mooting success for the uOttawa Common-Law Section.
The University of Ottawa Common Law team of Marta Porodko (3L), Yvonna Belkina (2L), Gavin Inkster (2L) and Andrew Newman (2L) competed at the 2019 Davies’ Corporate/Securities Law Moot on March 8th and 9th. The uOttawa team beat out thirteen schools from across the country to win the prize for best factums.