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.
Doctoral student Angela Lee has been awarded the 2019 Graduate Student Award of Merit by the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC). The award recognizes women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at their universities and in their communities, while maintaining an exemplary academic record.
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.
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. Read the full story.
The Ottawa Business Journal recently published an article calling Katie Black, LL.B. 2009, a ‘rockstar’ – and it’s not hard to see why:
“She’s clerked for Beverley McLachlin, the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Within six years, Black made partner at Ottawa law firm Caza Saikaley LLP. She helped bring more than 4,000 refugees to Canada by co-creating a program to deliver free legal services to private sponsors of Syrian refugees....
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Common Law Professors Jeremy de Beer and David Fewer are appearing at the Supreme Court of Canada today on behalf of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). The outcome of this case, which addresses “Crown copyright”, will impact many mass digitization projects and open government initiatives.
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.