The Supreme Court is a central institution in Canadian law and politics, and yet, to date, there has been relatively little empirical research on its work. Professor Carissima Mathen is leading a new project, funded by an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), that will use state-of-the-art legal data analytics to investigate Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decisions, specifically probing how the Court has addressed equality claims.
The 2020 Fall Term is upon us at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. A number of changes, not all of them COVID-19 related, have taken place at the Law School since the Spring. Here is a brief look of what we tackled during COVID-19 but also an overview of notable announcements and appointments:
The Office of the Vice-Dean Research established these awards to recognize the role of dedicated teaching, sustained and creative research and generous service to the community, the University and the Faculty of Law in strengthening our institution and raising our public profile.
The Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue at the University of Ottawa is supporting the creation of a new research project on water regulation and governance. The project will use water-related issues as a lens to identify climate change-induced problems and their ramifications, and then make recommendations to multi-level policymakers.