May was a proud month for the Common Law Section as we hosted two separate events to celebrate our alumni and honour our 2018 Common Law Honour Society inductees.
Surrounded by their family, friends, members of the legal community, and fellow alumni, Chief Justice Paul Crampton, LL.B. 1985, Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, LL.B. 1998, and Ms. Audrey Ramsay, LL.B. 1993 were all named to the Honour Society.
Hugh Verrier, LLB 1981, has been re-elected for a fourth term as White & Case chair.
White & Case LLP's practice, which focuses on transactional commercial, technology and intellectual property matters. The team acts for clients on a standalone basis, and provides support on corporate transactions, such as joint ventures, M&A, and restructurings.
Professor Angela Cameron is part of a group of five feminist scholars who have been awarded a conference grant from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law to host an international workshop entitled “What Works in Feminist Law Reform? Lessons from the Local”. The workshop will feature feminist scholars from around the world, with special emphasis on scholars from the global south and Indigenous women.
Vice-Dean and Professor of Law Carissima Mathen recently premiered her new book, Courts Without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinions, at the Metropolitan Brasserie in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Courts Without Cases is the first comprehensive legal treatment of the distinctive Canadian phenomenon of “references”, legal proceedings where questions are put to the Court by Cabinet, rather than arising through a live case.
The Honourable Emile Rosario Millette, LLB 1961, has passed away at the age of 83. After attending Gravelbourg College in Saskatchewan at the young age of 11, Justice Millette graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law school in 1961, and was called to the bar in April 1963.
On May 6, 2019, the Faculty of Law lost a true friend and visionary in Anne McDougall. Over the course of the last two decades, Mrs. McDougall and her family supported the Faculty of Law financially, personally and emotionally.
Dr. Paul Daly of the University of Cambridge has been awarded a University Research Chair (URC) in Administrative Law and Governance. He will join the Common Law Section on July 1, 2019, where he will use his chair to advance knowledge in the field of administrative law, developing principles to ensure that Canada’s administrative agencies work effectively and justly for the benefit of all Canadians.
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).