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.
For the fifth consecutive year, both University of Ottawa teams brought home some of the top prizes from the Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition. The competition was held on March 9, 2019 at the Law Society in Toronto with competitors from across Ontario, Calgary and Saskatchewan. From uOttawa Team 2, Robert Barnes won first place for Best Individual Student and from uOttawa Team 1, Rachel Zweig won second place for Best Individual Student.
On Tuesday, March 12, Professor Lawrence David and the sixty students in his section of the first-year Criminal Law and Procedure course were fortunate to host the Supreme Court of Canada's Justice Michael J. Moldaver.
Students from the University of Ottawa’s Programme de common law en français (PCLF) will be joined here in Ottawa by law students across Canada for the upcoming Michel Bastarache Moot Court Competition taking place March 22-24.
The 2019 uOttawa Common Law team finished as the Runner-Up National Canadian Champions at the Philip C. Jessup Moot. Team members include Mitchell Dorbyk (2L), Peter Knowlton (2L), Maggie MacDonald (3L), and Benjamin Rabinovitch (2L), coached by Professor Anthony Daimsis and Jolene Hansell (JD 2018).