On March 3, 2021, The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Janet E. Mills , LLB ‘91 , as a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
Priya Dube and Jeremy Cooney represented the Common Law Section at the 2021 Canadian National Negotiation Competition held virtually on February 26, 27 and 28. They placed an impressive fourth in a field of 20 schools, the largest since the competition began in 2017
We are devastated by the news of yesterday’s shootings in Georgia which left 8 people dead and countless families and community members heartbroken. We recognize the shock, the hurt, and the fear born of this horrific act of violence within Asian communities across North America.
On February 19, 2021, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, launched the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, who will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella.
Professor Anne Levesque represented Amnesty International (AI) as an intervener before the Quebec Court of Appeal on February 23, 2021, as a Montreal-based non-profit, Environnement Jeunesse, sought to proceed with its class action lawsuit against the Canadian government for failing to act on the climate crisis.
Sania Ahuja, Layali Awwad, Sheryl Molloy and Lauren Thompson, representing the Common Law Section, enjoyed remarkable success at the 2021 All American regional round of the John H. Jackson WTO Moot, held virtually February 25 to 28.
The Common Law Section is pleased to announce the creation of the Common Law Section Students Community Enhancement and Anti-Racism Action Fund to support community enhancement initiatives stewarded by students from Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities. The Fund will also support students engaged in the development and implementation of projects, partnerships or events that promote anti-racism initiatives at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.
Professor Samuel Singer served as a co-plaintiff in a human rights challenge that recently won a historic victory for the rights of trans and non-binary individuals. Justice Gregory Moore of the Superior Court of Quebec ruled that several articles of the Civil Code of Quebec discriminate against trans and non-binary people, depriving them of their dignity and equality.