Congratulations to Vivene Salmon (LLB ’09) for being named one of the 2020 Top 25 Women of Influence by the empowerment organization Women of Influence, which calls her “a legal leader with a notable first.” Not only is Salmon a lawyer and vice-president, country compliance manager of global banking and markets compliance, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, but she was also named president of the Canadian Bar Association in 2019.
The Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability has received funding from the University of Ottawa, through the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue, Public Policy Initiative, to organize a campus-wide Game Jam!
In December 2019, Slava Balan, LLM, PhD candidate, enjoyed the enriching experience of accompanying Prof. John Packer, Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution, during visits to Geneva and Chisinau (the capital of Moldova) to advance minority rights and prevent conflicts.
On Saturday, February 8, 2020, students from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law’s Common Law and Civil Law Sections competed in the third annual Ottawa Law Classic hockey game at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex.
Over the past year, cabinet secrecy has become a hot topic due to controversies raised by legal cases against Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Hence, Professor Yan Campagnolo’s latest book on cabinet secrecy,Le secret ministériel : théorie et pratique, published by Presses de l’Université Laval, is very timely.
Will Tao (J.D. 2014) was recently awarded a CLawbies for his blog, Vancouver Immigration Blog, for the second time. In 2015 it was as the Best New Canadian Law Blog and in 2019, he earned the Best Canadian Law Blog and Commentary award. We took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his blog, his time as a student and his passion for Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law.