La Fondation franco-ontarien has chosen Common Law’s Anne Levesque as a finalist for a Prix Saphir in the Community Engagment category. The Prix Saphir aim to recognize and promote the commitment, excellence and influence of women in the Franco-Ontarian community.
Professor Samuel Singer is the guest editor of a new special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, entitled On the Margins of Trans Legal Change, with fellow guest editor Ido Katri (University of Toronto). The publication is the continuation of a project seeking to amplify trans legal studies in Canada, which was the focus of a conference at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in May 2019.
Governments once granted Internet platforms legal immunity from liability for the conduct of their users. But as issues like disinformation, cyber-bullying, and online defamation grow increasingly complex, a re-evaluation of long-held Internet policies has become crucial. Professor Michael Geist is taking on this challenge; he is aiming to develop solutions that address the risks of Internet-based harm while also safeguarding freedom of expression.
Sarah Paquet, LLL ’93 and LLB ’01, has been awarded the CIBC Executive Leaders distinction by WXN, the only national organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages.
While 2020 provided more than its fair share of disruptions, Common Law researchers repeatedly demonstrated a steadfast resilience, countering uncertain times with an exceptionally broad offering of knowledge and expertise. In 2020 alone, and in spite of COVID-19-related challenges, researchers from the Common Law Section published 17 books, covering a huge range of research topics.