The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is launching new entrance scholarships for Black law students.
These scholarships will provide $10,000 to up to five entering Black law students each year. The scholarships will be renewable for $5,000 in each of the second and third year of law school for a total value of $20,000 for each student.
On December 21, 2020, The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Darlene Heather Carreau, LLB ‘96, as the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.
Congratulations to the organizers of the annual Souper Français which was held on January 8, 2021. It was a huge success with over 220 students, lawyers, judges and professors in attendance. The guest of honour was the Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada who gave a beautiful speech.
Alumna Emily Leduc Gagné, JD ’19, magna cum laude, is a great example of a non-traditional path to becoming a lawyer and how one can have multiple careers. She moved to Montreal as a teen for her career as a professional contemporary ballet dancer and completed her BA in English literature with a minor in education at McGill University during that time.