During the 11th year of partnership with United Nations, Common Law students have recently completed the preparation of 5 additional studies for the Repertory of the Practice of the United Nations Organs.
Congratulations to University of Ottawa Common Law alumnus Thomas E. Ullyett, LLB ’85, who has received the 2021 Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s Louis Saint-Laurent Award of Excellence! This is the CBA’s highest award, presented in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding service and professional achievement for the benefit of the legal profession. This honour acknowledges the breadth and scope of Ulyett’s achievements and contributions.
A team of three Common Law JD candidates for 2022, Ayushi Dave, Ritesh Kotak, and Ryan Mosoff, has won the Harley Finkelstein Entrepreneurship Challenge! The competition, endowed by Harley Finkelstein, joint J.D. & MBA, ‘09 and President of Shopify, was designed to develop the entrepreneurial mindset that is critical to leadership, helping students to become better leaders, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
The Honourable Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario, announced the appointment of Alex Ilchenko, LLB ’91, to the Superior Court of Justice, Toronto Region, effective August 12, 2021. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
Caryma Sa’d, JD ‘15, is a Toronto-based lawyer and entrepreneur whose practice focuses primarily on housing, cannabis, and criminal law. She is also very outspoken about what matters to her, such as issues relating to politics, access to justice, poverty, racism, and the legal profession.
For the first time in the history of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a woman president, Charlene D. Theodore, passed the baton to another woman. The responsibility was given to Karen Perron, LLB ’03, this September.