For the fifth consecutive year, both University of Ottawa teams brought home some of the top prizes from the Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition. The competition was held on March 9, 2019 at the Law Society in Toronto with competitors from across Ontario, Calgary and Saskatchewan. From uOttawa Team 2, Robert Barnes won first place for Best Individual Student and from uOttawa Team 1, Rachel Zweig won second place for Best Individual Student.
On Tuesday, March 12, Professor Lawrence David and the sixty students in his section of the first-year Criminal Law and Procedure course were fortunate to host the Supreme Court of Canada's Justice Michael J. Moldaver.
The University of Ottawa Common Law team of Marta Porodko (3L), Yvonna Belkina (2L), Gavin Inkster (2L) and Andrew Newman (2L) competed at the 2019 Davies’ Corporate/Securities Law Moot on March 8th and 9th. The uOttawa team beat out thirteen schools from across the country to win the prize for best factums.
Students from the University of Ottawa’s Programme de common law en français (PCLF) will be joined here in Ottawa by law students across Canada for the upcoming Michel Bastarache Moot Court Competition taking place March 22-24.
The 2019 uOttawa Common Law team finished as the Runner-Up National Canadian Champions at the Philip C. Jessup Moot. Team members include Mitchell Dorbyk (2L), Peter Knowlton (2L), Maggie MacDonald (3L), and Benjamin Rabinovitch (2L), coached by Professor Anthony Daimsis and Jolene Hansell (JD 2018).
The University of Ottawa Client Consultation team, made up of members Erica Predko and Pooja Naidu, made it to the semi-finals in the annual Canadian Client Consultation Competition. The Competition, held at the University of Windsor, took place March 2-3 and simulates the initial client interview and showcases the students’ interviewing skills.
University of Ottawa students had another stellar year at the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot championship. A runner-up finish for uOttawa’s Fox mooters in the 2019 finals adds another accolade for the school. That makes six straight semi-finals, four finals appearances, and three Fox Cups in the past six years.
Common law graduate student Ghazaleh Jerban clearly remembers the first time she saw the artifact that would become the focus of her fellowship research. “This big frame of intricately woven delicate wires,” as she describes it, at Ottawa’s Canada Science and Technology Museum stopped her in her tracks.
Last year Dahlia James, a University of Ottawa student who worked as a research assistant for Professor Malhotra and the Disability Rights Practicum, was part of a team that contributed research to a factum submitted for leave of appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada.