One of the advantages of the intensive January term is the opportunity it provides us here at the University to attend courses and lectures delivered by international Visiting Professors. On January 14th, Professor Michael Ewing-Chow, from the National University of Singapore and who’s visit is sponsored by the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law, will be delivering the annual Hyman Soloway Lecture entitled “Trade Wars: Does WTO law matter?”
Professor Ewing-Chow received his LL.M from Harvard and an LL.B from the National University of Singapore, where he teaches World Trade Law, Company law, and ASEAN Economic Law. He has worked as a consultant to the Singapore Government, the World Bank, and the WTO.
During the January term here at University of Ottawa, Professor Ewing-Chow will be teaching International Economic Law and Regulation of New Technology. Stemming from the rise of new technology such as ride-share apps, self-driving cars, and crypto-currency, as well as the pressure being placed on Governments stemming from climate change and the Paris Convention, this course will examine the regulatory space afforded by International Economic Law and how it provides a framework for dealing with these new challenges.
Hyman Soloway attended Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall, graduating in 1939 and opening a law firm with the late John Mirsky in 1945, which today operates as Soloway Wright. Hyman Soloway’s own practice was largely centered on corporate and commercial matters. He went on to receive his LL.D. from Carleton University, and later a second LL.D. from the University of Ottawa. As we know, a Chair in Trade and Business Law here at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law was established in his name. He passed away shortly before his 90th birthday, in 2004.
If you have not yet registered for the lecture taking place Monday evening, please confirm your attendance.