Professor Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz (LLM ’05, LLD ’15) has directed production of a special issue of the University of Ottawa’s Revue générale de droit (RGD). The RGD special edition was published on January 15, and is entitled “Canada’s Role in Protecting Human Rights in the Americas.” It is now available to the University community.
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.
SSHRC is pleased to announce the launch of the third annual 2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge, organized in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, which closes on March 29, 2019. This is a great opportunity to support and promote the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and their contributions to policy development.
Common Law’s Professor Aimée Craft has earned a Partnership Engage Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a collaborative project that will engage Indigenous communities on important issues of water stewardship entitled “Nibi (Water) Declaration – Grand Council Treaty #3 Regional Engagement Sessions”.
Common Law’s Professor Craig Forcese, and Carleton University’s Stephanie Carvin, of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, are among the 2018 winners of the Clawbies -- the Canadian Law Blog Awards. They were recognized for “A Podcast Called INTREPID” in the category of “Best Law School / Law Professor Blog”.
Professor Vanessa MacDonnell has joined the Department of Justice Canada for a six-month stay as a Scholar-in-Residence in the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Branch, lasting from January to June 2019.
Common Law Alumnus Aaron Grinhaus, LL.B. 2008, has published a textbook: A Practical Guide To Smart Contracts And Blockchain Law.” The textbook offers a timely and comprehensive overview of legal issues related to distributing ledger technology, Blockchain and smart contracts.