Common Law professors Ian Kerr and Teresa Scassa have been appointed to the Government of Canada’s new Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, joining a prestigious group of leading Canadian researchers and business executives to provide advice on how Canada can become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) advancements while ensuring that AI policy and practice reflect Canadian values.
In 1992, Jim Gatley, LLB 1994, decided to gather some of his classmates together and created a hockey league to help manage the stresses that can come with attending law school. 25 years later, the tradition continues and their kids have been welcomed onto the ice with them.
May was a proud month for the Common Law Section as we hosted two separate events to celebrate our alumni and honour our 2018 Common Law Honour Society inductees.
Surrounded by their family, friends, members of the legal community, and fellow alumni, Chief Justice Paul Crampton, LL.B. 1985, Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, LL.B. 1998, and Ms. Audrey Ramsay, LL.B. 1993 were all named to the Honour Society.
Hugh Verrier, LLB 1981, has been re-elected for a fourth term as White & Case chair.
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Professor Angela Cameron is part of a group of five feminist scholars who have been awarded a conference grant from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law to host an international workshop entitled “What Works in Feminist Law Reform? Lessons from the Local”. The workshop will feature feminist scholars from around the world, with special emphasis on scholars from the global south and Indigenous women.
Vice-Dean and Professor of Law Carissima Mathen recently premiered her new book, Courts Without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinions, at the Metropolitan Brasserie in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Courts Without Cases is the first comprehensive legal treatment of the distinctive Canadian phenomenon of “references”, legal proceedings where questions are put to the Court by Cabinet, rather than arising through a live case.