The Ottawa Business Journal recently published an article calling Katie Black, LL.B. 2009, a ‘rockstar’ – and it’s not hard to see why:
“She’s clerked for Beverley McLachlin, the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Within six years, Black made partner at Ottawa law firm Caza Saikaley LLP. She helped bring more than 4,000 refugees to Canada by co-creating a program to deliver free legal services to private sponsors of Syrian refugees....
In the 10 years since Harley Finkelstein, MBA, LL.B. 2009, was in Fauteux Hall, he has gone on to complete his articling, be called to the bar, and then promptly join what has become Canadian e-commerce giant, Shopify. He has since been named COO of the company, and was back in Fauteux Hall on March 13 to speak about his journey.
David Scott, OC, QC, LL.B. 1960, D.U. 2001, has passed away at the age of 83. Mr Scott had a relationship with the University of Ottawa that spanned more than six decades. He was fiercely proud of his alma mater and continued to take an interest in the faculty and its students until his final days.
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.