Louise Bélanger-Hardy

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Louise Bélanger-Hardy
Full Professor

B.A.
Soc.
LL.B. (Ottawa)
LL.M. (University College London)

Room: 57 Louis Pasteur St., Room FTX 382
Bureau: 613-562-5800 ext. 3320
Fax: 613-562-5124
Courriel professionnel: Louise.Belanger-Hardy@uOttawa.ca

Louise Bélanger-Hardy

Biography

Member of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

Louise Bélanger-Hardy specializes in Tort Law and in Medical Law. Her other fields of interest are Common Law in French, Legal Writing and Pedagogy.

After practising law for three years in Ottawa with Borden, Ladner, Gervais (known at the time as Scott & Aylen), she joined the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. She was Vice-Dean from 1995 to 1999. The quality of her teaching has earned her many teaching prizes from the Common Law Student Society.

She is currently part of a research team, led by Dr Alan Forster at the Ottawa Hospital, working on the topic of adverse events and reporting systems. 

Current Research Projects

  • In Tort Law: the notion of recognizable psychiatric injury, remoteness in negligence law
  • In Health Law: law and psychology scholarship, adverse events in hospital settings

Publications

Articles

  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy et Gabrielle St-Hilaire, « Bilinguisme judiciaire et enseignement de la common law en français en Ontario : un bilan » (2009) 34 Revue du Nouvel Ontario 5
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy et Gabrielle St-Hilaire, «30 ans et 1 000 personnes diplômées : l’enseignement de la common law en français à l’Université d’Ottawa» (2008) 25 Francophonies d’Amérique 89-113
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, «Négligence et obligation de diligence : 40 ans l’évolution» (2006) 40e anniversaire, Revue de droit d’Ottawa/Ottawa Law Review 27-66
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, «Responsabilité délictuelle et réparation du préjudice moral: où en est la common law canadienne?» (2002) 32 R.G.D. 697- 735
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, «Nervous Shock, Nervous Courts: the Anns/Kamloops Test to the Rescue?»  (1999) 37 Alberta L.R. 553-588
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, «Négligence, préjudice moral et victimes indirectes : les limites à la réparation sont-elles justifiées?» (1998) 36 Osgoode Hall Law J. 399-446
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, «Du consentement éclairé au choix éclairé : évolution ou révolution en droit médical canadien» (1997) 5 Health L. J. 67-98
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, «Le consentement aux actes médicaux et le droit à l’autodétermination : développements récents» (1993) 25 R.D. Ottawa 485-523
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy et Josée Bouchard, «Developments in Property Law : The 1991-92 Term (1993) 4 Supreme Court L.R. 1-26

Books and Book Chapters

Books Written 

  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy & Denis Boivin, La responsabilitécivile délictuelleen common law, Cowansville (Qué.), Yvon Blais, 2005.

Books Edited 

  • Sanda Rodgers, Rakhi Ruparelia et Louise Bélanger-Hardy, dir., Critical Torts, Markham (On), LexisNexis, 2009.
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy et Aline Grenon, dir., Éléments de common law canadienne – comparaison avec le droit civil québécois, Toronto, Thomson Canada, 2008. Winner of the Walter Owen Book Prize 2010.
  • Aline Grenon et Louise Bélanger-Hardy, Elements of Quebec Civil Law– A Comparison with the Common Law of Canada, eds., Toronto, Thomson Canada, 2008.
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy et Aline Grenon, dir., Éléments de common law et aperçu comparatif du droit civil québécois, Montréal, Carswell, 1997, 656 pages.

Chapters in Books  

  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, « Droit et émotions : réflexion novatrice sur le préjudice moral  » in Sanda Rodgers, Rakhi Ruparelia et Louise Bélanger-Hardy, eds., Critical Torts, Markham (On), LexisNexis, 2009.
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, « Le droit des délits » dans Éléments de common law canadienne – comparaison avec le droit civil québécois, Toronto, Thomson Canada, 2008.
  • Louise Bélanger-Hardy, « Le droit des délits » dans Éléments de common lawet aperçu comparatifdudroit civil québécois, Montréal, Carswell, 1997, 106 pages.

Reports

Report on the French Common Law Program Graduates After 30 Years of Teaching the Common Law in French at the University of Ottawa

Louise Bélanger-Hardy, Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Yves LeBouthilier, Gabrielle St-Hilaire, Au service de la justice en français: Rapport sur les personnes diplômées du programme de commonlaw en français, Ottawa, Université d'Ottawa, 2006


Courses

  • Torts / Droit des délits CML 1637A
    This is a small group year long course (7 credits) combining Tort Law and Legal Writing. Students learn about negligence, intentional wrongs, defamation, nuisance, strict liability and work on various legal writing assignments (case summary, letter to a client, legal memorandum, factum, etc).

    Students participate in the Heenan Blaikie Moot Competition held yearly in March.
  • Civil Liability / Délits civils et responsabilité extracontractuelle I et II CML 1701 & 1702
    Bijuridical course offered by a civil law Obligations expert and a Tort Law expert. The course includes the analysis of the fundamental notions of civil obligations and liability such as responsiblity, fault, harm and remedies. The course also explores the law applicable to negligent conduct, intentional harm, nuisance and strict liability.
  • Introduction to Health Law / Introduction au droit de la santé CML 3509
    This is an introductory course aiming to familiarize students with most of the key areas of health law: constitutional issues, the role of the Charter, public law, mental health law, financing of health care systems (Camada Health Act and Ontario OHIP regime), provincial regulation of health professionals, the patient-doctor relationship (including civil liability, consent, confidentiality and protection of health information). Students are invited to make presentations on topics of interest. Recent presentations include: criminal liability of doctors, tobacco litigation, end of life decisions and ethics, vaccination, regulation of new health professions, nanotechnology etc.

    Students have the opportunity to attend reviews or hearings of Ontario's Heath Professions Appeal and Review Board and Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

Presentations

Recent Conferences

2011

  • July 3
    Speaker, The Law and the Pill: An Overview, Great Expectations Symposium, Ottawa
  • July 8
    Speaker, Compensation for Damage to the Mind in Tort Law: A Role for the Law and Emotion Movement? International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Berlin, Germany
  • December 8
    Speaker, Language Rights and Health Professions Regulatory Bodies in Ontario, Health Professions Appeal and Review Board/Commission d’appel et de révision des professions de la santé, Toronto

2010

  • January 15
    Speaker, Effective Decision Writing, Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 26
    Speaker, Mental Health Law in Ontario, Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Toronto, Ontario
  • May 6
    Speaker,  Effective Decision Writing, Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Toronto, Ontario
  • September 16
    Speaker, Tort Law and Charter Values: Causation and Violence Towards Women, Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), Southampton, U.K.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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