Orientation 2018


Welcome to the Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa

Dear Incoming 1Ls,

Congratulations and welcome to the English Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa!

We look forward to meeting you in September. We have developed an exciting academic orientation that will prepare you for success in your first year of law school.

In the following weeks you will receive further information about Orientation, including a detailed schedule and reading materials. These materials can be provided in an accessible format if required.

In the meantime, check out this outstanding series of podcasts prepared by our colleague, Professor Forcese, which will be a big help to you in getting ready for legal study. We encourage you to find time to listen to these podcasts before September!

We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant, diverse and inclusive community.

Professor Jamie Chai Yun Liew, Director of the First Year Program
Professor Kyle Kirkup, Orientation Coordinator

Orientation Materials

Campus Map

Orientation podcasts, featuring Craig Forcese and friends

Virtual tour of Ottawa legal landmarks

Brian Dickson Law Library Services


Important Dates
Happening in the Law School
Services for Students
Orientation Faculty

Director, First Year Program:

Jamie Chai Yun Liew


Orientation Coordinator:

Kyle Kirkup

Links to Cool Stuff

What to Read Before Starting Law School, by Adam Dodek

How Canadians Govern Themselves, by Eugene Forsey

Supreme Court of Canada Website

Check out the Law Faculty’s Tweeters and Bloggers!


Professor Amir Attaran: @profamirattaran

Professor Jennifer Bond: @bondjk

Professor Suzanne Bouclin: @sbouclin

Professor Angela Cameron: @blogforequality

Professor Jennifer Chandler: @jnfrchandler

Professor Y.Y. Brandon Chen: @YYBrandonChen

Professor Lynda Collins: @LcollinsCollins

Professor Anthony Daimsis: @Daimsis

Professor Jeremy de Beer: @jdebeer

Professor Colleen Flood: @ColleenFlood2

Professor Craig Forcese: @cforcese

Professor Michael Geist: @mgeist

Professor Daphne Gilbert: @PyjamasandTea

Professor Steven Hoffman: @shoffmania

Professor Ian Kerr: @ianrkerr

Professor François Larocque: @FJLarocque

Professor Jamie Liew: @thechaiyun

Professor Vanessa MacDonnell: @vanessa_macd

Professor Carissima Mathen: @cmathen

Professor Graham Mayeda: @Graham_Mayeda

Professor Jena McGill: @JenaMcGill

Professor Errol Mendes: @3mendous

Professor Chidi Oguamamnam: @Chidi_Oguamanam

Professor Michael Pal: @mikepalcanada

Professor Marina Pavlović: @pavLAWich

Professor Amy Salyzyn: @AmySalyzyn

Professor Joanne St. Lewis: @firing_control

Professor Joao Velloso: @VellosoJGV

Professor David Wiseman: @dwwiseman

Professor Adam Dodek: @ADodek

Professor Kyle Kirkup: @kylekirkup


Faculty Blogs and Websites:

Professors Angela Cameron, Jena McGill & Vanessa MacDonnell 

Professor Jennifer Chandler 

Professor Y.Y. Brandon Chen 

Professor Jeremy de Beer

Professor Adam Dodek

Professor Craig Forcese

Professor Michael Geist

Professor Steven Hoffman

Professor Ian Kerr

Professor Carissima Mathen

Professor Chidi Oguamanam

Professor Teresa Scassa

Professor Kyle Kirkup

Professors Adam Dodek, Amy Salyzyn and others blog regularly at www.slaw.ca

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