An Interview with the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Arbour

Volume 46, No 2

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The Honourable Madam Justice Louise Arbour received an LLL (with honours) from the Université de Montréal in 1970 and is a member of both the Québec and Ontario Bars. Over the course of her distinguished career, Louise Arbour has worked in a number of varied positions, including teaching at Osgoode Hall Law School, serving as a judge at three different levels of court and acting as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Most recently, Louise Arbour added private practice to her repertoire of diverse positions, joining the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) as a jurist in residence.*

The Ottawa Law Review’s Andrea Kareclas, Jason Wang, Julio Paoletti and Morgan Teeple Hopkins met with Louise Arbour at the Montréal office of BLG in the fall of 2014. Starting right at the beginning of her legal education, Louise Arbour shared her experience in a number of exciting positions, provided her insight on different areas of the law and gave us a glimpse at some of the work she is currently engaged in.

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