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Access to Justice: The action-oriented, result-driven views of John Sims, Law’71

(October 18, 2017)

John Sims, Law’71, was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada for his commitment to access to justice and for his principled and respected leadership as a senior public servant. Since “retiring” as the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada, John has devoted his enormous energy and his many skills to efforts to improving access to justice. By Thomas Cromwell, Law’76, LLD’10

Professor Mohamed Khimji wins SSHRC Insight Grant to study shareholder democracy

(October 17, 2017)

Professor Mohamed F. Khimji, the David Allgood Professor of Business Law at Queen’s University, has won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant as principal investigator for a project entitled “Shareholder Democracy in Public Corporations – An Empirical and Economic Analysis.” The amount of the award is $155,305 over five years. The research will have wide reaching implications for all members of the general public who invest in the capital markets.  

Black Law Students’ Association at Queen’s initiates alumni network

(October 16, 2017)

At the first annual reception for black graduates of Queen’s Law, alumni came together from across Ontario to join Dean Bill Flanagan and students at Toronto’s Society Loft on October 10. The event was hosted by the Queen’s Chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) of Canada, established in 2015 to help foster inclusivity and to give its members a platform for guidance and support.

Queen’s Law alumni strengthen common bond at Ottawa reception

(October 13, 2017)

Inside the Dentons Canada LLP office located in the downtown core of the nation’s capital, dozens of alumni filled the boardroom with feelings of warmth and camaraderie on September 28. They gathered for their city’s latest alumni reception, this time hosted by Dentons partner Tom Houston, Law’78 (Com’75). 

Queen’s Law professor shares international justice expertise with Kosovo judges

(October 10, 2017)

Professor Darryl Robinson is often called upon to speak about crimes against humanity to academics and students around the world. On Sept. 16, he discussed the topic at a retreat for the judges of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC). The event was at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, in the courtroom where the Nuremberg trials were held.

Queen’s Law community tees off for charity

(October 6, 2017)

In a school first, administrators partnered with student representatives to host the Queen’s Law Fall Classic Charity Event on September 30. Hitting the grounds at the Loyalist Golf & Country Club in Bath, Ontario, were more than 80 students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. This new annual event is the school’s latest initiative to build stronger connections between the law school and Kingston community. 

Keeping legal education financially accessible

(October 3, 2017)

In celebration of the school’s 60th anniversary, Dean Bill Flanagan has kicked off a major campaign – QL60 – to raise funds for one of the Faculty’s top strategic priorities. “We are committed to ensuring that a Queen’s Law education remains financially accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their means,” he told alumni at a gala dinner during Homecoming Weekend in September. “This has always been one of the school’s core values.” 

Queen’s Law celebrates 60th anniversary at special homecoming

(September 29, 2017)

Sixty years after the first class of law students began their studies at Queen’s, over 250 alumni returned to campus to celebrate Queen’s Law at 60 Homecoming festivities. Throughout the weekend of on September 8–9, they caught up with old friends and the latest developments at their alma mater, reminisced about their school days and made new lasting memories.  

‘Trailblazing’ LLM grad in Ghana honoured as a woman of courage

(September 28, 2017)

(September 28, 2017)

Charlotte Osei, LLM’96, Chair of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, has received the U.S. Embassy’s Women of Courage Award for 2017. Robert P. Jackson, USA Ambassador to Ghana, made the presentation to Osei, recognizing her management and administration of the 2016 Ghanaian election and her efforts to increase inclusion and civic engagement.

‘Quintessential common law judge’ Cromwell celebrated at Queen’s symposium

(September 25, 2017)

At a symposium held in his honour, recently retired Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell, Law’76, LLD’10 (Mus’73) received heaps of praise, as well as some playful criticism, from friends and colleagues. The symposium, inspired by the upcoming publication of In Furtherance of Justice: The Judicial Life of Thomas A. Cromwell, a commemorative volume of the Supreme Court Law Review, was one of the events held on September 9 to help celebrate the Faculty of Law’s 60th anniversary. 

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