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Recent grads welcome new students from three provinces to Queen’s Law network

(August 18, 2017)

What’s it like to live in Kingston? What is life like at law school and after graduation? Alumni who graduated within the last six years answered these and other questions posed by members of the incoming Law’20 class at welcome receptions held in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa during the first two weeks of August. 

Intellectual property specialist expands Queen’s Business Law Clinic’s mandate

(August 10, 2017)

Since managing the Queen’s Business Law Clinic as a student eight years ago, Morgan Jarvis, Law’10 (Artsci’05, MSc’08), has developed an expertise for legal matters involving IP, technology innovation and business law. He’s been an associate with Gowlings (now Gowling WLG), VP of Marketing and Innovation Strategy with pro bono legal service provider AdviceScene Enterprises Inc., a Technology Transfer Officer with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a review counsel with the QBLC – and also an Olympic rower. On August 1, he returned to his alma mater as the clinic’s full-time director, ready to steer his crew of student caseworkers in delivering legal services to a broader client base of Kingston-area entrepreneurs, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Order of Canada honour for Law’78 grad

(August 8, 2017)

Catherine Latimer, Law’78, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada (JHSC) and a fellow at the Broadbent Institute, says she was “surprised and humbled” to learn that she is among the latest group of distinguished Canadians to be named to the Order of Canada. Latimer earned the honour for her more than 40 years of “principled contributions to the development of criminal justice policy, most notably on issues related to youth justice.” 

Queen’s Law members help score big win for kids’ charity in Taylor Hall tournament

(August 4, 2017)

Hockey heroes from three leagues – NHL, OHL and OUA – and players from sponsoring businesses faced off against each other in the downtown Kingston Metro parking lot on July 29. Central to the action at the 4th Annual Taylor Hall Charity Ball Hockey Tournament for the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston were two all-star Queen’s Gaels: Kevin Bailie, Law’19 (Artsci’17), and Spencer Abraham, Law’20. Also joining the play were Aaron Fransen, Law’04 (Artsci’01), and Phil Osanic, Law’91, LLM’02. 

Baker McKenzie renews support for ground-breaking labour law research

(August 1, 2017)

Improving the conditions of migrant farm workers is more challenging and critical than ever in a world with a globalized food system. Baker & McKenzie LLP, an international law firm with expertise in global issues, is helping to do just that with a new $60,000 gift to Queen’s Law to support the research of Manoj Dias-Abey, PhD’16. 

Citing feminist judgments in courts across the globe

(July 28, 2017)

When Professor Beverley Baines, Law’73, presented her “Women Judges on Constitutional Courts: Why not nine women?” paper at the annual International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) conference this month, she took the opportunity to promote a transformative project to leading legal minds from around the world.

Mohawk grad’s gift creates award for Indigenous law students at Queen’s

(July 25, 2017)

David Sharpe, Law’95, has been helping Queen’s Law reach out to Indigenous JD prospects for the past four years as a volunteer ambassador. Now he has bolstered that support with a generous $50,000 gift, creating The David Sharpe Indigenous Law Student Award for upper-year studies.

Queen’s castle experience catapults students’ international law perspectives

(July 21, 2017)

Students who have completed one of two International Law (“Castle”) Programs in Southeast England will be returning to Queen’s this fall with a new understanding of international law and a new perspective on the types of law and opportunities internationally that are available to them.