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New Professorship in Corporate Law and Finance commemorates notable figure in Canadian corporate law

(March 27, 2017)

For Queen’s Law, it is a second named professorship in less than 24 months – and a tribute to a beloved alumnus. Coming into effect for the 2017-18 school year, the Stephen Sigurdson Professorship in Corporate Law and Finance will further increase the law school’s breadth of business law offerings. Its namesake was a member of the Dean’s Council, and one of Canada’s most celebrated figures in corporate law, prior to passing away in 2016. 

Law'18 student encourages deeper understanding of treaty histories

(March 27, 2017)

On March 21, the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force presented its final report with recommendations to the university community. The historical milestone was marked with an event that day at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Jason Mercredi, Law’18, a member of Queen’s Senate and the Aboriginal representative on the Queen’s Law Students’ Society (LSS), is an Indigenous member of the TRC Task Force. 

Queen’s labour law symposium papers published in book commemorating Bernie Adell

(March 24, 2017)

Queen’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace (CLCW) hosted a symposium in 2015 to mark the 20th anniversary of Weber v Ontario Hydro, a landmark Supreme Court labour law ruling. The event also commemorated the late Professor Bernie Adell, Queen’s renowned labour and employment scholar. Now, Irwin Law has published the conference papers in a collection entitled One Law for All? Weber v Ontario Hydro and Canadian Labour Law

JD student recommends mentorship program without a ‘shadow’ of a doubt

(March 23, 2017)

Every winter, dozens of Queen’s Law students take part in the Shadow Program, in which first-year JDs are matched with alumni and shadow them for a day to learn about the legal world in practice. Taylor Burnie, Law’19, was one of those fortunate students this February.

Queen’s first Grand Moot showcases talented law students, OCA justices

(March 15, 2017)

For years, students and faculty have dreamed of an internal mooting competition just for Queen’s students. This year, the Moot Court Committee took action, and the result was Queen’s inaugural Grand Moot. “Holding the event was a snap decision, so we had a short organizational cycle and a limited number of participating teams,” says Professor Joshua Karton, a committee member. “But the quality of the mooting was really impressive!”