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Longtime Queen's lawyer always looked to mediation, reconciliation

(February 10, 2017)

Even though she served many years as the university’s Legal Counsel, Diane Kelly, Law’83, admits that legal action is not the best approach in certain situations. Her collaborative and cooperative attitude – a hallmark of Kelly and her career at Queen’s – has earned her the Queen’s Human Rights Initiative Award. 

 

Queen’s Law students support refugees in wake of U.S. travel ban

(February 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump’s recent ban on refugees has prompted action from the Queen’s Law Refugee Support Program (QLRSP). As part of the Write for Refugees program, the group has collected over 100 signed letters asking Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen to suspend the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement as legal challenges to these executive orders continue to come forward. 

Queen’s Law welcomes Aboriginal applicants to campus

(January 30, 2017)

Saturday, February 11 of this year will see the introduction of a new feature in Queen’s Law Recruitment: the Aboriginal Applicant Open House. This full day of programming will introduce Aboriginal applicants to key members of the broader Queen’s Law community, starting with an opening prayer from the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and continuing through to afternoon tours of the entire campus. 

Queen’s PBSC program helps refugees adjust to life in Canada

(January 27, 2017)

A Queen’s Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) program is helping acclimatize recent immigrants in the Kingston area to the Canadian legal system. The Legal Education for Refugees Project sees students go to KEYS Job Centre or Kingston Community Health Centres to give legal education presentations to newly arrived, permanent-resident refugees in a classroom setting.

New platform offers unique ‘snap’shot of law students’ lives

(January 24, 2017)

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – now Snapchat has joined the array of social media channels used by Queen’s Law. The Faculty’s new foray into Snapchat – a photo-sharing service where photos vanish from the screen in 60 seconds, and from the service in 24 hours – has been launched to help bring prospective students closer to the Queen’s Law community and show them what the school has to offer. As the first Canadian law school to move into this new form of social media, Queen’s is at the forefront of communicating with its students, faculty and staff in new ways. 

Queen’s to co-host Toronto symposium on law, work and family care

(January 20, 2017)

The intersection between work and family life is one of the most challenging issues confronting the law of the workplace. On February 17–18, Queen’s Centre for the Law in the Contemporary Workplace (CLCW) is co-sponsoring a symposium, “Law, Work and Family Care,” to discuss how the law currently addresses these issues and how it can be reshaped. 

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