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Latest ‘excellent event’ for alumni in Ottawa

(November 4, 2016)

While there was a chill in the air on the evening of October 26, there was nothing but warm feelings inside the Ottawa office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. That was where alumni gathered together with Dean Bill Flanagan for a cocktail reception hosted by Martin Masse, Law’95, a partner with the sponsoring firm. 

Queen’s Law extends invitation to Indigenous JD prospects

(November 2, 2016)

Continuing its Indigenous student outreach, Queen’s Law will be participating in two key upcoming events hosted by Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre. On November 11, the Faculty will once again join in the annual Graduate & Professional Day for Indigenous prospective students who want to learn more about advanced studies at Queen’s. The 18th Annual Indigenous Research Symposium, taking place November 11–12, will feature a keynote address by Mark Dockstator, President of First Nations University of Canada. 

Law’72 grad receives Order of Canada for outstanding leadership in labour law

(November 1, 2016)

“It was unexpected – and very much appreciated,” says Michel Picher, Law’72, of his recent appointment to membership in the Order of Canada. The distinction crowns a 40-year career as a labour arbitrator and recognizes his exceptional contributions to improving labour-management relations in several Canadian industries. 

Students witness Supreme Court history in the making

(October 27, 2016)

Claire Davis, Law’19, and Kate Withers, Law’17, had front row seats to watch Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) nominee Justice Malcolm Rowe be vetted for his suitability to serve on the nation’s top court. They were Queen’s Law’s student representatives at an October 25 session at the University of Ottawa, where Rowe answered questions from MPs and senators. This Q&A was part of the federal government’s new appointment process aimed at openness and transparency. 

New director steps up career-building for Queen’s Law students

(October 25, 2016)

The Career Development Office (CDO) at Queen’s Law is a fundamental part of ensuring students’ future success. As Julie Banting (Artsci’00, MIR’01) begins a new challenge as the school’s recently appointed Director of Career Development, she says she wants to create an even longer list of career and practical training opportunities for students.

Considering culture in criminal courts

(October 17, 2016)

Queen’s University researcher Priscilla Ferrazzi, Law’91, LLM’07 (PhD’15) says Inuit culture is a key consideration when planning criminal court programs for people with mental illness in Nunavut. Rehabilitation-oriented criminal court programs to reduce the number of people with mental illness caught in the criminal justice system exist in many North American cities and elsewhere but not in the mainly Inuit Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut. 

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