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LLM alumna gives Queen’s Law Clinics a further boost

(December 8, 2016)

Queen’s Law Clinics has taken another step forward with the appointment of Karla McGrath, LLM’13, as its first Executive Director. While continuing to serve as Director of the Family Law Clinic, she will also now oversee the school’s five clinical programs and streamline them by implementing common policies and procedures when appropriate.

A view from the top: Retired SCC Justice Cromwell gets candid

(December 7, 2016)

Two months after retiring from the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Thomas Cromwell, Law’76, LLD’10 (Mus’73), was warmly welcomed back to Queen’s Law for a four-day visit during the first week of November. He took time to sit down with Queen’s Law Reports editor Lisa Graham to share his perspective as a judge serving on Canada’s top court, to discuss what comes next professionally, and to talk about his continuing involvement with his alma mater. 

Queen’s PhD grad coauthors invaluable book to combat illegal tax practices

(December 5, 2016)

David Kerzner, Law’90, PhD’15, has used his doctoral research at Queen’s Law to make a timely contribution to a subject in the public spotlight. He is the coauthor of a new book, International Tax Evasion in the Global Information Age, focused on tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs). Called “an invaluable resource” by retired Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein, the text was published by Irwin Law last summer and is now being published internationally by Palgrave Macmillan in London and by Springer Publishing online.

Queen’s Law students get up close and personal with Supreme Court justice

(November 25, 2016)

Addressing the Queen’s Law community last week, Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) shared stories on her experiences – from breaking into the judiciary as the youngest and first pregnant judge in the country to becoming the first Jewish woman to sit on its highest court. 

Former Queen’s criminal law professor appointed to Ontario Court of Appeal

(November 24, 2016)

“A lawyer's lawyer, then a professor's professor, then a judge's judge – Gary Trotter has done it all, performing at the highest level imaginable every step of the way." In those words, Justice David Stratas, Law’84, of the Federal Court of Appeal, describes the latest Court of Appeal for Ontario (OCA) appointee. 

Law’71 alumnus honoured for distinguished service to Queen’s

(November 16, 2016)

David Pattenden, the holder of five Queen’s degrees (BA’67, MA’69, LLB’71, MEd’74 and an honorary doctorate, LLD’03), has a new distinction from his alma mater. He is one of six members of the Queen’s community (two from Law) who received the Distinguished Service Award on November 5. The award, presented by University Council, recognizes individuals who have made Queen’s a better place.