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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. 

Golden football legends reminisce at Richardson Stadium’s grand re-opening

(September 29, 2016)

As the rain poured down on tricoloured fans, the Queen’s Gaels football team concluded their first game on the turf of the revitalized Richardson Stadium with a less than stellar result – falling 27-13 to the Western Mustangs. But for Gaels Football Hall of Famers like Bill Sirman, Law’72 (Arts’63, MA’06) and Peter C.P. Thompson, QC, Law’65 (Arts’62), who took part in a pregame opening ceremony honouring past championship glories, neither the weather nor the scoreboard could dampen their spirits. For them, being here in a new stadium is a reminder of past lessons learned, and what football is really all about. 

LLM alumna continues to make New Zealand history

(September 28, 2016)

2016 has been an incredible year for one of the most remarkable jurists to come out of Queen’s Law’s Master’s program. For New Zealand’s Ellen France, LLM’83, expertise in constitutional and administrative law, as well as a deep knowledge of government processes, has led to notable back-to-back distinctions: an appointment to the Supreme Court and being named a Dame by Queen Elizabeth for her services to the judiciary  (Queen’s first known law alumna so honoured). 

Queen’s professor receives $91K grant to research contemporary crimes against humanity

(September 26, 2016)

Professor Darryl Robinson helped draft the current leading definition of crimes against humanity. Now he wants to modernize this area of law to deal with contemporary non-state actors, such as terrorist groups or corporations. A $91,000 research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) will help him do just that.