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Queen’s Law students kick off new era of pro bono service

(September 22, 2016)

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) turns 20 this year and its Queen’s Chapter is celebrating this milestone in style. The PBSC Queen’s team has just launched an anniversary website and on September 26 they will host a volunteer welcome reception featuring a special guest. Justice Harvey Brownstone, Law’80, who inspired the PBSC Family Law Project, will give a keynote address to student volunteers, supervising lawyers and faculty members involved with the program in the Kingston area.

Queen’s Law PhD student wins provincial scholarship for work linking free trade and human rights

(September 21, 2016)

For three years, Ana Patricia Chuc Gamboa worked as a lawyer advising foreign companies that import and export raw materials in her native Mexico. Now she has been awarded an Ontario Trillium Scholarship for her doctoral work at Queen’s Law to study the trade agreements those companies rely on. The scholarship, valued at $40,000 annually for three years, is given to help the best doctoral students from around the world study in the province. 

Alumnus Donald Bayne receives national award for ‘Professionalism & Civility’

(September 14, 2016)

“I’m highly honoured,” says Donald Bayne, Law’69 (Arts’66, EMBA’01), of his most recent distinction, The Advocates’ Society’s 2016 Catzman Award. “This award is unique, reflecting a renewed focus on civility in litigation by recognizing other professional qualities beyond simply the ability to be a good barrister or write a good factum.”

Queen’s Law alumni dominate Canadian General Counsel Awards

(September 9, 2016)

Many Queen’s Law graduates are recognized as outstanding general counsel, and now a trio of them have more hardware to prove it. At the 2016 Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA) gala, Sheila Murray, Hugh Kerr and Betty DelBianco, all ‘80s grads, took three of the seven awards for being tops in their field. The awards, established by the National Post and ZSA Legal Recruitment, were presented on June 1 in Toronto. 

Law PhD student earns scholarship for work challenging courts’ majority voting rule

(September 8, 2016)

“It is important to critically analyze the foundations of political institutions,” says Cristóbal Caviedes, a Chilean native who began his PhD in Law studies at Queen’s last January. That attitude is not only driving his doctoral research, but also garnered him an International Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 

Queen's Law launches ‘essential’ professional education program

(September 6, 2016)

“Labour and Employment Law Essentials” is a school first: it’s the inaugural professional education program offered by Queen’s Law. The workshop, presented in partnership with the Queen’s Centre for Contemporary Law in the Workplace (CLCW), will be held in Toronto on October 19 at the Smith School of Business facility at 200 Front St. West. 

Legal and political philosophy colloquium grows this year

(August 29, 2016)

The Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy enters its second year this fall with an exciting new lineup of speakers. A joint initiative between the Faculty of Law and the Departments of Philosophy and Political Studies, the course is convened jointly by Professors Jean Thomas and Grégoire Webber. With strong representation from students in all departments, the colloquium is a fantastic opportunity to foster and develop interdisciplinary learning and scholarship.