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Criminal bar ‘giant,’ a Law’69 grad, is among Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 ‘Most Influential’

(August 18, 2016)

“Donald Bayne was a fierce advocate and tactically brilliant lawyer on Duffy. There is no one else like him.” That’s what voters told Canadian Lawyer about the Law’69 alumnus who was named by the magazine as one of 2016’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. 

CLCW fundraising surpasses $1-million goal

(August 15, 2016)

Queen’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace (CLCW), the first of its kind in Canada, has reached another milestone. The generosity of alumni, friends, law firms and other organizations has pushed donations over the top of the school’s goal of $1 million for the CLCW. Among this year’s targeted contributions were gifts of $50,000 each from Lancaster House and Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.

Legal Leaders for Diversity honour new grad

(August 11, 2016)

While she’s just starting her legal career, Julie Harmgardt, Law’16, has already made her mark in promoting awareness, education and support for young adults living with hidden, chronic illnesses. On August 9, she was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from Legal Leaders for Diversity (LLD), a group of Canadian General Counsel who support the creation of a more inclusive legal profession. 

Torys renews Public Interest Internship Program

(August 8, 2016)

Since 2007, Torys LLP has funded internships for more than 70 Queen’s Law students at a wide variety of international and domestic agencies. With a $250,000 gift this year from the firm and its Queen’s alumni and friends, the Torys Public Interest Summer Internship Awards have been renewed. Scores of future students will have the same opportunity to spend the summer between first- and second-year law developing their legal skills while working for public-interest organizations around the world.  

Lexpert celebrates two Queen’s Law grads for promoting diversity and inclusion

(July 29, 2016)

For this year’s Zenith Awards, Lexpert has honoured those who have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in society. Among the winners are Scott Jolliffe, Law’76, Gowling WLG’s Head of International Development and former CEO, and Frank Walwyn, Law’93, a partner with WeirFoulds in Toronto.