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Law’79 alumnus succeeds fellow grad to lead Gowlings

A second successive lawyer with a Queen’s background will head Gowlings with the firm’s next appointment for Chair and CEO. Peter Lukasiewicz, Law’79, will take over from Scott Jolliffe, Law’76, effective January 1. Lukasiewicz is assuming his new role while Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, a leading law firm in the United Kingdom, launch a new international legal practice called Gowling WLG. Lukasiewicz and Jolliffe will both serve on its global board.

CBC’s Dragons’ Den is hungry for recent grad’s Hangry

Fabian Raso, MBA‘12/Law’13 (Artsci’09), has hit it big on the popular CBC show Dragons’ Den. His company, Hangry, closed a deal for $120,000 with three “dragons” in November. Hangry, a skip-the-line restaurant app now targeted at university and college students, allows users to pre-order and pre-pay for meals from any of their on-campus food locations and then notifies them when their order is ready for pickup.

Advocacy Institute co-founders from Queen’s Law saluted nationally

Alumnus Owen Rees and Professor Grégoire Webber of Queen’s Faculty of Law have been selected to receive one of Canada’s most prestigious civilian honours. Rees, Law’02, a partner at the highly regarded Toronto boutique litigation firm Stockwoods, and friend Webber, the Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law, will be awarded Meritorious Service Medals at an upcoming ceremony in Ottawa. The medals, established by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to recognize individuals for remarkable achievements, will be presented by Governor General David Johnston, Law’66, LLD’91.

Professor Bailey researches marriage law in Jane Austen’s world

“Marriage,” writes Martha Bailey, “is the central theme and conclusion of Jane Austen’s novels.” From her first published book, Sense and Sensibility, to her last, Persuasion, Austen’s plots centred on the intricacies of marriage, from engagements and financial settlements to clandestine weddings, adultery and illegitimate children.

MIR/JD grads reconnect and catch up on labour law initiatives at Queen’s

On a chilly November evening in Toronto, alumni, faculty and staff shared warm memories over wine and canapés about their time at Queen’s Law. The school, together with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, hosted this inaugural reunion for graduates of the Queen’s unique MIR/JD program.

Former Law Students’ Society President leads national program to help refugees

Jackie Swaisland, Law’06, knew she had to use her expertise as an immigration lawyer to help people caught up in the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. After being contacted by other lawyers asking what they could do to assist, she got an idea to compile a list of those who were willing to work pro-bono with private refugee sponsorships. This initiative blossomed into the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program and Swaisland is one of its key leaders.