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‘Quintessential common law judge’ Cromwell celebrated at Queen’s symposium

(September 25, 2017)

At a symposium held in his honour, recently retired Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell, Law’76, LLD’10 (Mus’73) received heaps of praise, as well as some playful criticism, from friends and colleagues. The symposium, inspired by the upcoming publication of In Furtherance of Justice: The Judicial Life of Thomas A. Cromwell, a commemorative volume of the Supreme Court Law Review, was one of the events held on September 9 to help celebrate the Faculty of Law’s 60th anniversary. 

Articling students help thriving Queen’s Law Clinics meet increased demand

(September 8, 2017)

This year marks another milestone for the Queen’s Law Clinics (QLC): the hiring of the most articling students in its history. Since Queen’s Law’s five clinics were brought together in downtown Kingston in 2015, demand for all their services has increased significantly. Three full-time articling students, all Law’17 alumni, are needed to provide legal services to clients and to mentor student caseworkers. 

Recent grads welcome new students from three provinces to Queen’s Law network

(August 18, 2017)

What’s it like to live in Kingston? What is life like at law school and after graduation? Alumni who graduated within the last six years answered these and other questions posed by members of the incoming Law’20 class at welcome receptions held in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa during the first two weeks of August. 

Intellectual property specialist expands Queen’s Business Law Clinic’s mandate

(August 10, 2017)

Since managing the Queen’s Business Law Clinic as a student eight years ago, Morgan Jarvis, Law’10 (Artsci’05, MSc’08), has developed an expertise for legal matters involving IP, technology innovation and business law. He’s been an associate with Gowlings (now Gowling WLG), VP of Marketing and Innovation Strategy with pro bono legal service provider AdviceScene Enterprises Inc., a Technology Transfer Officer with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a review counsel with the QBLC – and also an Olympic rower. On August 1, he returned to his alma mater as the clinic’s full-time director, ready to steer his crew of student caseworkers in delivering legal services to a broader client base of Kingston-area entrepreneurs, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Order of Canada honour for Law’78 grad

(August 8, 2017)

Catherine Latimer, Law’78, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada (JHSC) and a fellow at the Broadbent Institute, says she was “surprised and humbled” to learn that she is among the latest group of distinguished Canadians to be named to the Order of Canada. Latimer earned the honour for her more than 40 years of “principled contributions to the development of criminal justice policy, most notably on issues related to youth justice.” 

Queen’s Law members help score big win for kids’ charity in Taylor Hall tournament

(August 4, 2017)

Hockey heroes from three leagues – NHL, OHL and OUA – and players from sponsoring businesses faced off against each other in the downtown Kingston Metro parking lot on July 29. Central to the action at the 4th Annual Taylor Hall Charity Ball Hockey Tournament for the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston were two all-star Queen’s Gaels: Kevin Bailie, Law’19 (Artsci’17), and Spencer Abraham, Law’20. Also joining the play were Aaron Fransen, Law’04 (Artsci’01), and Phil Osanic, Law’91, LLM’02.