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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.

Queen's Law students' rivalry benefits refugees

Queen’s Law students Adam Sadinsky, who hails from Ottawa, and Ian Moore, who comes to Queen’s from Edmonton, placed a personal wager on the Canadian Football League title game. Instead of money exchanging hands between the winner and loser, though, the two third-year students decided to donate the money to the local Refugee Relief Fund operated by the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

‘Castle’ experience catapults student to international tribunal

Leah Thompson, Law’17, will be spending her second consecutive summer in Europe. This year, she completed the Public International Law (PIL) Program at Herstmonceux Castle, the Queen’s-owned Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, U.K. She has now accepted an offer to intern next summer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands.

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.