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Queen’s labour law symposium papers published in book commemorating Bernie Adell

(March 24, 2017)

Queen’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace (CLCW) hosted a symposium in 2015 to mark the 20th anniversary of Weber v Ontario Hydro, a landmark Supreme Court labour law ruling. The event also commemorated the late Professor Bernie Adell, Queen’s renowned labour and employment scholar. Now, Irwin Law has published the conference papers in a collection entitled One Law for All? Weber v Ontario Hydro and Canadian Labour Law

JD student recommends mentorship program without a ‘shadow’ of a doubt

(March 23, 2017)

Every winter, dozens of Queen’s Law students take part in the Shadow Program, in which first-year JDs are matched with alumni and shadow them for a day to learn about the legal world in practice. Taylor Burnie, Law’19, was one of those fortunate students this February.

Queen’s first Grand Moot showcases talented law students, OCA justices

(March 15, 2017)

For years, students and faculty have dreamed of an internal mooting competition just for Queen’s students. This year, the Moot Court Committee took action, and the result was Queen’s inaugural Grand Moot. “Holding the event was a snap decision, so we had a short organizational cycle and a limited number of participating teams,” says Professor Joshua Karton, a committee member. “But the quality of the mooting was really impressive!”

Queen’s conference to explore gender-budgeting’s impact on equality

(March 8, 2016)

For the first time in Canadian history, the federal government is using gender-based analysis (GBA) in the national budget. Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s (FLSQ) is convening its International Women’s Day conference to discuss how gender equality issues fit into the broad legal and analytical framework. The conference, “Gender-based Analysis and Gender Budgeting for Equality, Inclusion, Development and Democracy,” will take place on March 10 and 11 on Queen’s campus in Robert Sutherland Hall.

JD student climbs 'Great Wall' of language and legal skills on exchange in China

(March 6, 2016)

Rù xiāng suí sú – “when entering a village, follow its customs.” These are words Monica Wong, Law’17, took to heart during an exciting semester at Fudan University in Shanghai, China’s largest city. One of two Queen’s JD students who studied at Fudan last fall, she comes back to Queen’s this winter with the experience and stories that come from living and learning in a new environment.

PBSC Queen’s volunteers help low-income clients navigate Family Court

(March 2, 2017)

The rising problem of self-representing clients means that more and more people are struggling through confusing and emotionally charged family court processes on their own. Pro Bono Students Canada Queen’s is helping to demystifying the process for these disadvantaged clients through its Family Law Project. As part of an innovative national project, it sees student volunteers prepare court documents and guide clients through the court process.