Queen’s Law professor to conduct in-depth legal analysis of Charter proportionality legacies of SCC Chief Justices

After Professor Beverley Baines analyzes Canadian cases to determine how the proportionality doctrine is applied and with what outcomes, she will compare them to similar jurisprudence from other countries to determine whether the doctrine of proportionality is disproportionately gendered globally.

Queen’s to co-host Caribbean conference on international business law and inclusive economic development

On March 29 and 30 at the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill campus in Barbados, a trio of Queen’s Law alumni are bringing together academics, high-level jurists, international law specialists and foreign ministry legal advisers to explore “Law as an Engine for Development.”
Professor Angela Harris, University of California (Davis) Law, takes a question from the audience during her keynote address on ‘The Color of Farming: Food and the Reproduction of Race” at this year’s FLSQ conference celebrating International Women’s Day. (Photo by Maggie Doherty)

FLSQ conference furthers dialogue on nexus of race, gender and sustainability

At this year's conference to celebrate International Women's Day, keynote speaker Professor Angela Harris spoke on subsistence as "a basic right, a call beyond legal rights - something that connects people around the world.”
BLSA-Queen’s President Nigel Masenda, Law’20, Executive of Finance Tiye Traore, Law'19, and their teammates were celebrated at the national “Pushing Excellence and Higher Heights” conference, where an article about their interests, motivations law school experiences was released and celebrated. (Photo by Maggie Doherty)

Highlighting the nuances of black law students at Queen’s

February was Black History Month and the Queen’s Chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada had several causes for celebration. At the national organization’s largest conference ever, attended by many local members, an article showcasing their law school experience was widely and warmly received, and BLSA Queen’s President Nigel Masenda, Law’20, was recognized for his outstanding contributions.

Come to the Cabaret, Queen’s Law!

Cabaret for a Cure is our annual event that brings students, faculty and staff together for an evening of exciting homegrown entertainment – and it's our students’ biggest charity fundraiser of the year. Learn how this extravaganza all began and what's in store for this year's edition taking place at the Grand Theatre on March 14.

Queen’s Cup comes home, Gaels defeat Guelph 4-1

The Queen’s Gaels – led by Captain Spencer Abraham, Law’20, and advised by Assistant Coach Kevin Bailie, Law’19 – are OUA men’s hockey champions! They defeated the Guelph Gryphons 4-1 in the Queen’s Cup championship game on March 9 at the Memorial Centre in Kingston in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,800 fans. It’s the first time the Gaels have won the coveted Queen’s Cup since 1981.
Adrienne Fanjoy, Law’19, will be presented a Queen’s University award for her community leadership at a reception on March 11. “Adrienne’s contribution to the Kingston community continuously goes beyond what is expected of someone in her role,” says her nominator. “Whether it’s creating culturally-sensitive workshops aimed at empowering young girls, or creating programming for children facing various challenges, Adrienne utilizes her privilege and passion to ensure she makes an impact wherever she can.” (Photo by Maggie Doherty)

Queen’s Law student being honoured for outstanding community leadership

Cheer on Adrienne Fanjoy, Law’19, as she receives an award for her community leadership at a March 11 reception. She is being celebrated for her extensive work empowering young girls, teaching literacy and numeracy skills to children living in shelters, and advocating for various feminist, anti-violence and anti-oppression causes.

Queen’s conference to explore race, Indigenous and sex/gender intersectionalities, food insecurity and sustainable development

At this year's Feminist Legal Studies Queen's conference, experts will focus on three policy issues that lie at the heart of the sustainability of the earth’s biosphere – and human lives – as they should be: equal access for all to life-nourishing food; human development that preserves and protects the sustainability of the biosphere; and equality and empowerment of women.

Queen’s Castle conference to address challenges to international law

Queen’s Herstmonceux Castle in the U.K. is the site of a May 30-31 conference, “International Law at a Crossroads,” that will build a network for the international law community, showcase the success of the Queen’s Law program that has allowed 800-plus students to pursue their interest in international law, and celebrate the 14-year deanship of the program’s founding director, Dean Bill Flanagan.