Queen’s strengthens Canada-Caribbean connection on international business law and inclusive economic development

Queen’s Law faculty, alumni and doctoral students played key roles in exploring international business, trade and tax through the lens of “Law as an Engine for Development” at a recent Barbados conference. A trio of grads brought together academics, high-level jurists, international law specialists and foreign ministry legal advisers for the two-day event held on the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill campus.
Law is changing. The new legal reality demands a new kind of lawyer, who needs a new kind of classroom. With the new Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management available online internationally, Queen’s Law delivers a full range of future-proofing courses that law students and recent law school graduates need to thrive in practice.

Queen’s Law offers Canada's only online diploma in business skills for lawyers

Law is changing. The new legal reality demands a new kind of lawyer, who needs a new kind of classroom. With the new Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management available online internationally, Queen’s Law delivers a full range of future-proofing courses that law students and recent law school graduates need to thrive in practice.
Jasmine Daya, Law’05, unlocks her secret to successfully juggling a busy law practice and business with writing legal articles, a cookbook, a chick lit novel and a lifestyle blog – all while raising three children. Plus, she also has advice for law students! (Photo by Matt Barnes Photography)

How to balance a busy legal career with personal pursuits

Jasmine Daya, Law’05, unlocks her secret to successfully juggling a busy law practice and business with writing legal articles, a cookbook, a chick lit novel and a lifestyle blog – all while raising three children. Plus, she also has advice for law students!
Michele Leering, Queen’s Law PhD candidate, is conducting what her thesis co-supervisor Associate Dean Erik Knutsen calls “groundbreaking cross-jurisdictional research about legal education that will go a long way that will help us better understand how people teach and learn the law.”

Queen’s PhD student’s research ‘digs at core of how law is taught’

Michele Leering, Queen’s Law PhD candidate, is conducting what her thesis co-supervisor Associate Dean Erik Knutsen calls “groundbreaking cross-jurisdictional research about legal education that will go a long way that will help us better understand how people teach and learn the law.”

Queen’s Law Students’ Society honours outstanding teachers and student organizers

Celebrating their excellent instructors and the performances of their highly dedicated peers is how Queen’s Law students wind down the academic year. Teaching award winner Professor Jacob Weinrib credited his students for his honour: “The best part of my job is that I get to work every day with students who are bursting with ideas and energy and who want to use the structures that they study to make a better legal world.”

Justice behind bars

Through our Queen’s Prison Law Clinic, Director Kathy Ferreira, Law’01, and student caseworkers help ensure prisoners are treated fairly while serving their sentences, working with the most vulnerable inmates through disciplinary and Parole Board hearings.

Criminal law legend celebrated at special Queen’s Law Journal event

Professor Don Stuart is honoured for his significant contributions to criminal and evidence law by Professors Steve Coughlan (Dalhousie), Janine Benedet (UBC) and Lisa Dufraimont (Osgoode), panelists at the Queen’s Law Journal event “Contesting Criminal Law.” On Stuart’s reputation in the criminal law and evidence community, Coughlan summarized it best: “Among Canadian criminal academics, there’s Don – and then there’s everybody else.” (Photo by Maggie Doherty)