The Emilio Binavince Student Research Colloquium will take place March 16-17, 2022. This is the Ottawa Law Review ’s first student research conference of its kind. The goal is to showcase students’ cutting-edge scholarship at the faculty. Students have the unique opportunity to present their paper as part of several organized panels during this two-day conference. The panels will include a Q&A portion. A selection committee will award two students the Emilio Binavince Prize for Best Research Paper in English and in French (accompanied by monetary prizes of $1,000 each). The selection committee will also award two students with the title of Best Presenter in English and in French (not accompanied by monetary prizes).
The Colloquium will also include a seminar on academic publishing by the OLR’s Submissions Managers and a keynote address by The Honourable Justice Sébastien Grammond of the Federal Court. Justice Grammond was appointed to the Federal Court on November 9, 2017. Prior to his appointment, he had been professor and dean of the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa. His research dealt with the legal recognition of Indigenous identity, Indigenous legal systems and contractual justice. He is the author or co-author of six books and numerous articles about Aboriginal law, constitutional law and contracts. He argued several major constitutional law and civil law cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and many other cases before trial and appellate courts.
Attendance at the Emilio Binavince Student Research Colloquium is free. The event is virtual. We thank Emilio and Brigitte Binavince, their children and their families, for their generous donation in support of the OLR’s Student Research Colloquium.
When you register for the Colloquium on Eventbrite, the full program details, including the times and Zoom links for the panels, keynote, and publishing seminar, will be sent to you via email.
Justice for Women
Islam and International Criminal Law: Revisiting the Rome Statute to Empower Women – Wafa Khan, 3L (English Common Law)
The “Ideal” Victim and Perpetrator of Sexual Assault: The Role of Myths and Stereotypes in the Criminal Justice System and a Call for Change – Caitlin Hanak, 3L (English Common Law)
Case Commentary: An Examination of Prominent Canadian Armed Forces Sexual Assault Cases – Raji Gandhi, 2L (English Common Law)
Loi réglementant certaines drogues et autres substances et les femmes enceintes toxicomanes – Asma Bouali (French Common Law)
Truth and Reconciliation & Indigenous Issues
The GGPPA Reference: A Missed Opportunity for Meaningful Reconciliation – Priya Dube, 2L (English Common Law)
The Political and Legal Meanings of “Reconciliation”: Comparing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Supreme Court of Canada’s Interpretations – Sarah Grieve, 3L (English Common Law)
Les droits culturels autochtones : les lacunes des lois de propriété intellectuelle canadiennes et la possibilité d’un nouveau cadre juridique – Polsia Carrozza, 2L (Programme de droit canadien)
La conciliation entre la liberté des mers et la protection des droits des peuples autochtones en matière d’exploitation des ressources maritimes de l’océan Arctique – Monim Benaissa, uOttawa Law (PhD)
Social Justice & Legal Reform
Trimming the Section 15 Sails to Navigate the Headwinds of Formal Equality: A Critical Race Analysis of Ontario’s Safe Streets Act – Lauren Rogers, 3L (English Common Law)
Beyond Linguistic Binaries: Queering Linguistic Minority Rights – Clémence Thabet, 2L (French Common Law)
Systemic Remedies at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for People Who Use Opioids in Federal Prisons – Kelley Humber (English Common Law)
Encouraging Affordable Housing Supply in Ontario: Expanding Development Charge Act, 1997 Exemption Provisions – Giovanni Giuga, 3L (English Common Law)
The Practice of Law & Professional Responsibility
Canadian and American Legal Sandboxes: A Comparative Analysis – Rei Bajraktari, 2L (English Common Law)
The Duty to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Organizational Practice Settings – Scarlett Forest, 3L (English Common Law)
Leadership as a Side-Hustle: The Problematic Structure of Law Firm Leadership – Mona Shadid, 3L (English Common Law)
Entre le marteau et l’enclume : comment les avocats qui travaillent dans des milieux organisationnels hiérarchisés peuvent-ils continuer à respecter leurs obligations déontologiques lorsqu’ils sont témoins d’actes illégaux ? – Sebastien Oudin-Filipecki, 2L (French Common Law/Canadian-American Dual JD)