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Caroline Magnan. Source: University of Ottawa

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University of Ottawa

Caroline Magnan, Director of the French Common Law Certification Program (CCLF), was yesterday awarded the Boréal Prize 2022 (Reconciliation Category) to highlight the French courses she offers to students from Western Canada.

Created by the Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities of Canada, this award highlights an individual or group’s contribution to strengthening ties between French-speaking communities in Canada.

“Without the collaboration of the law faculties of the universities of Saskatchewan and Calgary, as well as groups such as the Association des juristes d’expression française, it would be impossible to provide legal education in French in the Prairies. However, such training increases the number of bilingual lawyers who can work in English and French, thereby broadening access to justice in both official languages ​​in the same way,” he said. Caroline Magnanwho teaches law at the universities of Calgary and Saskatchewan.

The CCLF allows law students from the universities of Calgary and Saskatchewan to do about one-third of their Juris Doctor studies in French.

Bradley Wiseman.  Source: LinkedIn


Bradley Wiseman. Source: LinkedIn

University of Montreal

Two graduates of the… Supreme Court!

The candidates Bradley Wiseman and Anthony Breton have been retained as clerks to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) for the year 2023-2024. mr. Wiseman will be the judge’s assistant Russell Brown while mr. Breton will be the assistant to the person who will succeed Judge Moldaver.

These one-year internships provide them with the opportunity to conduct research on legal issues or write memoranda for judges, in addition to assisting in court.

Bradley Wiseman holds a Bachelor of Laws (2019) and a Juris Doctor degree in North American Common Law (2020). He is currently a Registrar at the Federal Court with the Honorable Judges Michel Shore, Richard Mosley and Peter Ann

In the fall of 2022, he will start his master’s degree in legal theory at New York University.

During his studies at the Faculty of Law, Mr. Wiseman worked as a research assistant for professors Jean Leclair, Michel Morin, Noura Karazivan and Vincent Gautrais

Anthony Breton holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law. He is currently a master’s candidate in public policy and administration at Concordia University.

Before becoming the assistant to Judge Moldaver’s deputy, Mr. Breton will complete a one-year internship with the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, Marc Noel

Anthony Breton studied international human rights law in Costa Rica, Norway and Washington. He was also a Clerk of the Honorable Justice Howard Morrison in the Professional Division of the International Criminal Court and as a legal trainee at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mauritania.

PhD student Marie-Hélène Dufour.  Source: University of Sherbrooke


PhD student Marie-Hélène Dufour. Source: University of Sherbrooke

University of Sherbrooke

The PhD student Marie-Helene Dufour was again awarded for her dissertation: she received the distinction of excellence from the Association of Law Professors of Quebec (APDQ).

This award, amounting to $2,500, is in addition to the awards received by the Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke. It has particularly benefited

During her doctoral studies, she received a doctoral scholarship from the Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

She completed her thesis entitled “The contract of the construction company in the context of a large construction site. Contribution to the renewal of the civil law regime applicable to the construction of large-scale real estate works”, led by Professor michelle cumyn

University of Laval

Carole Senechale recently defended his dissertation entitled: “Neurosciences in Criminal Justice, Overrated Evidence”.

She defended it before a committee consisting of: Marie-Eve ArborfromAlexandre StyliosCatherine RossicLaval University, Franco Leporefrom the University of Montreal, Simon Royfrom the University of Sherbrooke, and Nicolas Leger-Riopelfrom the University of Moncton.

From Anh Ly also defended her dissertation entitled “The Codification of Vietnamese Private International Law in the Light of Quebec Codification”.

She presented it to a jury consisting of: Marie-Eve Arborfrom Sylvette Guillemardfrom michelle cumyn and D’Alain PrujinerLaval University, Quoc Chien NgoUniversity of Foreign Trade in Hanoi, and Remy Cabrillacfrom the University of Montpellier 1.

Robert Lekey.  Source: McGill University


Robert Lekey. Source: McGill University

McGill University

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the LGBT Purge Fund have announced grants to advance 2SLGBTQ+ justice. The former supports hands-on learning, while the latter favors research for the law student community.

“This LGBT Purge Fund grant will create new knowledge and, through its recipients, increase impact on issues of concern to our 2SLGBTQ+ communities,” said the dean. Robert Lekey

The LGBT Purge Fund Fellowship for Practical Learning supports learning experiences related to 2SLGBTQ+ rights. It is awarded annually by the Faculty of Law to one or more members of the student community. The LGBT Purge Fund Research Grant is also awarded annually, but to a student or students whose research focuses on 2SLGBTQ+ rights. The latter grant will be awarded “preferably” to people who have “systematic barriers to education”, without the press release mentioning specific categories.

The Purge Fund takes its name from the “LGBT Purge” that took place in the 1950s and 1960s within the Canadian Forces, RCMP, and Federal Public Service. Thousands of members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community have experienced discrimination and harassment within these organizations.


The two form a pair! UQAM’s Department of Legal Sciences welcomes two new recruits to its faculty: Josiane Rioux Collin and Alexandre Lillo

Josiane Rioux Collin completes her PhD in law at the Université de Sherbrooke, supervised by professors Marie-Eve Couture-Menard and Marie Claude Desjardinswhere she has also been a teacher since 2016.

His dissertation, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture, focuses on the repressive and promotional functions of the law in creating healthy food environments.

Alexandre Lillo is interested in public law and environmental law, with a particular focus on water-related issues. His research also focuses on the emerging field of video game law and the use of games as a strategy in pedagogy and social development.

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