Law Researchers Leverage Emerging Technologies to Improve Teaching and Learning

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Four researchers at the Faculty of Law are using emerging technologies to improve and expand the way teaching and learning are done at the law school, innovating across three different fields of research.

In August 2023, the University of Ottawa put out a call for applications for grants from the Learning Futures Fund, which was established to support creativity, innovation and experimentation in teaching and learning. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 were awarded to support innovators in developing and pursuing new pedagogical ideas built around the use of emerging technologies.  

The following researchers from the Faculty of Law received funding: 

  • From the Common Law Section, Professor Craig Forcese received a grant for a project entitled “Scenario-Based Learning Using Video Game Platform in a Law School Course on Armed Conflict and the Law”.  Professor Forcese researches the law governing the use of force in international relations as well as international and comparative legal issues raised by national security questions. 

  • From the Civil Law Section, Professor Pascale Fournier received funding for a project entitled “Donner un visage à la discrimination des femmes autochtones : une visioformation” (“Putting a face on discrimination against Indigenous Women: a visiotraining”). Professor Fournier is interested in issues of access to justice, particularly for women and children belonging to minority groups. 

  • And from the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, Acting Director Sophie Nunnelley and Professor Vanessa Gruben of the Common Law Section received a grant for a project entitled “Training healthcare leaders, patients, and providers in the law and ethics of health-AI: An asynchronous remote learning program”. Dr. Nunnelley researches and writes on issues of health and disability law, legal capacity and decision-making, human rights law, and legal theory. Professor Gruben’s research focuses on the legal regulation of various aspects of assisted human reproduction, as well as health law more generally. 

Read about all of the 2023 recipients of grants from the Learning Futures Fund.   

Congratulations to all the recipients!