The results of the third annual Emilio Binavince Student Research Colloquium

Faculty of Law - Common Law Section
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Volume 55 Senior Board with the Dean of the Civil Law Section, Marie-Ève Sylvestre, and the Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin.
The Ottawa Law Review is delighted to announce the success of its third annual Emilio Binavince Student Research Colloquium, which took place on March 16, 2024.

During this event, ten students from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law had the opportunity to present their research papers in one of four panels. Under the expertise of Professors Jean-François Laberge, Martha Jackman, Florian Martin-Bariteau, and Céline Braumann, each panel explored diverse topics ranging across professional responsibility, constitutional law, artificial intelligence, and sustainable development.

The afternoon was marked by a fireside chat between the Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin and the Dean of the Civil Law Section, Marie-Ève Sylvestre. They discussed access to justice, mental health in the practice of law, and Justice O'Bonsawin’s day-to-day life at the Supreme Court of Canada. Audience members also had the opportunity to participate in this enriching discussion by asking their own questions. 

Fireside chat between the Dean of the Civil Law Section, Marie-Ève Sylvestre, and the Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin.

To close off the event, Kristen Boon, the Susan & Perry Dellelce Dean of Common Law, awarded prizes to the day’s winners. Jacob Graff, a second-year student in the Programme de droit canadien, received the awards for Best Presenter (French) and Best Research Paper (French) for his research on artificial intelligence and federalism in Canada. Taylor Sullivan, a fourth-year JD-MA student, received the award for Best Presenter (English) for her research on the protection of climate change displaced persons. Finally, Robin Kelly, a fourth-year JD-MA student, was awarded the prize for Best Research Paper (English) for her research on the role of amicus curiae in investor-state arbitration. Congratulations to Jacob, Taylor, and Robin!

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The Ottawa Law Review would like to acknowledge the generous support of Emilio and Brigitte Binavince, their children and their families, and express its heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in and contributed to the success of this year’s flagship event.