In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report with 94 “calls to action” – recommendations designed to facilitate reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous Peoples. One of these, Call to Action 28, aims to make law students – the next generation of legal professionals – aware of the damage done by the Canadian legal system, and to get them involved in reconciliation efforts. Professors Aimée Craft, Signa Daum Shanks, Angela Cameron and Anne Levesque explain how the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law has chosen to respond to this call to action.
Exactly 70 years ago, in September 1953, an extraordinary event left an indelible mark on the academic landscape of the Canadian capital: the birth of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. The history of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa is punctuated with remarkable figures, including eminent professors, 13 visionary deans, and generations of students from all regions of Quebec and beyond who have infused the law school with a friendly and energetic atmosphere.
Professor Wolfgang Alschner’s book provides a brilliant study on the impact of investment arbitration on international investment law. Alschner’s insightful analysis highlights the pressing need for reforms that would promote a more equitable and transparent approach to investment arbitration in international trade.