The First-Year Technoship Program was developed to provide University of Ottawa law students with financial assistance, to cultivate mentoring relationships, and to offer an early opportunity to work with faculty from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society on current research initiatives. Eligibility: This program is exclusively for 1st year students in both the English and French common law program. Selected students will receive $1000 remuneration for their work.
The Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS) has obtained a major grant from The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) to organize and host the third Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium. The theme of the Symposium will be “A Return to First Principles for Privacy at the Cutting-Edge,” and it will be held at the University of Ottawa in early 2015.
Professor Teresa Scassa has been awarded the 2013-2014 Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Award for Academic Excellence. The prize will be bestowed at the annual CALT conference banquet on June 7, 2014, in Winnipeg.
Professor Ian Kerr has been busy recently promoting the international “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots,” a movement led by coalition of non-governmental organizations from around the world working to ban fully autonomous weapons.
Students from the Common Law Section have once again won major accolades at the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot Competition. Lisa Danay, Megan Martins, and Laura Morrison won first prize for best written submissions, and the team reached the semi-finals for the third straight year, going undefeated through all preliminary rounds and the quarterfinals.