2021 Essay Contest Winners

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Administrative Law – Paul Smith Memorial Award

Larissa Parker - 2021
Let our Living Tree Grow: Beyong Non-Justiciability for Public Interest Environmental Claims

Alternative Dispute Resolution – James L. Thistle, Q.C. Memorial Award 

Justin Monahan - 2021
Enemy at the Gates: Online Dispute Resolution in the Time of COVID-19

Business Law – The Langlois Prize 

English Contest:

Tamya Chowdhury - 2021
Lessons from Uber v Heller: the case for UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration Reform

French Contest:

Sina Faraji - 2021
L’interprétation des contrats en droit des affaires et la règle du texte clair : une confusion jurisprudentielle (Available in French only)

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law – Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Student Essay Contest

Gregory Cherniak - 2021
Dream-Saver? Olympic Boycotts and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act’s Oppression Remedy

Child and Youth Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Maria Reisdorf - 2021
"Inhumane and Degrading": How Canada's Immigration Policies Fail Child Refugees

Construction and Infrastructure Law – The Atrium Law Student Essay Contest

Alex Maly - 2021
Hot or Not: Does the Canadian Public-Private Partnership Legal Framework Attract Foreign Investment?

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law – Gowling WLG-David Estrin Prize

Cindy Kim - 2021
In the Wake of Redwater: Environmental Claims in the Context of Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law

Health Law – Health Law Student Essay Contest

Medina Abdelkader - 2021
Towards an equity-driven regulatory framework for germline editing: considerations for amending the Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Intellectual Property – Intellectual Property Section Law Student Essay Contest

Rebecca Noble - 2021
The Invisible Artists of Copyright Jurisprudence: Joint Authorship in Jazz Improvisation under Canadian Law

Labour & Employment Law – Labour and Employment Law Section Student Essay Contest

Paniz Khosroshahy - 2021
Ontario’s Labour and Employment Law Regime as a Blueprint for Addressing Sexual Abuse in Elite Sport

Municipal Law Section – Municipal Law Section Student Essay Contest

Donya Yarahmadi - 2021
Municipal Duty to Consult and Land Use Planning Law in Ontario

Privacy and Access Law – Privacy and Access Law Section Student Essay Contest 

Isabelle Guevara - 2021
Data Fiduciaries and Privacy Protection in the Digital Age

Public Sector Lawyers Section – "In the Public Interest" Student Essay Contest

Larissa Parker - 2021
Let our Living Tree Grow: Beyong Non-Justiciability for Public Interest Environmental Claims

Women Lawyers Forum – Writing Her In Essay Contest

Alexandra Tamiko Da Dalt - 2021
Rebellious Lawyering and Ontario Sex Workers during COVID-19

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