2022 Essay Contest Winners

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Administrative Law – Paul Smith Memorial Award

Frank Nasca - 2022
Jurisdiction and Access to Justice: An analysis of Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario-issued Notices of Intent to Dismiss

Air and Space Law – Air and Space Law Section Student Essay Contest

Gregory Radisic - 2022
From Sea to Sky: Can the Law of the Sea Act as a Successful Model for a Future Asteroid Mining Legal Framework?

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

Melissa Morrow - 2022
Retaining and Improving Investor-State Arbitration Amidst Calls for Reform

Business Law – Law Student Essay Contest

English Contest:

Rachael Tu - 2022
Rethinking the Canadian Model for Advancing Board Diversity

French Contest:

Estelle Mauffette-Whyte - 2022
L’avenir du marché des obligations vertes : pour ou contre une réglementation en son sein? (Available in French only)

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

Alexander Barnes - 2022
Modernizing the Definition of Charity in Canada

Child and Youth Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Grace Gardner - 2022
Child Placement Under The Child and Family Services Act: Does s. 53 Prioritize the Child’s Best Interest?

Civil Litigation Section – Law Student Essay Contest

Noah Robinson-Dunning - 2022
Defamation Law in the Age of Social Media: The Criticisms and Potential Reforms for the Issue of Court Jurisdiction

Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section – Law Student Essay Contest

Emmanuelle Atongfor - 2022
L’article 23 de la Charte et ses critères d’admissibilité non inclusifs (Available in French only)

Construction and Infrastructure Law – The Atrium Law Student Essay Contest

Jacob Lokash - 2022
The Interpretation of Force Majeure Clauses in an Increasingly Frustrating World: The Need for Reform

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

Frances Miltimore - 2022
Whose Boat is it Anyway? The Pitfalls and Jurisdictional Complications of the Canadian Problem Boat Regime

Health Law – Health Law Student Essay Contest

Brett Ryan Book - 2022
Nothing About Us Without Us

Intellectual Property – Intellectual Property Section Law Student Essay Contest

Shira Brand - 2022
NFTS – A New Threat to Intellectual Property Rights: An analysis of non-fungible tokens, copyright and trademark infringement

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

Meredith Wilson-Smith - 2022
Mind the (#MeToo) Gaps: Post-2016 workplace sexual violence reform in Ontario

Municipal Law Section – Municipal Law Section Student Essay Contest

Jasmine Law - 2022
Constitutional Entrenchment of Large Canadian Cities via Section 43 Amendment

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

Ademola Adeyoju - 2022
Privacy Dark Patterns: A Case for Regulatory Reform in Canada

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

Scarlett Forest - 2022
The Duty to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Organizational Practice Settings

Real Property Section – Real Property Law School Essay Contest

Vironika Niharosev - 2022
Shortcomings of the Amendments to the Condominium Act, SO 1998 in the Protection of Condominium Owners in Ontario Against Positive Covenants

Wills, Estates and Trusts Section – Wills, Estates and Trusts Section Essay Contest

Rebecca Xie - 2022
Subsequent Spouses, Testamentary Dispositions, and Undue Influence

Women Lawyers Forum – Writing Her In Essay Contest

Kirsten McCann - 2022
“Petro-Masculinity” is Poisoning the Canadian Climate Regime: An Argument for a Mandatory Gender-Based Analysis Plus Provision for all Canadian Environmental Law/a>

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