Le juge Kasirer accueille l’Association des étudiants noirs en droit de McGill
Le 16 mars, le juge de la Cour d’appel du Québec Nicholas Kasirer, BCL’85, LLB’85, a accueilli les étudiants et étudiantes de l’Association des étudiants noirs en droit de McGill. En plus d’assister à l’audience du jour, le groupe a pu profiter d’une visite des coulisses de la Cour ainsi que d’une discussion avec l’ancien doyen de la Faculté.
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Live Performance and Thought-provoking Discussions at Contours’ Sixth Volume Launch
On March 15, Contours: Voices of Women in Law Journal launched its sixth volume. Founded in 2012, the journal creates a critical space for women in law. This year’s issue showcased raw and intimate takes on topics such as the legal recruitment process, abortion, animal law, and sexual assault. The successful launch was covered by local media. CBC Montreal interviewed Senior VP-Organization Romita Sur about the history of Contours and its aim to raise awareness about issues women face in the legal world. In addition, Bull and Bear spoke with Managing Editor Rebecca Kaeser Reiss about how emotional intelligence is fundamental to being a lawyer.
For the first time, this year’s issue also featured a submission from another law faculty, authored by Western University student Ava Williams. Williams was the face of the Globe and Mail’s Unfounded series, a feature about sexual assault complaints dismissed by the police as baseless. At the launch, she performed a reading of her letter to the London police detective who mishandled her sexual assault complaint. The event was followed by a Q and A, and stimulating discussion about the criminal justice system and police accountability.
The subject matter of the submissions in this year’s volume demonstrates that we are at a turning point in law and for what it means to be a lawyer today. The issue also showcased several pieces from the Legal Writing and Self student-initiated seminar, and was distributed at the Southeast Region Legal Writing conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Text by Romita Sur, Senior VP Organization of Contours
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