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2019 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

Posted by irwinlaw on August 21, 2019 in awards and canadian class action review.

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Eliza Lynn Brown.

Ms. Brown is a second-year law student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In 2015, she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of British Columbia. Her prize-winning paper, “Class Actions, Climate Change, and the Charter: Is Success Possible in Common Law Canada?” will appear in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Class Action Review. She will also receive a prize of $10,000.

Suzanne Chiodo wins 2019 Peter Oliver Prize

Posted by irwinlaw on June 26, 2019 in authors, awards, and class actions.

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Suzanne Chiodo for being selected by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History as a recipient of the Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History for her book The Class Actions Controversy: The Origins and Development of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act (Irwin Law Inc, 2018).

The Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History was established in 2006 to honour the late Professor Peter Oliver, the Osgoode Society's founding editor-in-chief. The prize is awarded annually for a student's published journal article, book chapter or book about Canadian legal history. Students in any discipline at any stage of their career are eligible. 

"We applaud the award recipients for enriching Canadians' understanding of the country's legal history," said Professor Jim Phillips, editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society. "Through their work, this year's award recipients have helped promote the public's interest in the history of law and the legal profession."

Once again, Irwin Law would like to congratulate Suzanne Chiodo on this wonderful achievement.

Craig Forcese wins ASIL Certificate of Merit

Posted by irwinlaw on January 10, 2019 in authors and awards.

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Craig Forcese for being selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) as a recipient of the Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for his book Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid that Reshaped the Right to War (Irwin Law Inc, 2018).

In their report, the ASIL Committee wrote:

"At 369 pages, Forcese’s book is a comprehensive and engaging account of how a 19th century military action along the United States-Canada border came to inform today’s international legal doctrines on the use of military force against non-state actors, and when anticipatory self-defense claims can be used as a pretext for war. The Caroline was a steamboat used to transport insurgents during the 1837 rebellion in Upper Canada. A Canadian militia attacked and sunk the steamboat in the United States waters. The diplomatic settlement that followed helped solidify the international legal principle of the inherent right to self-defense. By retelling this centuries’ old narrative, Forcese opines on what the Caroline case’s understanding of the right to war and the right to self-defense mean for today’s battles and drone strikes, noting how far we’ve come or strayed from the original meaning of the Caroline settlement."

Craig Forcese is the author or coauthor of numerous books on Canadian law and public international law, including:

Once again, Irwin Law would like to congratulate Craig Forcese on this wonderful achievement.

Announcing the 2019 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Competition

Posted by irwinlaw on November 20, 2018 in awards and canadian class action review.

November 20, 2018

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the sixteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions.

The competition is open to all Canadian students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program. The deadline for submissions is April 8, 2019.

For more details, click here.

2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

Posted by irwinlaw on July 17, 2018 in awards and canadian class action review.

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Matt Malone.

Mr Malone is a recent graduate from the BCL/LLB program at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He holds an MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA from the University of Toronto. His prize-winning paper, “Judicial Scrutiny of Third Party Litigation Funding Agreements in Canadian Class Actions,” will appear in an upcoming issue of Canadian Class Action Review. He will also receive a prize of $10,000.

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