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Canadian Lawyer names Forcese and Roach 2016 Changemakers

Posted by irwinlaw on September 7, 2016 in authors, awards, and national security law.

Congratulations to Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, who have been named as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Changemakers of 2016 by Canadian Lawyer magazine! Here is what the magazine has to say about them:

"This duo more than anyone helped educate the Canadian public on the pitfalls and issues of the previous federal Conservative government’s proposed anti-terrorism laws. Forcese and Roach’s approach to influencing public policy development also changed the way academics contribute it. They ditched traditional models in order to engage in real time on bill C-51, launching a blog about it (antiterrorlaw.ca), publishing their work on the world’s largest open-access database — the Social Science Research Network — sending it to public policy-makers, writing op-eds, and appearing before parliamentary committees. Their book False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, [was] published this fall."

2016 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

Posted by irwinlaw on September 6, 2016 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 2016 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Yaroslavna Nosikova.

Ms. Nosikova graduated from law school at the University of Victoria in 2016. She is currently articling at a major Canadian law firm in Toronto. Yaroslavna also completed her bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Toronto, and received a master of biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto.

Her prize-winning paper, “Is Class Action a Preferred Remedy for Independent Contractors?: A Case Study on the Proposed Canadian Hockey League Class Action,” will appear in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Class Action Review. She will also receive a prize of $10,000.

David Vaver awarded Order of Canada

Posted by irwinlaw on July 7, 2016 in authors, awards, and copyright law.

Congratulations to David Vaver, author of Copyright Law and Intellectual Property Law 2/e: Copyright, Patents, Trade-Marks and co-editor of Competition Policy and Intellectual Property, on his appointment to the Order of Canada!

York University celebrates Vaver's appointment in the announcement below:

"David Vaver was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership in intellectual property law as a scholar and mentor. He is among Canada’s foremost leading authorities of Intellectual Property Law. His influence on the academy led to scholars from around the world to honour him with their own contributions in a festschrift in 2010, The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (an honour that has not been bestowed on many.

Vaver’s coining of the phrase, “user rights” in his book Copyright Law (Irwin Law, 2000), has transformed the international language and perspective of balance in copyright, where users enjoy rights alongside copyright’s traditional stakeholders of owners and authors. In 2012, he was awarded the Pattishall medal for Teaching Excellence for Trademark and Trade Identity. He founded and served as editor-in-chief, for the Intellectual Property Journal (1984-98, 2010-15) and has regularly advised the Canadian government in various roles typically culminating in a road map for reform, or outright reform, in various areas of intellectual property."

Read the rest of the York announcement here.

Ron C.C. Cuming awarded Distinguished Professor title

Posted by irwinlaw on July 7, 2016 in authors and awards.

Irwin Law wishes to extend its congratulations to Ron C.C. Cuming, co-author of Personal Property Security Law 2/e, for achieving the title of Distinguished Professor by the University of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan states, "The title was awarded based on Professor Cuming’s many research accomplishments, and outstanding contributions to the University of Saskatchewan, particularly his work in the area of commercial law and secure financing and his many publications in high quality national and international journals." Read more about this honour here.

Two awards for Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

Posted by irwinlaw on May 30, 2016 in authors, awards, criminal law, and national security law.

We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week!

Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association's Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada. The BCCLA writes: "These two individuals have been critical to mounting a resistance to the infringement of civil liberties in the name of national security. The astounding turn in public support for bill C-51 was due to a public education effort that was virtually all premised on their real-time legal analysis. They have exemplified what it means to be engaged public intellectuals, and the civil liberties community owes them a great debt." They received a standing ovation at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.

We are also delighted that False Security was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize at an awards ceremony in Calgary on Saturday, May 28. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Irwin Law's President and Publisher, Jeffrey Miller, was at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the authors.

Well done, Craig and Kent!

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