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seeks to examine and commemorate the Rwan- dan Genocide. This event, which features Fergal Gaynor, an ICC victims’ representative, who will discuss a new model for victims in mass atrocity prosecutions, is a free CLE event and open to the public. For more information about the event and this series, visit


Next, DU will host its annual International Law Gala. The Gala honors two distinguished interna- tional law professionals with the Nanda Center’s Cox Price Human Rights Award and the DJILP Distinguished Alumni Award and, for the first time in the history of this event, the Gala will feature a silent auction to raise funds to provide scholar- ships for deserving students wishing to complete an externship abroad. On Saturday, April 19th DU will host Doug Jackson, CEO of Project Cure who will deliver the Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture. Fi- nally, to wrap up the school year, the DU Chapter is putting on a fireside chat with Harold Koh, the Sterling Professor of International Law from Yale Law School and the 22nd Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State.

Gervais spoke about clerking at the International Court of Justice and his work in criminal defence at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Valérie Simard introduced students to the oft- forgotten world of private international law when speaking about her position as Counsel at the In- ternational Private Law Section of DOJ. The final panelist, Erin Shaw, spoke about her work at the Library of Parliament, where she writes legisla- tive summaries and non-partisan commissioned research on international legal issues for Cana- da’s Members of Parliament.


University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Ottawa, CANADA

Emily Alderson, President

On March 11, Ottawa area students gathered for a career panel featuring five accomplished young international law professionals. Dan Moore, a re- cent graduate of the University of Toronto spoke about his work at Justice Canada (DOJ), where he works in the Human Rights Law Section. Cath- erine Quinn spoke about her work in the trade law bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development (DFATD) where she works on, among other things, NAF- TA investment arbitrations involving Canada. Kyle

Students from the law faculty, the international affairs school and undergraduate programs at- tended and were very engaged. Students kept the speakers chatting for an hour and half after the panel at a reception funded in part by ILSA. It was a great way to end ILSA UOttawa’s year of events.

In the fall 2013 semester, ILSA UOttawa was ac- tive in two major events. First, a trivia night fund- raiser in tandem with another UOttawa law club, the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights. Together, we attracted a full house of stu- dents and professionals to play a round of general

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All five panelists currently live and work in Otta- wa, showing that international law careers aren’t something vague and distant. Here in Canada’s capital, we can practice international law right on our doorstep. They also all currently work for government in some capacity, showing that Ot- tawa really is a government city. The panelists had a wide and impressive range of experiences, but shared many similarities too: four of the five graduated from McGill University, which offers a unique program of both civil and common law degrees. Unbeknownst to the organizers, three of them had actually graduated in the same year! Two had previously worked in the Hague and reminisced about the lovely working environ- ment at the Peace Palace. Just another example of how the international law community, espe- cially in Canada, is very small.

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