University of Ottawa and Queen’s University

Joint Practicum

Academic Supervisors

The University of Ottawa's bijural, bilingual Faculty of Law, situated in Canada’s capital, has one of the richest selections of international law courses in the world. They offer specialized LLMs in international trade and investment law, global sustainability and environmental law, international humanitarian and security law, technology law, and health law. They are home to the internationally renowned Human Rights Research and Education Centre and also have student clinics with real clients in these fields, including the International Trade and Investment Law Practicum conducted jointly with Queen’s University.

 

Queen’s University Faculty of Law provides students with a unique curriculum in international law. The International Law Programs at Herstmonceux Castle in Southern England offer summer courses in public international law and international business law. In their upper years, students can pursue further studies in a wide range of international law subjects, participate in moots on international trade law, public international law and commercial arbitration, and in the International Trade Law Clinic conducted jointly with the University of Ottawa.

 

 

 

Academic Supervisors

Debra Steger

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Valerie Hughes

Queen's University

Kingston, Canada

Anthony VanDuzer

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Nicolas Lamp

Queen's University

Kingston, Canada

Wolfgang Alschner

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Projects

Executive Summary

(Summary of a confidential project undertaken for a non-governmental organization)* 

The Challenge for Developing Nations in Treaty Negotiations

Treaty negotiators from developing nations may not necessarily have legal training or legal support when carr...

Executive Summary

(Summary of a project undertaken for Trade Law Bureau, Government of Canada)*

(Full report can be read here)**

The seventy years following the establishment of the multilateral trading regime with the GATT 1947 have seen very few invocations of national...

Executive Summary

(Summary of a confidential project undertaken for a government entity)*

Trade facilitation and effectively managing potential trade barriers are fundamental goals of any nation’s foreign relations branch. Knowing what other nations do to effect communic...

September 11, 2019

Executive Summary

(Summary of a confidential project)

(A redacted version of the project is available here)

The Akwesasne community has been trading tobacco as a sovereign Nation for centuries. Despite this legacy, in modern times the community has been heavily impacted b...

Introduction *

On behalf of the joint International Trade and Investment Law Practicum at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University (“the Joint Clinic”), Simon Gollish, Andrew MacDonald, and Alina Smirnova (“the Team”) are grateful for the opportunity to work on a...

Executive Summary

(The full report can be found here)*

Objective

Determine what provisions are likely to be included in the Investment Chapter of a Canada-UK Preferential Trade Agreement, assuming the UK proceeds with Brexit.

Methods

We examined the political and contex...

Executive Summary

(The full report can be read here)*

Trade agreements are often written in language that users cannot understand without guidance from trade experts. This language creates a knowledge-based trade barrier. The objective of this TradeLab project is to exp...

Summary of Issue Statements and Brief Answers

(The full memo can be found here) *

1. Would a multilateral investment court’s (MIC) awards be enforceable using the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention?

Brief Answer: No, under th...

Non-Confidential Summary

The rationale for an investment protocol in the AfCFTA: How will it contribute to Africa’s sustainable development?

Introduction

This confidential project is authored by Alex Etkin, Ece Melisa Celebican, and Wil Longard (University of Ottawa, Fa...

Executive Summary

The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is in flux and, despite its position as the world’s fourth largest producer of natural gas, Canada is failing to gain a foothold in the market. Although the global LNG market grew thirty percent in 2017, a...

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