In mid-October, Civil Law Section’s Dean Céline Lévesque joined a delegation of representatives from the University of Ottawa in order to develop stronger ties and further engagements with Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. The University of Ottawa’s president, Jacques Frémont, was leading this delegation, which also included Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research, and the deans of the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Science.
This wasn’t the Faculty of Law’s first meeting with Jiao Tong’s School of Law. Dean Lévesque had visited the University last year, accompanied by Colleen M. Flood and Steven J. Hoffman, both professors for the Common Law Section. This initial meeting put all the pieces in place for the recent agreement signed by both Faculties aiming student mobility, collaboration on research perspectives and graduate studies in law.
« I’m very happy that we have signed this agreement. The potential for collaboration is tremendous, and research projects and joint graduate studies possibilities are already being discussed », says Dean Lévesque. The agreement illustrates the intention and willingness of both parties to work together in order to offer various possibilities to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers and professors of both institutions.
The KoGuan Law School is one of the top higher education institutions in China. In the past few years, KoGuan Law School has been in QS World University Rankings’ top 100 law schools for three years in a row. It has 7 research institutes and 12 research centers that produce quality work in various fields and disciplines of law.
The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law is pleased to have achieved this step towards further developing its international partnerships. It announces a bright future for both institutions.