Justice fellowships to research the potential effects of smart cities and how to support the role of community-based justice partners

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September 10, 2018
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The Law Foundation of Ontario

A news item from The Law Foundation of Ontario: The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships (CLJF) for the 2018-2019 academic term to Jean-Noé Landry and Julie Mathews.

"Jean-Noé and Julie are both extraordinary leaders and we're excited to see what comes from their fellowships," said Linda Rothstein, the Foundation's Chair. "The Foundation's support of their work reflects its long-standing commitment to the role community-based organizations play in providing frontline access to justice services as well as its emerging interest in how technology is transforming the legal landscape."

The CLJF gives senior-level employees in nonprofit organizations the opportunity to spend all or part of an academic year at an Ontario law school, university, or community college department dedicated to legal or justice studies. It gives nonprofit leaders the opportunity for professional development and career renewal and it strengthens the bond between academia and community-based nonprofit organizations, fostering partnerships that last beyond the term of the fellowship. The CLJF also broadens and enriches students' academic experiences through innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

"Our law school is excited to host these two community-focused fellowships," said Adam Dodek, Dean of the Common Law Section at the uOttawa Faculty of Law. "The work undertaken by Jean-Noé and Julie will offer some fascinating new active learning opportunities to our students, and will serve as strong examples of the important types of research, learning, and community-based advances that are made possible when the academic and nonprofit sectors come together. We are extremely fortunate to be hosting both of these fellows at the same time."

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