Each year the Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism awards Reuter Scargall Bennett LLP prizes to three law students for papers written on ethics and professionalism. This year, Windsor Law students took two of the three prizes for papers submitted from across the province.
Graduating student Jeremy Tatum took the top honour in the competition for a paper critically examining the permissibility of using truthful evidence to challenge the credibility of a witness and show that she or he is mistaken on a material point when counsel knows that the accused is guilty. Fellow graduating student, Kaitlyn MacDonnell, was also honoured for her "top three" essay on the ethics of class council in investigating class claims.
Jeremy was mentored in his essay writing by Prof. Tanovich, and Kaitlyn was mentored by Mr. David Robins of Sutts, Strosberg LLP and Prof. Kalajdzic.
Congratulations Jeremy and Kaitlyn! The Chief Justice's Advisory Committee announcement - with links to the winning essays - can be found at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/RSB-essay-prize/.