News Briefs

Today's top news stories for February 24, 2009.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Western law student receives national recognition
Last weekend a Western law student won his case " and the competition at a national law conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Omar Ha-Redeye, a second-year student, attended the second annual Koskie Minsky LLP Diversity Moot conference to compete with law students from across the country on a racially charged human rights case.

The case he argued concerned a black man being escorted out of the City of London and Ha-Redeye quickly adapted to the role he was given.

“I had to reformulate my thought pattern to argue the other side of this issue, which is the skill of any lawyer,” Ha-Redeye explained.

The judges evaluating the competition decided Ha-Redeye competed so well they honoured him with the Patricia DeGuire Trophy for Best Oralist.

“It’s great to have Western acknowledged,” he said.

“This really demonstrates Western’s awareness of these issues.”
" Colton Kaufman

Share this article on:

Facebook | DiggDigg |

Copyright © 2008 The Gazette