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The David Watson Memorial Trust & Award

The friends, colleagues and classmates of David Watson (Law ’87), former Editor-in-Chief of the Queen’s Law Journal, have donated funds to form a trust in his memory.

The purpose of the David Watson Memorial Trust is to promote the publication of excellent scholarship in the Queen’s Law Journal. The David Watson Memorial Award is presented annually for the paper published in the Queen’s Law Journal judged to make the most significant contribution to legal scholarship. The recipient is selected by the Queen’s Law Journal Awards Committee—comprised of editors, faculty and the Dean of Law.

The Queen's Law Journal is proud to display the winners of the David Watson Memorial Award.(2014)

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Volume 41

Paul Daly, "A Supreme Court's Place in the Constitutional Order: Contrasting Recent Experiences in Canada and the United Kingdom" (2015) 41:1 Queen's LJ 1
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Volume 40
Paul Daly, “Canada's Bipolar Administrative Law: Time for Fusion” (Fall 2014) Vol. 40:1 Queen's LJ 213
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Volume 39

Vaughan Black, "Conditional Forum Non Conveniens in Canadian Courts" (2013) 39:1  Queen's LJ

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Volume 38

Sean Rehaag, "Judicial Review of Refugee Determinations: The Luck of the Draw? (2012) 38:1 Queen's LJ 1

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Volume 37

Dr. Chris DL Hunt, "Conceptualizing Privacy and Elucidating its Importance:  Foundational Considerations for the Development of Canada’s Fledgling Privacy Tort" (2011) 37:1 Queen's LJ 167.

Dr. Chris DL Hunt, "Privacy in the Common Law: A Critical Appraisal of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in Jones v. Tsige"(2012) 37:2 Queen's LJ 665.

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Volume 36

Hugo Choquette, “Translating the Constitution Act, 1867: A Critique” (2011) 36:2 Queen’s LJ 503.

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Volume 35

Amir N Licht, “Expanded Rationality: From the Preferred to the Desirable, with Some Implications for Law” (2009) 35:1 Queen’s LJ 245.

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Volume 34

Marc Chevrier, “Imperium in imperio? Des déséquilibres, du pouvoir federal de dépenser et du constiutionnalisme au Canada” (2008) 34:1 Queen’s LJ 29.

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Volume 33

Lisa Dufraimont, “Regulating Unreliable Evidence: Can Evidence Rules Guide Juries and Prevent Wrongful Convictions?” (2008) 33:2 Queen’s LJ 261.

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Volume 32

Claire A Hill, “The Law and Economics of Identity” (2007) 32:2 Queen’s LJ 389.

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Volume 31

Dennis R Klinck, “The Nebulous Equitable Duty of Conscience” (2005) 31:1 Queen’s LJ 206.

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Volume 30

Elder C Marques, “What the Law Does Not Allow: The Boundaries of Canadian Constitutionalism and the British Columbia Supreme Court, 1878-88” (2004) 30:1 Queen’s LJ 35.

David J Doorey, “Employer ‘Bullying’: Implied Duties of Fair Dealing in Canadian Employment Contracts” (2005) 30:2 Queen’s LJ 500.

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Volume 29

Tom Flanagan & Christopher Alcantara, “Individual Property Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves” (2004) 29:2 Queen’s LJ 489.

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Volume 28

Professor Carys J. Craig, "Locke, Labour and Limiting the Author's Right: A Warning against a Lockean Approach to Copyright Law" (2003)

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Volume 27

Jean Leclair, “Canada’s Unfathomable Unwritten Constitutional Principles” (2002) 27:2 Queen’s LJ 389.

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Volume 26

Constance Backhouse, “The Doctrine of Corroboration in Sexual Assault Trials in Early Twentieth Century Canada and Australia” (2001) 26:2 Queen’s LJ 297

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Volume 25

Bruce P Archibald, “The Canadian Hearsay Revolution: Is Half a Loaf Better Than No Loaf at All?” (1999) 25:1 Queen’s LJ 1.

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Volume 24

David Wright, “Unions and Political Action: Labour Law, Union Purposes and Democracy” (1998) 24:1 Queen’s LJ 1.

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Volume 23

Mark D Walters, “Aboriginal Rights, Magna Carta and Exclusive Rights to Fisheries in the Waters of Upper Canada” (1998) 23:2 Queen’s LJ 301.

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Volume 22

Denis W Boivin, “Accommodating Freedom of Expression and Reputation in the Common Law Doctrine of Defamation” (1997) 22:2 Queen’s LJ 229.

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Volume 21

Douglas Litowitz, “Foucault on Law: Modernity as Negative Utopia” (1995) 21:1 Queen’s LJ 1.

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Volume 20

Norman Siebrasse, “Economic Analysis of Economic Loss in the Supreme Court of Canada: Fault, Deterrence, and Channeling of Losses in CNR v. Norsk Pacific Steamship Co.” (1994) 20:1 Queen’s LJ 1.

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Volume 19

Martha Jackman, “Poor Rights: Using the Charter to Support Social Welfare Claims” (1993) 19:1 Queen’s LJ 65.

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Volume 18

William F Flanagan, “AIDS-Related Risks in the Health Care Setting: HIV Testing of Health Care Workers and Patients” (1993) 18:1 Queen’s LJ 71.

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Volume 17

Joan Brockman, “Gender Bias in the Legal Profession: A Survey of Members of the Law Society of British Columbia” (1992) 17:1 Queen’s LJ 91.

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Volume 16

Alison Harvison Young & Roderick A Macdonald, “Canadian Administrative Law on the Threshold of the 1990s” (1991) 16:1 Queen’s LJ 31.