Osgoode Professor Sean Rehaag has received a Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers 2012 Advocacy Award for "outstanding achievement in advocacy on behalf of refugees."
The award is in recognition of research that he, along with a dozen Osgoode law student volunteer research assistants (through the Osgoode Public Interest Requirement), did on inconsistencies in Federal Court decision-making relating to refugees. The research is available here.
The following students (several of whom have now graduated) worked on the project in various capacities: Umair Abdul, Simran Bakshi, Dette Bourchier, Monica Cop, Justin Dharamdial, Adrienne Lipsey, Anastasia Mandziuk, Ian McKellar, Alex Minkin, Jessica Lynne Morris, Nedko Petkov, Sharmin Rahman and Rathika Vasavithasan.
The award was presented September 14, 2012 at the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers National Conference and Annual General Meeting.