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Leaders in their field: Members of the Schulich Law community awarded Queen's Counsel designation
Fourteen of Nova Scotia’s top lawyers were recently awarded the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (QC) designation. Among them were Dean Camille Cameron, and Dal Legal Aid’s Susanne Litke, as well as six Schulich Law alumni.
The QC designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contributions to the legal community.
“I know that that lawyers in our province give generously of their time to their profession and their communities. To see them recognized with a QC designation is a testament to their leadership and many contributions,” said Nova Scotia Barristers Society Executive Director Tilly Pillay.
Being honoured with the ‘Queens Counsel’ designation is yet another privilege, one for which I am very thankful. I will continue to do my best to use my education and the privilege it gives me to make a difference.” - Dean Camille Cameron
Both Dean Cameron and Litke have a long history of serving both the legal profession and the broader community.
Camille Cameron joined the Schulich School of Law as dean in 2015. She previously held senior roles at the University of Melbourne and City University of Hong Kong. Before working in academia, she was a practicing lawyer and consultant with expertise in civil justice, dispute resolution and court reform. Dean Cameron’s interest in legal institutions in post-conflict societies has led her to work on a number of international development projects in various countries including Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand and Indonesia.
“As I headed ‘down the road’ to law school many years ago, I was not sure what I had signed up for. Now I know - an excellent education, gaining some wonderful friends for life, and being launched into what has been a fantastic, rewarding career,” said Dean Cameron “Everything since then has been a privilege – practicing, teaching, ‘Dean-ing’, and having the opportunity to use my lawyering knowledge and skills in various ways and places. Being honoured with the ‘Queens Counsel’ designation is yet another privilege, one for which I am very thankful. I will continue to do my best to use my education and the privilege it gives me to make a difference.”
Susanne Litke is a feminist lawyer who has represented clients and mentored students through the clinical legal education program at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service since 1999. Before completing her MSW/LLB through a joint program at McGill, she worked as a social worker. She is passionate about social justice and law reform to advance the rights of clients who face significant life challenges such as poverty, gender-based violence, sexual assault and discrimination.
"I am deeply grateful for a career that has offered me the privilege to work with amazing clients, law students, colleagues and community partners," said Litke.
Schulich Law extends congratulations to all of this year’s QC appointees.
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