Omar Ha-Redeye

Practice/Organization Description

Omar Ha-Redeye is a recent graduate (Juris Doctor) of the law program at the University of Western Ontario. He is articling with a top-ranked litigation boutique in Toronto for 2010-2011 (Student-at-Law, not a lawyer).

Omar currently sits on the Ontario Bar Association executive as an Articling Student Ambassador for the Toronto Region. He contributes to Slaw and is frequently contacted by the media.

Legal Education

Omar Ha-Redeye has won or placed in more than half of UWO Law’s oral advocacy competitions, making the finals in all of the school’s upper-year appellate moots. He has received numerous awards for advocacy, including the Patricia DeGuire Cup for Best Oralist in the Koskie Minsky LLP Diversity Moot, the Justice C.D. Stewart Trophy for best team in the Lerners LLP Cup, and winner of the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Client Counselling Competition.

During his time in law school he published with Oxford University Press (ISBN 9780195560558), CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) (ISBN 9781439821299), and the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues (Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2010). He also spoke at a number of professional venues while studying law, including at the United Nations, to a diplomatic delegation, as well as several academic conferences and post-secondary institutions.

Omar is one of the few law students in Canada to participate in multiple law exchange programs with other universities internationally, including partnerships with the University of Toronto, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Whittier Law School, Bar-Ilan University, Baylor University, and Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. He received the international CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in academic achievement for the highest performance in law courses on the holocaust and genocide, and another in religious legal systems.

He was actively involved in his law school community, holding the role of President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Health Law Club, and the Mature Students Club. As Magister of Rand Inn he lead UWO’s chapter of Phi Delta Phi (F?F), an international legal fraternity. He founded the Western Law Review Association, a group dedicated to establishing a student-run law review at UWO, and the largest law school blog and podcast in Canada at Law is Cool.

Life Before Law

Prior to law school, Omar began his clinical career in Nuclear Medicine in the U.S., and then completed additional degrees in health administration, where he graduated at the top of his class, and in corporate communications & public relations. While working at a veteran institution in the U.S., he began his research into radiological hazards. He continued working in the field of nuclear medicine for a major health care system, before taking on various administrative roles in the areas of emergency management and communications for a provincial cabinet member.

Omar has Hazardous Materials (HazMat) respondent and First Responder experience, as well as field experience in South-East Asia after the 2004 tsunami. In the past he has consulted for business, NGOs, and governmental entities on subjects such as ethics, media issues, disaster management and crisis communications.

Bar Admissions

None at present.

Education

AAS Nuclear Medicine Technology, Ferris State University

Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration, Ryerson University

BHA Health Services Management, Ryerson University

Post-Grad Certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Centennial College

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT), American Society of Radiological Technologists (ASRT), Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), Ontario Association for Emergency Managers (OAEM), Ontario Liberal Party, Ryerson University School of Health Services Management Alumni Association, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)

Honors and Awards

2010

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (2)

Hicks Morley Moot finalist

2009

BLG Labour & Employment Law Moot finalist

Davies LLP Corporate Security Moot (Top 15 Oralists)

Patricia DeGuire Cup

2008

Torys LLP Negotiation Competition, Finalist (twice)

Mr. Justice CD Stewart Trophy

Lerners LLP Cup, Finalist

BLG LLP Client Counselling Competition, Winner

2006

Golden Key Chapter Service Award

Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Grant

Anne Hall Memorial Prize

2005

Golden Key Research Travel Grant Scholarship

Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award

Dean’s List (College of Community Services)

2004

Golden Key Intl Honour Society

Estil Strawn, Sr. Scholarship (rescinded)

Certificate of Appreciation for Service Excellence

Dean’s List (College of Community Services)

2003

AUPHA Foster G. McGaw Scholarship

2002

Dean’s Honor Roll

2001

Special Ability Scholarship (Departmental Award)

Valuable Writer Award

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Worker’s Compensation
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