Our lawyers often teach, deliver guest lectures and participate in seminars at law schools and universities. Will we be on your campus this term? Check this page periodically to find out when and where we will be speaking or meeting with students.
Daniel Sheppard is again acting as Clinical Director of the Test Case Litigation Project, which provides an opportunity for Osgoode students to learn the theory and practice of test case litigation and gain hands-on experience assisting practitioners engaged in law-reform efforts though litigation.
Dan is also coaching Osgoode’s Gale Cup Moot team. This year’s case is R. v. Fearon,  3 SCR 621, dealing with whether the police have the power of search incident to arrest for the contents of a person’s cell phone. The competition will take place on February 17-18, 2017.
Adriel Weaver is teaching Indigenous Law, which is being offered as an advanced topic in criminology and sociolegal studies this year.
Steven Barrett will talk to students in Professor Michael Lynk’s Labour Law class about recent SCC cases dealing with the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of association.
Louis Century will discuss the Frank v. Canada case, concerning the right to vote of expatriate Canadians, with the assembled faculty of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Louis is co-counsel, with Professor Audrey Macklin, to the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights in the case, which is currently before the Supreme Court of Canada. Together with the Asper Centre’s Director Cheryl Milne and Professors Audrey Macklin, Yasmin Dawood and Denise Réaume, Louis will present the Asper Centre’s arguments to faculty. The Asper Centre’s factum, drafted by Louis and Professor Macklin, is available here.
Louis Century will give a guest lecture on standard of review and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to Angus Grant’s Administrative Law class. Louis was co-counsel, with Steven Barrett, to the Canadian Labour Congress in the case. The majority decision, which adopted the position of the CLC, reaffirmed the protection of non-unionized federal employees against dismissal without just cause.
Louis Century will participate in a panel on international criminal justice at the 2017 Canadian International Law Students’ Conference co-hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. Among other things, Louis will discuss his experience, with Marlys Edwardh, initiating a private prosecution for the crime of torture against the Prime Minister of India.
Fiona Campbell will attend career day at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.
Cynthia Petersen will participate in a discussion on “Growing Towards Equality: Current Legal Issues Facing the LGBTQ+ Community.”
Kiran Kang will participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the Labour and Employment Law Society. Kiran will talk about what it is like to be a young union-side labour lawyer in Toronto.
Steven Barrett will talk to students in the course, Special Topics in the Law of Work, about the new labour trilogy, and the odds the Supreme Court of Canada will affirm Wagner-style collective bargaining, or other types of association.
Daniel Sheppard will give students in the Community Worker Program a primer on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Fiona Campbell will speak at the Workplace Career Law panel, sponsored by the Labour and Employment Club and the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace.
Adriel Weaver will teach a section on Aboriginal Law during the three-day intensive course on the Foundations of Canadian Law in the executive LLM program – the Global Professional Master of Laws.
Cassandra Porter and Ottawa articling student, Erin Moores, will attend the McGill Public Interest Career Day.
John Evans will teach Procedural Fairness and the Standard of Review to students in the part-time LL.M. program in Administrative Law.