Top 5 most viewed faculty op-eds of 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our faculty comment regularly in the media on current issues. The five faculty op-eds that were most viewed on our website over the past year addressed some of the most immediate and controversial topics of 2014, ranging from citizenship to prostitution, terrorism, high-frequency trading and elections.

A peek at the Bora Laskin Law library at 2 am: the all-nighter tradition continues

Thursday, December 18, 2014

By John Papadopoulos, JD 1993, Chief Law Librarian, Bora Laskin Law Library

Earlier today:

Just a quick update from our (now traditional) end of term law library all-nighter…

As of 2 am, we have 31 JDs in the library finishing up their papers. We had 40 at midnight. My experience is that the ones that are still here at 2 am will still be here at 5 am.

Six alumni receive Ontario judicial appointments

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Faculty of Law congratulates the following alumni on their judicial appointments, announced Dec. 16 by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay:

IHRP argues that Amazonian villagers deserve justice before Canada's Supreme Court

Friday, December 12, 2014

IHRP legal team at SCCYesterday, the IHRP, along with its partners MiningWatch Canada and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (the “Joint Interveners”), made submissions before the Supreme Court of Canada in Yaiguaje v.

SJD student Kyle Kirkup - "Stop criminalizing sex work"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

In a commentary in the Winnipeg Free Press, SJD student and Trudeau Scholar Kyle Kirkup argues that there are better alternatives to the federal government's new prostitution laws ("Stop criminalizing sex work," December 8, 2014).

Read the commentary on the Winnipeg Free Press website, or below.

Stop criminalizing sex work

By Kyle Kirkup

December 8, 2014

Prof. Anita Anand co-authors "Diversity on boards means more than gender"

Monday, December 8, 2014

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Prof. Anita Anand, with Prof. Vijay Jog of Carleton University, argues that discussion of diversity on corporate boards should include the issue of visible minorities as well as women ("Diversity on boards means more than gender," December 8, 2014).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.

2014 Goodman Lecture: 'South Africans have embraced their constitution and demand their rights'

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
South African flag painted on a hand depicting the V for victory sign

Former justice Catherine O’Regan, the 2014 David B. Goodman lecturer, assesses South Africa's 20-year-old constitution

By Sandra Bartlett

Catherine O’Regan had a front row seat for South Africa’s transition to a democracy. As a former judge on the South African Constitutional Court she is well placed to provide a report card on its first 20 years.

US Supreme Court looks north to more balanced, 'Canadian-style' patent law system

Monday, December 1, 2014
Vintage style poster for the 2014 Patent Law Colloquium

Kathleen Sullivan keynotes 2014 Patent Law Colloquium

By Mark Witten

After a century of neglect, patent cases have catapulted onto centre stage at the Supreme Court of the United States—but this time with a decidedly Canadian twist. In a striking trend since 2005, SCOTUS has adopted a Canadian-style balancing of protection and innovation as a standard feature, and reversed numerous pro-patent holder decisions made by a lower appellate court.

Alumnus Brian Bowman, new mayor of Winnipeg, grabs life’s opportunities

Friday, November 28, 2014

Alumnus Brian Bowman scored a landslide--and surprising victory--in Winnipeg's 2014 mayoralty race.


By Karen Gross / Photos by Ian McCausland

JD students work with Asper Centre on Supreme Court case

Thursday, November 27, 2014
L-R: Frances Mahon, Neil Abraham, Marlys Edwardh, Winston Gee

L-R: Frances Mahon, Neil Abraham, Marlys Edwardh,
Winston Gee