First Year Students: 2016- 2017 Mandatory Course Participation Dates and Pre-arranged Rescheduled Classes

Note: Subject to change  Rev: January 2017

Winter Term

January Ethics Training 

 Friday, January 20, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Moot Court Room (J250)

                        Evaluation:                      Essay Assignment
                                                                (due Friday, February 10 at 4:00 pm via


                        9:00- 9:10 am                   Welcome
                                                                 Dean Edward Iacobucci

                        9:10 - 10:00 am               The Ethics of Criminal Judgments
                                                                 Justice Shaun Shungi Nakatsuru, Ontario Court of Justice                                                                  R v Pelletier
                                                                 R v Armitage

                        10:00 - 11:00 am              Ethical Challenges in Constitutional Law Practice                                                                  Cheryl Milne, Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and                                                                  Janet Minor, past Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada                                                                  The Inseparability of Professionalism and Personal Satisfaction

                        11:15 am - 12:15 pm       Equity, Diversity, and Genuine Inclusion in Legal Education: Anti-Bias Training                                                                 Tanya (Toni) De Mello, Director, Human Rights Services, Ryerson
                                                                McIntosh - The Invisible Knapsack White Privilege
                                                                Women's March On Washington
                                                                Why Diversity and Equity Matters to You

                         12:15 - 2:00 pm              Lunch and Breakout Groups
                                                                 (Practicing Lawyers)
                                                                A Note on Calling-Out Culture
                                                                The Problem With Criticizing Call-Out Culture

                         2:15 - 4:00 pm               The Pass System
  From the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and for over 60 years,                                                                 The Canadian Government denied many Indigenous peoples of                                                                 the prairies the basic freedom to leave their reserves, all the while                                                                 knowing there was no basis in law for the policy. This investigative                                                                 documentary features Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe, and Blackfoot                                                                 Elders and their stories of living under and resisting the system,                                                                 revealing a little-known picture of life under segregation in Canada.

Fall Term

Introduction to Legal Research

Friday, September 23, 2016
Bora Laskin Law Librarians
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Moot Court Room (J250)

Joint Professionalism Training

 Friday, September 30, 2016
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Moot Court Room (J250)

Address on Legal Research and Writing

Monday, October 17, 2016
Honourable Edward M. Morgan
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Moot Court
Room (J250) 
(Note: regular LRW classes cancelled October 17 - 20)

Deemed Dates

Classes will be held on two Fridays (September 16 and October 21) according to the Monday schedule,
and on one Friday (November 18) according to the Wednesday schedule.

Reading Week - all years

No classes or other programming will be scheduled during the following times:

First Term:  November 7 - 11, 1016
Second Term:  February 20 - 24, 2017