First Year Students: 2023- 2024 Mandatory Course Participation Dates

Note: Subject to change  Rev: September 2023

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Learning Series

Location for sessions: Moot Court Room (J250)

Fall 2023 sessions

Friday, September 22 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm):  
Introduction to EDI and Professionalism Series; Ada Maxwell-Alleyne
Critical Race Theory and the Law; Anthony Morgan Executive Lead, Confronting Anti-Black Racism City of Toronto

Friday, September 29 (10:00 am - 12:30 pm):
Feminist Legal Theory (National Association of Women in the Law – Suzanne Zaccour, Director Legal Affairs)

Friday, October 6:  In lieu of an in-person session, students are asked to consider taking an Implicit Bias Test offered through Harvard’s Project Implicit.  Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaborative of researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition. The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias.  Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities. 

You will not be asked to share the results of your test, should you choose to take one:

Friday, October 13 (10:00 am - 12:30 pm): Anti-Black Racism; Anthony Morgan
Please note this session is postponed.  A new date will be announced.

Friday, October 27 (9:30 - 11:00 am):  2SLGBTQ+ Identities and the Law: Johanna Macdonald and Sebastian Commock;
(11:00 am - 12:30 pm):  Legal Research and Writing

Winter 2024

Location and Time:  Room J250, 12:30 - 2:00 PM 

Friday, January 12
Friday, January 19
Friday, January 26
Friday, February 2
Friday, February 9

Introduction session 

Indigenous Peoples and the Law online course

Monday, September 18th, 2023 Moot Court Room (J250)
12:30 - 1:30 pm

with Professor John Borrows and Associate Dean, Chris Essert

 Reflections on Legal Analysis and Argument

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Moot Court Room (J250)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Speaker:  Justice Robert Centa

 Reading Week - all years

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

First Term:  November 6 - 10, 2023
Second Term:  February 20 - 23, 2024