Online Webinar: COVID-19 Contact Tracing and the Canadian Constitution

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights & the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society 

Top places finishers of the Callaghan Memorial Moot

Friday, March 6, 2020

U of T law students Lilly Gates, Adrian Ling, Keely Kinley and William Rooney at the Ontario Court of Appeal (Osgoode Hall)

U of T law students Lilly Gates, Adrian Ling, Keely Kinley and William Rooney at the Ontario Court of Appeal (Osgoode Hall).

U of T's David Asper Centre prepares constitutional challenge to lower Canada's voting age

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, in partnership with several child rights organizations, is laying the groundwork for a legal challenge of Canada’s minimum voting age.

The Asper Centre – at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law – launched consultations on the topic last summer and began to develop a legal theory with participation from youth organizations across Canada, including Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY).

Asper Centre Constitutional Law Career Panel

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights presents a

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW CAREER PANEL

On February 12, 2020 at 12:30pm-2:00pm

Are you a JD Candidate with a passion for promoting our Constitutional and Charter rights?

Asper Centre students mark Student Law Clinic Global Day of Action

Monday, November 18, 2019

Climate Justice Working Group

Back row (left to right): Mackenzie Cumberland; Clara Pencer; Leah Kelley; and Florian Nagy. Front row (left to right): Madeleine Carswell; Keely Kinley; and Yara Willox. Members not pictured: Madeleine Andrew-Gee; Adam LaRiviere; Leora Chapman; Haleigh Ryan; and Courtney Cowan.

Today marks a Global Day of Action against air pollution by more than 30 student law clinics from around the world.

Asper Centre and Justice for Children and Youth organize youth consultations for legal challenge to Canada’s voting age

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In partnership with several child rights organizations, Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (Asper Centre) have secured case development funding from the Court Challenges Program, which helps finance cases of national significance related to constitutional human rights issues. They will be hosting a consultation for children and youth to inform a legal challenge against Canada’s minimum voting age.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In a commentary in The Conversation, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and co-author Laverne Jacobs  (University of Windsor , Faculty of Law) argue that what’s known as the Truchon decision, which invalidated Canada’s “reasonable foreseeable death” and “end of life” access criteria for medical assistance in dying, should be appealed ("The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why," October 9, 2019).

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