Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Justice is supposed to be blind — and that is precisely the problem, argues Indigenous rights lawyer and U of T law alumna, Jean Teillet. She says symbols such as Blind Justice may capture our ideals of justice, but not the reality.

Her 2020 Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture, “The Overstory and the Understory: Reconciling Canadian law with Indigenous Peoples", was held earlier this year at the Faculty of Law and was hosted by the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. The lecture broadcasts tonight (May 6) across Canada at 8:05 p.m. on CBC Ideas.

The Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture was established in memory of the late Morris A. Gross by the law firm Minden Gross LLP and by members of his family, friends and professional associates. The intention of the lectureship is to, every two years, bring to the Faculty of Law a distinguished scholar or a member of the practicing bar or bench for discussion with the student body and Faculty, and to deliver the bi-annual Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture.

Learn more at CBC Ideas