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York U: Osgoode Hall Law School hosts 22nd annual Constitutional Cases Conference

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TORONTO, April 1, 2019 – Osgoode Hall Law School of York University will present its 22nd annual Constitutional Cases Conference on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

Recognized as the leading constitutional law conference in Canada, the event will bring together many of Canada’s most highly respected constitutional scholars, practitioners and experts for an insightful and practical analysis of the Supreme Court’s significant constitutional judgments of the past year.

The conference will open at 9:30am with Osgoode Professor Jamie Cameron offering a “Review of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2018 constitutional jurisprudence,” highlighting key patterns and trends and commenting on significant developments.

Other highlights of the conference, which is co-chaired this year by Osgoode Professors Sonia LawrenceBenjamin L. Berger and Emily Kidd White, include:

10am               Opening Plenary: Division of Powers

11:30am           Panel A: Constitutional Obligations & First Nations: Past & present

Panel B: Police Powers and Punishment

1:30pm            2019 Laskin Lecture hosted by the York Centre for Public Policy and Law. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Challenge to Civil Society by Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer prize winner, Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence, Yale Law School

2:15pm         Panel C: Equality and Inclusion
Panel D: Evidence, Information, and the Criminal Justice System

3:45pm            Closing Plenary: From Ford to Ford: 30 Years of a Notwithstanding Clause

Full details about the panel topics and panelists can be found on the 2019 Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference website.

WHAT: Osgoode 2019 Constitutional Cases Conference

WHEN: Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm

WHERE: Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: [email protected]

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University has a proud history of 130 years of leadership and innovation in legal education and legal scholarship. A total of about 900 students are enrolled in Osgoode’s three-year Juris Doctor (JD) Program as well as joint and combined programs. The school’s Graduate Program in Law is also the largest in the country and one of the most highly regarded in North America. In addition, Osgoode Professional Development, which operates out of Osgoode’s facility in downtown Toronto, offers both degree and non-degree programming for Canadian and international lawyers, non-law professionals, firms and organizations. Osgoode has an internationally renowned faculty of 60 full-time professors, and more than 100 adjunct professors. Our respected community of more than 18,000 alumni are leaders in the legal profession and in many other fields in Canada and across the globe.

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York U’s fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media Contacts:

Virginia Corner, Communications Manager, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, [email protected]

Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 22094, [email protected]

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