Osgoode’s 2013 Constitutional Cases Conference



17th Annual Analysis of Supreme Court of Canada’s Constitutional Decisions


TORONTO, April 7, 2014 – One of Toronto’s most highly anticipated legal conferences for 17 years, Osgoode Hall Law School’s Constitutional Cases Conference, examining constitutional decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada from the past year, will take place on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9am to 5pm in the Moot Court Room (main floor) of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto.  Members of the media are cordially invited to attend this sold-out conference.  Please advise Virginia Corner (below) if you are planning to attend, as space will be limited.

The opening address at 9:30am by Osgoode Professor Sonia Lawrence will provide a review of the Supreme Court’s 2013 constitutional jurisprudence, highlighting key patterns and trends and commenting on significant developments.

A who’s who of Canadian legal scholars and practitioners will participate in the following panel discussions throughout the day:

10am               Panel A: (Dis)appointments at the Supreme Court of Canada: Critical Questions

11:30am          Panel B: Senate Reform, Once More

Panel C: Honour & Community, Indigenous Peoples and the Constitution

2:15pm            Panel D: The Sources and Functions of Charter Values

Panel E: Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence

3:45pm            Panel F: How will the Charter Change?


The keynote address at 1:30pm will be given by Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor, Slate and contributing editor, Newsweek on “Women and the Court: Do Women Justices Judge Different (and why do Americans care so much?).”

Complete details of the 2013 Constitutional Cases Conference, which is co-chaired by Osgoode Professors Benjamin Berger, Jamie Cameron and Sonia Lawrence, can be found here.

WHAT: Osgoode’s 2013 Constitutional Cases Conference
WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2014, 9am to 5pm
WHERE: Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Moot Court (main floor), 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3.  See campus map.



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Media Contact:
Virginia Corner, Communications Manager, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca