Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to address Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference


TORONTO, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – Retired Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin will deliver the 2018 Laskin Lecture Friday at 1:30pm at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s 2018 Constitutional Cases Conference.

Retired Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

The topic of her lecture, which is hosted by the York Centre for Public Policy and Law, is "The Arc of the Charter: A Personal Perspective”. Now in its 21st successful year as the leading constitutional law conference in Canada, the event will bring together many of Canada’s most respected constitutional scholars, practitioners and experts for an insightful and practical analysis of the Supreme Court’s significant constitutional judgments of the past year.

Co-chaired by Osgoode Professors Benjamin Berger and Sonia Lawrence and also featuring a number of other participating Osgoode faculty members and constitutional law experts from across Canada, the conference will provide an in-depth look at key developments shaping constitutional law and the administration of justice in Canada.

In addition to a review of the Supreme Court’s 2017 constitutional jurisprudence and McLachlin’s talk, the following panel discussions will be presented:

10am                     The Changing Courts and Court Dynamics

11:30am               Panel A: Frontiers of Privacy

Panel B: Indigenous Justice and the Administrative State

2:15pm                 Panel C: Scope of Charter Rights and Redress

Panel D: Understandings of Fundamental Justice

3:45pm                 The Legacy and Contributions of Beverley McLachlin

More details of the panel topics can be found on the 2018 Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference website.

WHAT:            Osgoode 2018 Constitutional Cases Conference

WHEN:            Friday, April 6, from 8:30am to 5pm

WHERE:         Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto
RSVP:             To vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca if you will be attending.


About Osgoode Hall Law School
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University has a proud history of 129 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.
About York University
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.
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