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January 2019

Constitutional Roundtable with Professor Mark Tushnet

January 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
J130 Jackman law building, 78 Queen's Park, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building Atrium
Toronto, Canada

On January 23, 2019, visiting Professor Mark Tushnet (who is giving the annual Wright lecture this year), will present an Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable on "Interpreting Unwritten Constitutional Norms: Court-Packing in the United States as a Case Study," with University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Yasmin Dawood as discussant.  This Roundtable is based on a chapter of Professor Tushnet's forthcoming book (see chapter abstract below).   Professor Tushnet  is a leading scholar of constitutional law and legal history and the William…

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February 2019

Constitutional Roundtable with Professor Kent Roach

February 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Falconer Hall Solarium (room FA2), 84 Queen’s Park

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Kent Roach will present a Constitutional Roundtable titled "Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley/Colten Boushie Case." In this Constitutional Roundtable, Gerald Stanley's trial for the killing of Colten Boushie, a 22 year old Cree man, will be examined in its broader historical, political and legal context with attention to the role of equality rights in jury selection and trial procedures. The jury selection reforms proposed in Bill…

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Constitutional Roundtable with Assistant Professor Y.Y. Chen

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Falconer Hall Solarium (room FA2), 84 Queen’s Park

On Thursday February 28, 2019, Professor Y.Y. Chen will present a Constitutional Roundtable titled “Toward a Substantive Understanding of Citizenship in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” considering how “citizens” should be interpreted in the Charter context and whether “immigration status” should be considered a protected ground under s. 15 of the Charter. BIO Y.Y. Brandon Chen (SJD candidate, MSW, JD, University of Toronto; BSc, Emory University) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Common…

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