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November 2016

Constitutional Roundtable – Claudia Geiringer

November 16, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Falconer Hall Solarium (room FA2), 84 Queen’s Park + Google Map

CONSTITUTIONAL ROUNDTABLE presents Claudia Geiringer (Victoria University of Wellington School of Law, New Zealand) moderated by Professor Kent Roach Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Falconer Hall Solarium (room FA2) 84 Queen’s Park  Topic: The Strange Antipodean Afterlife of John Hart Ely’s Democracy and Distrust  This paper tells the strange, and little known, story of how John Hart Ely’s process-perfecting theory of constitutional interpretation (of the United States Constitution) became a blueprint for the design of the…

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Asper Centre and Aboriginal Law Program Presentation: Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe

November 14, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada In Aamjiwnaang First Nation (near Sarnia, Ontario) the female to male birthrate is 2:1. Community members experience abnormal incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. This workshop will explore if law has thus far failed this community and what Canadian and Indigenous governments are doing now to protect the land. Monday, November 14, 2016 12:30pm – 2:00pm Jackman Law Building J125 University of Toronto Faculty of Law 78 Queens Park, Toronto…

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October 2016

Asper Centre / IHRP 2017 Summer Fellowship Information Session

October 24, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Information about how to apply for an Asper Centre summer fellowship to work in an organization within Canada that focuses on constitutional / human rights advocacy.   (October 2016)

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September 2016

Asper Centre Information Session

September 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

Learn how to apply for an Asper Centre summer fellowship to work in an organization within Canada that focuses on constitutional / human rights advocacy.     (2016)

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Asper Centre at Law Clubs week

September 13, 2016

Visit the Asper Centre's information booth to learn more about our work.     (2016)

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August 2016

Call for Asper Centre students 2016/2017

August 26, 2016

The deadline for applications for the is August 26, 2016. Call for Asper Centre students 2016-2017

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Working Group Call for Proposals

August 15, 2016

2016-2017 WORKING GROUPS University of Toronto, Faculty of Law students wishing to propose a 2016/2017 Working Group must email a proposal to Cheryl Milne, cheryl.milne@utoronto.ca by 5 p.m. on August 15, 2016. Applications should include the following: a) The name/title of the Working Group b) The issue the group will be working on, and why the issue is important c) Name(s) of the student leader(s) and brief background information d) Name and description of partnership organization, and letter of support…

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July 2016

Clinical Legal Education Conference

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

THE RISKS AND REWARDS OF CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES The Asper Centre is collaborating with the Association for Canadian Clinical Education and the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education in the organization and hosting of the 2016 Clinical Legal Education Conference at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Dates: July 10- 13, 2016 Registration open here on the Eventbrite page. Early Bird Registration closes on April 30 (regular price applies after that date). Read the Conference Brochure

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April 2016

Work for the Asper Centre

April 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Coordinator will support the educational mission of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights by organizing educational events such as conferences, roundtables and symposia; coordinating publications which promote the Centre and provide educational content to students, academics, the practising bar and the general public; and supporting the work of volunteer students in working groups focused on particular issues in constitutional law in Canada. QUALIFICATIONS: (Minimum) Education: Bachelor’s Degree or an acceptable equivalent combination of…

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March 2016

Clinic Information Session

March 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This information session for University of Toronto, Faculty of Law students, provides information on how to enroll in the for credit clinical programs at the Faculty including the Asper Centre Constitutional Rights Advocacy Clinic. Representatives from Downtown Legal Services, the International Human Rights Program and the various externship programs will be on hand to answer your questions. This is a bring-your-own-lunch event. Room location is yet to be confirmed.   (2016)

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Constitutional Roundtable – Richard Albert

March 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Richard Albert Associate Professor of Law and Dean’s Research Scholar at Boston College 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Solarium, Falconer Hall The Conventions of Constitutional Amendment in Canada Commentators have suggested that the unsuccessful national referendum to ratify the 1992 Charlottetown Accord has created an expectation of popular participation requiring national referendal consultation in major reforms to the Constitution of Canada. In this Article, I inquire whether federal political actors are bound by a constitutional convention of…

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February 2016

Constitutional Roundtable – Susan Williams

February 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Constitutional Roundtable presents Susan Williams Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy Maurer School of Law Indiana University 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Solarium, Falconer Hall Topic Legal Pluralism, Gender Equality and Parity of Participation: Constitutional Issues Concerning Customary Law in Liberia Susan Williams is the author of Truth, Autonomy, and Speech: Feminist Theory and the First Amendment (NYU Press 2004). Her current book project, Constituting Equality: Comparative Constitutional Law and Gender…

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The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy

February 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

  SYMPOSIUM February 26 - 27, 2016 Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (Room: Solarium, FA2) The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, University of Toronto and the Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta, are co-organizing this symposium examining the state of Canada’s constitutional democracy. Dramatic changes have taken place in recent years at the national level in respect to the day to day functioning of our constitutional democracy. These changes impinge on the separation of powers, the rule…

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Constitutional Roundtable – Raj Anand

February 3, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Constitutional Roundtable presents Raj Anand Constitutional Litigator in Residence with the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Victoria College, Room 206 Topic: Subsection 15(2) of the Charter and its Disconnection with Substantive Equality Raj Anand is a partner and an arbitrator and mediator with WeirFoulds LLP. His practice includes the areas of administrative, human rights, constitutional and employment law, civil litigation, professional negligence and regulation. In his third term as an elected Bencher…

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December 2015

Deadline: Call for Papers – December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015

The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, St. George Campus – February 27, 2016 The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights invites papers for its upcoming conference examining the state of Canada’s constitutional democracy. Dramatic changes have taken place in recent years at the national level in respect to the day to day functioning of our constitutional democracy. These changes impinge on the separation of powers, the rule of law and the supremacy of the…

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July 2015

Clinic Applications Deadline 2015

July 10, 2015

CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: DAVID ASPER CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (LAW391H1F) FALL 2015 CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: HALF TERM CLINIC - WINTER 2016 University of Toronto, Faculty of Law students wishing to apply for these courses must email a 1-2 page statement of interest to Cheryl Milne, cheryl.milne@utoronto.ca by noon on July 10, 2015. Please indicate the following: (a) previous upper-year courses in constitutional law or human rights law or experience that you consider to be equivalent (note pre/co-requisite for half-term clinic);…

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