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Asper Centre Students in Focus: Brittany Cohen

Brittany Cohen, a rising second-year J.D. candidate, is another student research assistant working at the Asper Centre this summer. Building on one of its student working group projects this past academic year, the Asper Centre is developing a series of police oversight legal information guides for the general public (one for each province, the territories and … Read More

Asper Centre Students in Focus: Jason Lamb

  Meet Jason Lamb, a rising second-year J.D. candidate and one of the Asper Centre’s student research assistants this summer. Lamb’s main project is to help publish a special edition of the Supreme Court Law Review based on presentations at the Asper Centre’s public interest litigation conference in March. The journal edition will “be a lasting … Read More

Asper Centre Student Working Groups Making an Impact

by Tal Schreier University of Toronto law students can become involved in the Asper Centre’s work through volunteering with one of our student working groups. The working groups are student-led initiatives that bring together 10-15 students to work in conjunction with academics, civil society groups or members of the bar on Charter rights advocacy or … Read More

Asper Centre Clinic Student Reflects on Drafting the Bird Intervention Factum

by Becky Lockert This past fall, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Asper Centre leave to intervene in R v Bird, a case that ties questions of access to justice and constitutionalism to the doctrine of collateral attack. The question at the heart of the case is, from the Asper Centre’s perspective, whether a … Read More

Asper Centre Students convene Workshop for LAWS’ Global Citizenship Conference

By Crystal Li and Juela Xhaferraj On February 9, 2018, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law was host to hundreds of high school students who were attending the annual Global Citizenship Conference organized by Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS).  Members of the Asper Centre’s Immigration and Refugee Law student working group were pleased to … Read More