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Asper Centre ED Cheryl Milne to take part in panel at upcoming Regulating Creation Conference

On Friday November 23, 2018, the Asper Centre’s Executive Director Cheryl Milne will take part in a panel about reconciling children’s rights and donors’ rights as part of a HEALTH LAW, POLICY AND ETHICS IN CANADA interdisciplinary conference titled “Regulating Creation and the Assisted Human Reproduction Act”, which will take place at the University of Toronto Faculty … Read More

Celebrating 10 years with a special constitutional law panel, and a $2.5 million gift from namesake, David Asper

Constitutional panel includes the former SCC Justice Thomas Cromwell moderating, with Joseph Arvay and Mary Eberts as panelists. By Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photography by Dhoui Chang You can accomplish a lot in 10 years, with strategic vision and leadership, enthusiastic support and some pretty bright  law students — and that’s exactly what the David Asper Centre … Read More

Susan Ursel chosen as Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence for fall 2018

The Faculty of Law’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce that lawyer Susan Ursel will be the Asper Centre’s Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence for the fall 2018. Ursel, a Toronto-based employment and human rights lawyer, will be teaching constitutional advocacy in the Asper Centre clinic during the fall term. Drawing upon her extensive … Read More

Litigating the Public Interest within the Context of Private Rights

By Ryan Howes The Asper Centre’s Public Interest Litigation Conference offered numerous panels on topics ranging from specific case examples to broader litigation strategies for parties and interveners including non-litigation forms of advocacy and funding for the cause. One discrete panel focused on the broad topic of how public interest litigation intersects with private rights. … Read More

Selected Themes from the Asper Centre’s Public Interest Litigation Conference

by Amanda Nash On March 2nd, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights hosted a conference on Public Interest Litigation. I was able to attend several of the panels, and what follows is an overview of prominent themes that threaded through the assorted talks on recent achievements, challenges, and best practices in public interest litigation. … Read More