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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

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

Former Asper Centre Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence John Norris Appointed to Federal Court

  John Norris, the Asper Centre’s former Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence in 2006 and Asper Centre Advisory Group member, who served as counsel for the Asper Centre in a number of our interventions, has been appointed a justice to the Federal Court of Canada. A sole practitioner based in Toronto, he fills a new position created under An Act … Read More

Panel Discussion with TWU Interveners’ Counsel

By Erika Voaklander and Solomon McKenzie At the end of 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) heard arguments in the two Trinity Western University (TWU) appeals. The results of the appeals may have wide and deep impacts on the legal profession and on Canada more broadly. On January 18, 2018, the Asper Centre, Out … Read More