Join student editor Rachel Nirenberg as she sits down with Professor Diana Ginn of the Schulich School of Law to discuss her article, “Pluralism, Autonomy and Resistance: A Canadian Perspective on Resolving Conflicts Between Freedom of Religion and LGBTQ Rights” and the Supreme Court’s decision in Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University.
Join student editor, Rebecca, and Western Faculty of Law Professor, David Sandomierski, as they discuss David’s DLJ article “Cultivating Versatility: The Multiple Foundations of the Law School’s Public Mission.”
David and Rebecca discuss how the commitment to the rule of law and legal rationality, an emphasis on multiple legal processes, and an appreciation for legal pluralism can act as pillars to cultivate a more versatile law school experience.
Student editor Patrick Sheppard sits down with Professor Olga Koubrak of the Schulich School of Law to discuss her work on the legal frameworks to protect sawfish in the Caribbean. Olga is the author of a 2018 paper titled “A Future for a Forgotten Predator: An Assessment of International Legal Frameworks for Protection and Recovery of the Caribbean Sawfishes,” and co-author of the more recent 2022 article titled “Strengthening Marine Species Protections in Cuba: A Case Study on the Critically Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish.”
Patrick and Olga discuss the sawfish, means of protecting the animal domestically and internationally, problems in enforcement and international cooperation, and how the public perception of an animal affects how it is protected by authorities. To learn more about Olga and her work, check out her website at www.sealifelaw.org.
Join student editor, Nicole, and Danardo Jones, an assistant law professor at the University of Windsor, as they explore Danardo’s upcoming DLJ article, “Anchoring Lifeline Criminal Jurisprudence: Making the Leap from Theory to Critical Race-Inspired Jurisprudence.”
Danardo and Nicole discuss critical race theory in lawyering, the implementation of lifeline jurisprudence in criminal law, and the role of legal educators in this pursuit.
Danardo’s Faculty Profile: www.uwindsor.ca/law/Danardo-Jones
Join student editor, Danielle, and Nayha Acharya, an assistant professor at the Schulich School of Law, as they explore the topic of mediation as an alternative to litigation in a civil justice system.
Danielle and Nayha discuss arguments about mediation made in two of Nayha’s recent papers: “Mediation, the Rule of Law, and Dialogue,” published in the Queen’s Law Journal; and “Exploring the Role of Mandatory Mediation in Civil Justice,” which is forthcoming in the Alberta Law Review.
Nayha’s Faculty Profile: Nayha Acharya – Schulich School of Law – Dalhousie University
Nayha’s Bepress Profile: SelectedWorks – Nayha Acharya (bepress.com)
Join student editor, Elyse, and Jamie Baxter, an associate professor at the Schulich School of Law. They discuss Jamie’s work developing an open property law casebook for his first-year class, as well as their article proposing a new model of developing open casebooks. The article is entitled “Exit, Voice and Disloyalty in Open Casebook Development” and is forthcoming in Canadian Legal Education Annual Review.
Jamie’s faculty profile: www.dal.ca/faculty/law/faculty…y/jamie-baxter.html
Jamie’s open source casebook project: www.opensourcelaw.ca
Join chief student editor, Thomas, and recent Schulich School of Law graduate, Sarah Frame, as they explore Sarah’s DLJ article, “Sinking Mink: An Argument for Ending the Mink Industry in Nova Scotia.”
Sarah and Thomas discuss the history of fur farming in Atlantic Canada, the animal suffering and environmental damage caused by the fur farming industry, and potential paths to abolishing mink farming in Nova Scotia.
Sarah’s DLJ Article: “Sinking Mink: An Argument for Ending the Mink Industry in Nova Scotia” by Sarah Frame (dal.ca)
Join student editor, Tarah, and Catherine Watson Coles, a partner at McInnes Cooper in Halifax who specializes in estates and trusts, as they discuss a paper published in the DLJ by Jane Thompson titled “Disinheritance, Discrimination, and the Case for Including Adult Independent Children in Dependants’ Relief Schemes: Lawen Estate v Nova Scotia”.
DLJ Article: digitalcommons.schulichlaw.dal.ca/dlj/vol44/iss2/10/
Catherine’s McIness Cooper Profile: www.mcinnescooper.com/people/catherine-watson/
Catch Moira Harding’s conversation with Professor Archibald Kaiser on harm reduction here:
Professor Kaiser is an expert in the fields of criminal justice, criminal procedure, mental health in the criminal and civil law, and disability law. He also holds a cross-appointment as Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine.
See Professor Kaiser’s faculty page and publications here: www.dal.ca/faculty/law/faculty…chibald-kaiser.html
Watch Professor Kaiser’s March 6, 2019 Mini Law School Presentation, “The Aftermath of the Cannabis Act: New Opportunities to Promote Harm Reduction and Criminal Justice Reform” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg5OIlb4WTU [perma.cc/K6ZZ-YAZN]