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Courthouse Visits to 361 University Avenue Court House

Seventy two courthouses throughout Ontario participate in OJEN’s Courthouse Visit Program. Courthouse visits tie into both grades 11 and 12 law curriculum and give students an opportunity to observe the justice system in action and engage with a wide range of justice professionals.  Last year, over 26000 Ontario students visited their local courts.  This year, […]

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Now Hiring: Project Leader – Competitive Mock Trial Program

We are looking for a new Project Leader to coordinate our OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trial Program (OOCMT)! Are you passionate about law and education? Are you interested in providing experiential learning for students and coordinating large scale events? Do you have skills in program design? This position is for you! The OOCMT Project Leader will […]

Summer Law Institute Early Bird Rate Ends July 15th!

Toronto Summer Law Institute for teachers happens Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Register by July 15th and take advantage of the special Early Bird rate of $65.00 including all materials and meals.  The regular rate after July 15th is $95.00. The Toronto Summer Law Institute, OJEN’s flagship PD event […]

CLEO Launches New CLEO Connect Website

On June 10, OJEN staff joined with CLEO, (Community Legal Education Ontario), to celebrate the launch of their new CLEO Connect website – Training and Tools for Community Workers.  CLEO Connect is a new, comprehensive platform to help support the legal information needs of Ontario’s front line community workers At CLEO Connect, community workers will be able […]

OJEN Ambassador Program Launched

OJEN board and staff extend a warm welcome to members of the newly established OJEN Ambassadors group!  Spearheaded  by OJEN Board member, John Adair, this donor program provides young private practice lawyers and other professionals with opportunities to get involved in justice education initiatives and help increase OJEN’s profile in the legal community.   The […]

Register Now for the 2019 Summer Law Institute!

Date: Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 Location: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON The OJEN Summer Law Institute gives Ontario teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussions with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning. Early Bird Registration Fee:  $65 until July 15, 2019 […]

Bursaries for Students Pursuing Careers in the Justice Sector

Do you have grade 12 students who are going into post-secondary studies leading to a career in the justice sector? The Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA) provide bursaries to students entering Ontario University or College programs that will […]

Nominate a Justice Education Champion!

Do you know an exceptional justice educator… someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make law come to life for their students?  OJEN is accepting nominations for the Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award.  The Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award is an annual award for educators in Ontario who have shown exceptional […]

New From OJEN – Classroom Presentations on Buying and Selling a Home

OJEN is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) to offer in-school presentations with real estate lawyers on the purchase and sale of a house. This session is linked to the A Foot in the Door resource, which is available on the OJEN website. This six-module resource provides an […]

Register for the Kingston Student Law Symposium

Limited space is still available for the Kingston Student Law Symposium on Tuesday, April 30th. Organized by the Kingston OJEN Committee, this full day event is hosted by the Queen’s University Faculty of Law and includes presentations on a variety of current legal issues.   Sessions include: So you Want to be a Lawyer plus […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2019-20

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2019-20. If you are a student at an eligible law school and you have a passion for public legal education and community outreach, we encourage you to apply. The eligible law schools are:   Lakehead University, University of […]

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