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OJEN’s Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time to slow things down and recharge your batteries. If you’ve been waiting for this time to catch up on some reading but don’t know where to start, look no further.  Whether you’re looking for inspiration, information or just plain fun, OJEN staff picks can get you started.  So get out […]

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Expands Youth-Police Dialogues

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) announced in April that the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) has been approved for funding to expand our successful Youth-Police Dialogue program across the province.  The $389,800 OTF grant will permit the program to be replicated in 14 Ontario communities within the next three years.  Over 400 youth will have […]

Justice Margaret Scott Receives Chief Justices’ Award

Justice Margaret Ann Scott Receives the 2017 OJEN Chief Justices’ Award
On March 29th, Justice Margaret Scott became the 13th reipient of OJEN’s Chief Justices’ Award. The award recognizes her commitment to justice education in the Durham region. In 2002 she was the driving force behind the establishment of the Durham Public Legal Education Committee, which she has co-chaired for the past 15 years. Justice Scott is best known for the numerous visits she makes to speak to students in their classrooms and assist in their mock trial preparations. Her ongoing efforts to connect with students both in the courthouse and in their classrooms have put a human face on the justice system and contributed to greater understanding of its role in society.

April 20: Indigenous Youth Perspectives on the Justice System: Listening and Learning

Lawyers, workers, students, educators, and members of the OJEN community: please join us on April 20th, from 12-3 pm for the Indigenous youth perspectives on the justice system: listening and learning event. This event is an opportunity for our community in Toronto to support Indigenous youth in their ongoing work towards justice system education and […]

Register Now for the 2018 Summer Law Institute!

Date: Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 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. Program: 2018 SLI Program (as of July 16; subject […]

Register Now for the Spring 2018 Charter Challenge!

Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Spring 2018 Charter Challenge! Students from anywhere in Ontario can participate in OJEN’s Charter Challenge as an in-class assignment or an extra-curricular option. As Ontario’s only provincial appellate-level mock hearing, the Charter Challenge has students prepare factums in favour of or […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2018-19

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2017-18. If you are an incoming 2L, 3L, or LLM student at an eligible law school (including Lakehead University, University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Queen’s University) and you […]

London Law Institute – February 23, 2018!

LONDON LAW INSTITUTE – Registration is Open! Date: Friday, February 23, 2018th Time: 8:00AM – 3:15PM Location: University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law Please join us at our London Law Institute! OJEN’s London Law Institute gives secondary-school teachers the opportunity to participate in presentations and discussions with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that […]

OJEN is hiring!

We are excited to announce that the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hiring a full-time Project Leader (one year contract with possibility of extension) for our Department of Outreach Programs. Please see attached posting below and distribute widely. Aboriginal candidates and members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Friday, December 22nd […]

Poster Challenge Registration 2017

Teachers, register your students now! Submission Process Register your class by filling out the online registration form by November 30, 2017. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Download the parental consent form from the Poster Challenge program page. Distribute the parental consent forms to your students to have filled out by their parent(s) or guardian(s). You may […]

Register for Trailblazers – 2017

Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law Every October, OJEN partners with LEAF and LAWS to run a full-day event that introduces high school girls to women working in law. This year, we will start at the University of Toronto. Then we will head to Osgoode Hall to chat with a judge and talk about diversity in […]

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