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Annual Events & Programs

OJEN runs many annual events and programs. OJEN’s annual events and programs give you the chance to connect with other teachers, lawyers, and students who share your interest in law, access to justice, and community-building. To get your class, community group or club involved in something larger, check out the following programs and contact us.

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Charter Challenge

Ontario’s only mock appeal competition for secondary schools. Each semester, OJEN releases a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter issues are raised on appeal. Students all over Ontario form teams and choose one side of the appeal to ‘represent.’ They research and write a factum with legal arguments in favour of the appellant or […]

Poster Challenge 2019-2020

The Poster Challenge invites grade 5 students to create posters that tell us what they value about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. At a courthouse near you, staff will choose their favourite posters to send to the OJEN head office, where we will select one that will hang in each regional courthouse for the […]

OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials

The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) is a partnership between the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN). A network of local mock trial tournaments use the OOCMT case and format for mock trials.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

  Bursaries are available to grade 12 students in Ontario, pursuing post-secondary studies related to the many careers in the justice system at an Ontario University or College. These bursaries have been created to assist students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to their studies and who are in financial need. Bursaries are offered by […]

OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund

In 2008, OJEN and the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) partnered to launch a Mock Trial Fund that provides financial support and other resources to the ever expanding roster of mock trial events across Ontario. The OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund aims for an equitable distribution of funds and a simple application process. Grants are based […]

Sistahs in Law: Paving the Way

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is pleased to partner with the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) to offer Sistahs-in -Law: Paving the Way. This day-long educational opportunity is offered to black and brown high school aged girls. It takes place on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the historic St. James Cathedral […]

Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law

  Thank you for your interest in this program! OJEN’s Trailblazers program for high school girls is taking a hiatus.  OJEN has partnered on this popular program commemorating Person’s Day with Law In Action in the Schools (LAWS) and Women’s Legal and Education Action Fund (LEAF) over the past several years.  The program, which introduces […]

Architects of Justice

Architects of Justice is an initiative of the Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) that increases public participation in the development of access to justice solutions. Over the last two years, TAG has conducted applied research and outreach at public events across the province, sharing public legal education materials and inviting people to imagine […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice

The goal of the “Braiding Diversity into Justice” event is to connect young women, who are marginalized and/or racialized, with members of the legal sector in order to motivate and empower them. We hope to inspire these young women of diverse backgrounds, and to help them feel confident in their ability to become successful legal/justice […]

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