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OJEN Classroom Resources

OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Peltier

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2011 Charter Challenge, deals with mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession. Mr. Daniel Peltier plead guilty to a single count of trafficking a controlled substance and was subject to a minimum prison sentence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Mr. Peltier brought an application challenging the mandatory […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Clearwater

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2010 Charter Challenge, deals with the balance between the rights of individuals and the need for public safety. Mr. Noel Clearwater, the leader of an environmental group called “Friends of the Earth,” was arrested and detained under the Emergency Measures and Public Order Act following comments he made […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Manfred and Maria Richtofen

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2010 Charter Challenge, deals with the balance between the rights of individuals and the need for public safety. Manfred and Maria Richtofen belong to a religion that has strict guidelines on maintaining one’s personal bodily privacy. They claim that having to submit to a full body scan during […]

Top Five 2005: R v Hamilton

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v Hamilton, [2005] 2 SCR 432, 2005 SCC […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Benita Suarez v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2012 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by Ms. Benita Suarez to declare the mandatory detention scheme for foreign nationals under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act as unconstitutional. Ms. Suarez fled her home country, Espadrole, and travelled by boat to Canada where, upon arrival, she was deemed […]

Legal Reasoning Tool: How to Prepare a Factum

OJEN Legal Reasoning Tools are designed to provide high school students with the skills to investigate legal issues, identify perspectives and think critically about legal developments within the classroom and beyond. These tools assist students in applying the legal inquiry process by guiding them through the stages of formulating questions, gathering and organizing information, interpreting […]

Top Five 2011: United States of America v Khadr

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. United States of America v Khadr, 2011 ONCA 358 […]

Top Five 2011: Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, 2011 ONCA 482 […]

Top Five 2011: R v JA

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v JA, 2011 SCC 28, [2011] 2 SCR […]

Top Five 2011: Ontario (Attorney General) v Fraser

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Ontario (Attorney General) v Fraser, 2011 SCC 20, [2011] […]

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