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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: Dufour v Canada (Attorney General)

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2014 Charter Chalenge, deals with the constitutionality of physician-assisted suicide. The applicant, Tobin Dufour, has been found Not Criminally Responsible for the murder of his father, and is in custody in a mental health facility. Overwhelmed by guilt, Mr. Dufour seeks doctor assistance in terminating his own life, […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Roy v Her Majesty the Queen

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2013 Charter Challenge, examines the constitutionality of the police practice of “carding” – requesting information from individuals without cause to believe they have been involved in illegal activity. In this scenario Tyson Roy, a young black man, is convicted of possession of an illegal handgun. On appeal, Mr. […]

In Brief: Eyewitness Evidence

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides an […]

Top Five 2013: R v Cole

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 Cole, 2012 SCC 53, [2012] 3 S.C.R. […]

Timeline of Events for the Steven Truscott Case

On September 30, 1959, Steven Truscott was found guilty of the murder of Lynne Harper. After years of struggling to clear his name, in 2007, the Court of Appeal for Ontario unanimously held that the conviction of Mr. Truscott was a miscarriage of justice and must be quashed. This resource includes a timeline of events […]

ESL Criminal Law Mock Trial Scenario: R. v. Lee

R. v. Lee, a plain language criminal mock trial scenario based on a shoplifting charge, with templates suitable for ESL students.

Criminal Law Mock Trial Scenario: R. v. Wilson

A 16-year old is charged with possession of a firearm and pointing of a firearm at a party in the accused’s apartment. Four witnesses have provided evidence. Suitable for a non-academic event or academically-focused exercise, this scenario presents the opportunity to discuss current debates about crime and the recent changes to the available sentences for […]

Top Five 2013: R v NS

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 NS, 2012 SCC 72, [2012] 3 S.C.R. […]

Top Five 2013: R v Mabior

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 Mabior, 2012 SCC 47, [2012] 2 SCR 584 […]

Top Five 2013: R v Boudreault

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 Boudreault, 2012 SCC 56, [2012] 3 SCR […]

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