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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. J.F.

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2007 Charter Challenge, deals with search and seizure issues under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A school principal has permitted police officers to search students’ lockers for drugs, which results in one student, J.F., being charged with drug possession. J.F. brings an application challenging the school’s policy […]

Criminal Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Jobidon

Based on a real case, this scenario is an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada concerning a manslaughter conviction. Students will have the opportunity to focus on the issue of consent in physical fighting, and explore arguments regarding the intent of the accused. The scenario package includes a case history, fact scenario and questions […]

Mock Bail Hearing Scenario: R. v. Souza

Marco Souza, an 18 year-old, is charged with theft under $5000, possession of stolen goods over $5000 and breaching previous bail conditions. He has a previous conviction for dangerous driving and other outstanding charges. The crown is seeking a detention order on the basis of a reverse onus, but Marco has several people willing to […]

Criminal Law Mock Trial Scenario: R. v. Jones

Keri Jones, 16 year-old is charged with Theft Under $5000 under s. 322(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada after an alleged shoplifting incident at a music store. This mock hearing is designed to help you learn more about mens rea and actus reus, as well as the criminal trial process. It includes a fact […]

Criminal Law Mock Trial Scenario: R. v. Singh

Criminal law mock trial scenario for secondary students. A 16-year old is charged with theft, assault and uttering threats after an altercation on a TTC platform. The scenario deals with Criminal Code of Canada charges and, if the accused is found guilty, Youth Criminal Justice Act sentencing provisions. This scenario is appropriate for non-academic or […]

Criminal Law Mock Trial Scenario: R. v. Tisi

A 16-year old has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and robbery, charges stemming from an attack on a 15 year-old student and the theft of the younger student’s basketball shoes. Four witnesses, including the victim, accused and arresting officer, have provided evidence. Appropriate for a non-academic event or academically-focused exercise, this scenario is […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Doyle v Minto

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2012 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by the Minto Catholic District School Board to have several sections of the Safe Schools for All Act declared unconstitutional. This legislation requires all schools to allow student-run clubs focused on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and explicitly […]

Criminal Law Mock Trial Scenario: R. v. Wai

Sixteen year old Jesse Wai is accused of possession of and traffic of marijuana and ecstasy as well as possession of money obtained through the commission of a crime. Jesse was arrested by a plain clothes police officer at a neighbouring park.

Top Five 2012

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. Summaries of important legal cases from 2012, as identified […]

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 […]

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