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Kingston Law Institute for Teachers - Register Now!

May 9, 2014

The first OJEN/ROEJ Kingston Law Institute for Teachers will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University.

OJEN’s law institutes give Ontario teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussion with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning. Sessions include significant Supreme Court of Canada cases, the law around cyber-bullying, civil liberties and mock trial demonstrations.

Welcome to Law Week!

April 15, 2014

April 14th – 18th is a national celebration commemorating the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  OJEN is interested in hearing what young people think about the Charter!

Online Contest – Vote for Canada’s Next Top Law

April 14, 2014

Canada’s Next Top Law is an exercise in active citizenship, designed to encourage students to propose social and legal changes, to consider Canada’s legislative process, and the balance between individual and community interests. Students across Ontario submitted proposals for Canada’s Next Top Law.

Flip Your Wig For Justice

February 27, 2014

Let’s all come out and participate in the “Flip Your Wig For Justice”

This is a fun way to raise funds and awareness for the campaign. It is a great way to focus on Access to Justice, and discuss the legal issues that arise on a daily basis in people’s lives. Let’s all come out and ‘flip our wigs’ to show our outrage at the state of access to justice in Ontario. It is only 7 days away – here are ideas for anyone to support the campaign!

Flip Your Wig for Justice on Law Times TV

February 27, 2014

Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin, and the Executive Director at OJEN Sarah McCoubrey, speaks about the campaign on Law Times TV.

see below for a clip on Flip Your Wig For Justice

Access to Justice Game- A Flip Your Wig For Justice activity

February 24, 2014

OJEN/ROEJ introduces a new Access to Justice activity to highlight the access to justice crisis in Canada. In any given 3 year period, nearly 12 million Canadians will experience at least 1 legal problem.  Few will have the resources to solve them. The A2J curriculum linked game increases students understanding of the challenges faced by individuals accessing the justice system to resolve a variety of common legal difficulties, from landlord tenant disputes to family law issues.  OJEN/ROEJ offers the A2J game as part of Flip Your Wig For Justice campaign.

New Opportunity at OJEN/ROEJ

February 13, 2014

OJEN/ROEJ is looking for a new Executive Director as Sarah moves forward with some new opportunities, both with OJEN/ROEJ and independently.  This is an exciting next phase in the organization’s development that will continue its growth and innovative approach to justice education.

Online Contest - Canada's Next Top Law

February 12, 2014

Teachers, do you want to celebrate Law Week in your classroom? Are you interested in having your students propose social change through legal action? If so, participate in Canada’s Next Top Law online contest!

Each year, the Ontario Justice Education Network brings high school students together to celebrate Law Week and to encourage active citizenship. By participating in Canada’s Next Top Law, your students will work with justice sector representatives to examine the issues affecting their community and to build creative legal proposals.

Spring 2014 Charter Challenge!

February 11, 2014

Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Spring 2014 Charter Challenge!

Connecting With Francophone Law Students in Ottawa

January 27, 2014

OJEN/ROEJ’s Francophone Program Manager, Jean-Francois Morin, joined with representatives from private firms and the Department of Justice earlier this month in a career panel at the University of Ottawa.  Organized by le RéCLEF, a group for Francophone common law students, nearly 100 students attended this half day event on January 10th.   Panelists engaged with participants in an open dialogue on working in French outside of Quebec and shared career information about different practice areas.  Students were interested in learning about OJEN/ROEJ

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