Intellectual Property

Copyright Matters, Some Key Questions & Answers for Teachers - Wanda Noel and Gerald Breau (SLI 2004)

An overview of copyright laws for teachers presented to the 2004 Summer Law Institute by Wanda Noel and Gerald Breau. This resource includes explanations of various copyright law issues, and provides practical information for teachers on their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of copyright-protected materials in educational institutions. 

Cyberbullying – Lisa Henderson (SLI 2014)

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of crimes related to technology and the internet, including uttering threats, extortion, voyeurism, criminal harassment, hate crimes, child pornography, mischief in relation to data and defamatory libel. It includes a review of common law defences as well as the pending legislation, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act – Bill C-13.

In Focus: Idle No More

OJEN is pleased to present the first in a series of classroom resources designed to support classroom teachers’ integration of legally significant, but complex, current events into their law, civics and other classes. In Focus– Idle No More gives a short introduction to key events and legal and social issues raised by the Idle No More movement in Canada and supplements this with critical discussion questions and links to related legal case summaries from OJEN and strong resources from elsewhere on the internet

Legal Reasoning Tool: How to Write a Case Brief

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 and analyzing legal issues, evaluating and drawing conclusions, and communicating their findings.

Search and Seizure – Professor Benjamin Berger and Nader Hasan (SLI 2015)

These resources provide an overview of s. 8 of the Charter, including what privacy interests it protects and what constitutes a violation of s. 8 as well as the the law on search and seizure of digital devices such as computers and cell phones. The presentation explains to what extent we have a reasonable expectation of privacy over digital devices and discusses precedential cases in this area, including R v Cole, R v Vu and R v Fearon. These materials were presented by Prof.

The Five Most Significant Supreme Court Decisions of the Past Year – Justice Russell Juriansz (SLI 2014)

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 PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the facts, arguments and decisions rendered in the following Supreme Court of Canada cases:

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