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Top Five 2021

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a leading jurist or professor identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. The 2021 cases were selected and discussed by Professor Sonia Lawrence of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Professor Lawrence is a leading scholar in Canadian constitutional law and a prolific […]

Top Five 2020

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a leading jurist identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. The 2020 cases were selected and discussed by Mr. Justice Lorne Sossin, then of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and currently of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. This summary, based on […]

Art and the Courts: Osgoode Hall and the McMurtry Gardens of Justice

Virtual tours available now Osgoode Hall, a National Historic Site of Canada, has been delighting visitors since the mid-19th century. The home of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice, nd the Law Society of Ontario, it is the hub of legal activity in downtown Toronto.  And beside it, the McMurtry […]

Hamilton Twitter Moot

  A Twitter Moot is an online debate where students discuss a pressing legal issue.  On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Hamilton committee organized its inaugural Twitter Moot to celebrate Law Day (a national event to commemorate the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms). The committee has been offering this popular initiative […]

TwitterX Moot

The OJEN TwitterX Moot is an online debate. Students from across Ontario participate in the discussion by tweeting their opinions either individually or in teams/classes. The OJEN committee in Hamilton came up with this fun and engaging justice education initiative for Hamilton-area schools. In the fall of 2020, for the first time, OJEN ran the […]

Top Five 2019

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a leading jurist identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. The 2019 cases were selected and discussed by Mr. Justice Lorne Sossin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate […]

Top Five 2018

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. These summaries of important legal cases were presented by […]

Top Five 2017

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. These summaries of important legal cases were presented by […]

Top Five 2016

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. These summaries of important legal cases were presented by […]

Top Five 2015

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. These summaries of important legal cases were presented by […]

Understanding International Law

In our increasingly globalized world, our youth are becoming more and more citizens of the world. As such, they need a solid understanding of social justice, human rights, global democracy and their role in the creation of just societies. This resource aims to provide high school students with the knowledge they need to become effective […]

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