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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 […]

Steps to Justice: Going to Criminal Court

This Going to Criminal Court resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical […]

Steps to Justice: Youth Criminal Justice

This Youth Criminal Justice resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical step-by-step […]

Steps to Justice: Tribunals and Courts

This Tribunals and Courts resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical step-by-step […]

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 […]

Experiential Mock Trials at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton

Each semester, the Hamilton Committee holds Experiential Mock Trials at the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program invites students from across Hamilton to sign up and participate in an amazing experiential learning opportunity! Using a mock trial case provided by OJEN, students prepare Opening and Closing Statements, along with questions for Direct and Cross examination of […]

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 […]

Steps to Justice: Criminal Law – From Arrest to Initial Hearings

This Criminal Law – From Arrest to Initial Hearings resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic […]

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 […]

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