Eva Marszewski

A Trail-Blazer in Alternatives to Conventional Lawyering   We are surrounded by messages in law school about preparing for our future careers in law firms or government offices. Have you ever wondered if there is another possible path to take with your law degree? If so, you are not alone. Alternative Careers Week is happening …

People Who Got Cs and Lived to Tell the Tale

Compiled by Ian Mason   When you received your acceptance to law school, you were elated. The positive energy continued right through O-Week, when you met your new friends and colleagues, and began the path to becoming a lawyer. Your first semester was a grind, but you made it. Then grades came out, and maybe …

Rogue Scientists Speak Out

The Science Community’s Movement Against Trump   During President Trump’s first week in office, his administration has already started affecting the United States’ stance on climate change, including an examination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which information will remain on their website. As part of the examination, EPA employees have also been …

Perspectives in Health – Big Pharma’s unbranded campaigns

Do we always know when we’re being marketed to? Every day on our way to school, work, or home, when we are watching TV, listening to the radio, or are surfing social media, we may be exposed to pharmaceutical industry marketing campaigns, whether we know it or not. Is there anything wrong with being exposed to industry marketing? Well, it …

A Welcome Message from the Osgoode Hall Law Journal

On behalf of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (OHLJ) Editorial Board, welcome to the 2016-2017 academic year! To those students returning: welcome back, you made it through another year. To the incoming 1Ls: congratulations on choosing Osgoode.   We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate those selected as Associate Editors. The applicant pool was extremely competitive this year, and we look forward …

Ethiopia’s Hunger Crisis Cannot Be Ignored

Drought and high temperatures are killing people, crops and livestock – we must speak up by Maha Mansoor and Hilal Elver   Troubles in the Middle East and Europe have distracted world leaders from tackling the growing hunger in Ethiopia caused by the country’s worst drought in at least thirty years. For example, at the most recent UN World Humanitarian Summit that took place in May the hunger crisis was barely touched …

Editors’ Note — Correction from 23 February, 2016

It has come to our attention that in Lisa Bush’s article, “Indigenous Stories, Settler Bodies: Why ‘Reconciliation’ is not a Commodity” a paragraph preceded the article that was a mistake.  The paragraph read: “This article is not for everyone.  If you are looking for an in-depth analysis of a Supreme Court case, or a cover …

Like Going to a Knife Fight Armed with a Stick

by Barbara Captijn, former self-represented litigant, blogger and consumer advocate I was pleased to be invited to Osgoode Law School’s “Bring a Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) to Law School Day” on March 14th. Thanks to Dr. Julie Macfarlane of the University of Windsor Law School and Dean Sossin of Osgoode Hall for this opportunity to interact with …