OCI Special Edition

The Obiter’s review of Osgoode’s penultimate hiring experience. Today’s publication marks the penultimate edition of the 2015/2016 Obiter Dicta. As we approach the end of  another year, this issue also fittingly serves as our first foray into one of Osgoode’s most exciting, and notorious, opportunities: On-Campus Interviews. OCI’s mark for many of us the last …

Small Steps, Big Footprints – youcounsel.ca and Legal Innovation

This past week, I had the fortunate opportunity to interview a Toronto-based legal innovator. Amer Mushtaq, a lawyer at Formative LLP and an Osgoode alum, recently launched www.YouCounsel.ca, an online course to help self-represented litigants make their way through the small claims court system. I had the chance to speak with Amer about his background, …

A Brave New Obiter Dicta

Checking in at the mid-way point of my term as Editor-in-Chief to review the year so far, and look ahead to the upcoming semester. When I started at Osgoode in 2013, I was drawn to the Obiter Dicta because it offered an open and inviting opportunity both for writing, and as a student organization to …

BACK TO THE FUTURE

CANADA ELECTS TRUDEAU Today is a historic day for Canada, ourselves, and the world. Yes, the release of the new Star Wars trailer will most certainly be marked in history second only to the release of the movie itself. However, a “secondary” piece of news occurred yesterday which does demand a bit of attention, at least until 18 December 2015. As …

We’re All Working on the Edge

My Thoughts on the Launch of the “Still Working on the Edge: Rebuilding Decent Work from the Ground Up” Report on Precarious Labour in Ontario On 31 March 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the launch of Ontario’s foremost report on precarious labour. “Still Working on the Edge: Rebuilding Decent Work from the Ground …

Some Thoughts on Some Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo

The recent terror attacks in France have, apparently, opened the floodgates for opinions from both sides of the political spectrum on the values and risks of freedom of speech. Across countries and continents, Twitter trolls and Facebook stalkers alike have begun to self-identify as either a French cartoonist, or not-a-French-cartoonist. I find the whole exercise …

Your Question Period

SENATE INITIATIVE OFFERS NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO THE PUBLIC This year, following a tumultuous period in which Justin Trudeau cast off his thirty-two Liberal senators in favour of younger, more PR-friendly caucus members, the newly self-styled Liberal caucus has launched a public campaign hoping to reinvigorate both the Senate and themselves. Led by caucus leader James …