Legal and Lit Winter Update

Happy Winter Semester Osgoode! On behalf of Legal and Lit, I hope you all had a very cheerful winter holiday season. Looking back on the fall term, I am reminded of the privilege it has been to serve you as L&L President. I have been learning a lot along the way and look forward to …

Canadian Forum of Civil Justice Introduction

Did you know that almost 12 million Canadians will face at least one legal problem in a given three-year period? Or that taking just a two-day civil action to trial costs between $13,500 and $37,200? Canadians today are losing their access to justice as the costs of legal services and length of legal proceedings climb …

Big-Time Lawyer, Small-Time Lawyer

There is a certain kind of rivalry among siblings that is hard to describe. Perhaps it takes having siblings to truly understand experiencing un-vocalized love and very-vocalized competition, especially when your siblings make it to “high” places. So my dad and I often joke that he is the family’s parish priest, whose brothers have been …

Remembering Professor Michael Mandel

Last year, before starting my first year of law school, I received from Osgoode information concerning my courses and the professors who were teaching them. I eagerly searched each of them on Osgoode’s website. I remember reading Professor Mandel’s bio and thinking how interestingly odd it was (odd in a good way of course). I …