An Uncomfortable Narrative: Mental health, the legal profession and racialized communities

Authored by Joanne D’Souza, Adrian Canagasuriam, and SALSA (Osgoode South Asian Law Students Association) You’re a young, racialized person. You come from an ethnic community where mental health issues are severely stigmatized, ignored, and silenced. You join the legal profession—which comes with long hours and high demands—and that takes a similarly neglectful approach to mental …

Why Choose the Poverty Law Intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services?

If you’re thinking about applying for an intensive or clinical program for next year, learn why alumni can’t say enough good things about their experience in the Poverty Law Intensive   If you’ve ever talked to alumni of the Poverty Law Intensive, you’ll have noticed that we are almost cultishly enthusiastic about our experience in …

The case that comes after Trinity Western

  The Supreme Court of Canada is currently penning the final chapter in Trinity Western University’s law school saga – a legal drama that has wound its way up to the top court from Ontario and B.C. over the past 4 years.   In their reasons, the justices are expected to deliver a landmark ruling …

Perspectives in Health

Your Osgoode Health Law Association: Let us introduce ourselves… Hello from your Osgoode Health Law Association (HLA)! The HLA interrogates the area of health law, raises awareness of important health law issues, helps students explore the many career paths in health law, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and dialogue between students and health law professionals. We …

Trouble in Paradise

Paradise Papers Shed New Light on Offshore Tax Havens   Recently, a massive cache of over thirteen million financial documents was leaked to several European newspapers. Referred to as the Paradise Papers, this collection of documents shed new light on the financial practices of the world’s wealthiest individuals and corporations. More specifically, they provided insight …

The “Motherisk” Class Action: Faulty Science & Family Tragedy

(Author’s note:  “This article was written before Justice Perell’s ruling on November 1, 2017 dismissing the certification motion. The decision can be accessed here“) In 2009, Tamara Broomfield was criminally convicted for a drug-related offence. This conviction was partially due to hair-strand testing conducted by the Motherisk Drug Testing Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In …