Hugh Hefner and Not Growing Up

Hugh Hefner died on 27 September 2017, at the age of 91. It seemingly took all of five minutes for people to start arguing over whether he was a progressive icon or a glorified sleaze merchant. As a prospective lawyer, I naturally spent far too much time trying to explain to several people that the …

WHAT IS FREEDOM?

Philosophising by Osgoode’s Front Doors on a Sunny September Afternoon The front entrance of Osgoode Hall Law School is a regular sparring ring for minds to go head-to-head. Concrete blocks and the iconic Osgoode Hall plaque all make up a congregation space suited for busy minded law students to unwind and let their colours show. …

With Privilege Comes Duty

White Privilege Exists: Do Something Good With It On 7 September 2017, a video emerged of a woman heckling NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh at an event in Brampton. Heckling is putting it mildly, since she spent about two minutes shouting at Mr. Singh from a distance of about four inches. When staffers and crowd …

Bill 62, Muslim Women and the Niqab

Québec’s Bill 62 discriminates against a minority of a minority   In 2016, the Québec government introduced Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for religious accommodation requests in certain bodies. If passed, it will require personnel of public bodies to perform their jobs …

Ways of Learning

When I got pregnant the first time around, I was inundated with information. Mostly it was information intended to provide “expert help” on how to cope and how to incubate and raise the perfect human. I worked in a culturally diverse environment, but there was a lot of talk about expert advice. I followed the …

Between a 1L Summer Job and a Hard Place

Why Osgoode Should Change Summer Clinical Employment Acceptance Deadlines   It goes without saying that the 1L recruit process is incredibly competitive and stressful for applicants. While most of the issues students have with the process are due to the low availability of interview offers and even fewer employment offers, there’s one frustrating situation that …