Genetic Technology: A Blessing or Curse?

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health   Completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 ushered in a new era of genetic technology that offered significant promise of scientific advancement in the areas of medicine, life sciences and biotechnology. However, along with the potential for benefits also came serious concerns about the improper retrieval, …

Starry Decisis

Aries Now is the winter of your discontent, but that will soon melt into the spring of indifference, which will turn slowly into the summer of apathy. This roller coaster ride seems more than ¾ done by now, yet you can’t help but wonder when the next maelstrom will happen. Looking ahead seems very bleak, …

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health

Canada’s Fight Against Fentanyl: Will 2018 bring an end in sight? Canada is currently facing an epidemic of opioid dependency, involving both prescribed and illegal forms of the narcotic substance that, in recent years, has led to an increase in fatal overdoses. This epidemic may ultimately stem from prescribing methods practiced by North American doctors …

10 Months [an Unpaid Worker]: An Opinion About Unpaid Articling Positions

[Editor’s note: The author of this article informed me that they have recently landed a paid articling position, and has asked me to mention that holding out for paid positions is worth the effort.  Congrats to him/her, whoever he/she is. Editor’s note: Online title has been edited, for a variety of reasons.] Articling: a necessary …

5 Things I Learned at the 2018 Law Games

Or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Quebecois” There’s this yearly event called “The Law Games”, and while it’s framed as a sports tournament, it’s essentially a week-long drinking contest designed specifically to cull the herd. This year, it was held in Winnipeg, because sociopathic endurance trials aren’t sociopathic enough unless they’re …

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 …

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 …