Because Fake News is the Best News

The Struggle of Environmentalism in the Crippling Reign of a Troompa Loompa Imagine that it is a sunny morning – fresh out of bed you make yourself a cup of joe, and as you wait for it to brew, you go on your beloved news channel or app only to see that once again there …

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 …

Presenting the New Alumni Support Program

The Osgoode Peer Support Centre (OPSC) sat down with Darryl Singer (’91), creator of the Alumni Support Program, to discuss this initiative which seeks to connect students facing wellness crises with legal professionals who have gone through similar experiences. This program was inspired by the Member Assistance Program and is a collaborative effort between the …

Starry Decisis

  For anyone who heard about this last year and was desperately missing sage advice this year… Welcome to another Ostrology Column. Look for more in the coming weeks.   Aries   Indecision and indiscretion abounds. You find yourself wondering “why”, and then, “why not?” It is a ramshackle time of year for you. Make …

Why Auston Matthews iIs a Better Player tThan Jack Eichel aAt This Stage of Their Respective NHL Careers: Part III

And now… The Conclusion: First of all, thank you for your patience in staying for the ride for “Why Auston Matthews is a Better Player than Jack Eichel at This Stage of Their Respective NHL Careers: Parts I and II.” And now… the long-awaited conclusion as I present to you the National Hockey League (NHL) …

Lessons in Access to Justice from a Confiscated Fork

Reflections on Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) Awareness Day at Osgoode   On October 4, 2017, the Osgoode Mediation Clinic (OMC) welcomed eight self-represented litigants (SRLs) to Osgoode for SRL Awareness Day. SRL Awareness Day occurred at several Ontario law schools under the leadership of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP). The NSRLP is funded by the …