The Success and Failures of Development: Comparing the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25, the United Nations ushered in the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), a fifteen-year plan to end poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation. Titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the SDGs came into effect on January 2016 and replaced the Millennium Development Goals (“MDGs”) that expired in 2015. Notably, the SDGS …

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health

A Lawyer’s Contribution to Scientific Research: The Link Between Universal Human Rights and Studying Healthcare   Healthcare in Canada is a public concern, governed by acts, statutes, and regulations. Canadians value healthcare as a fundamental human right, as reflected by the sentiments of the Canadian Health Act (CHA) with the promise of facilitating reasonable access …

Disruption in Legal Services Delivery – Tips and Tricks for What’s Ahead

In March 2017, I had the pleasure of attending the Disruption in Legal Services Delivery: What Students and New Lawyers Need to Know program held by Osgoode Professional Development and Queen’s Faculty of Law. The evening provided JD students, articling students and new associates with fresh perspectives, insights and tips on current trends in the …

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 …

Gamefication

1.     Introduction One of the main contributions that technology can make to law is providing innovative ways of promoting access to justice. In this article, I will analyze one particular kind of technological solution to this problem: gamification of educative software.   First, access to justice will be defined as a broad concept, including the …

Crossing Borders and Disciplines

The Effect of Trump’s Travel Ban   One of the most controversial policies enacted by President Trump’s administration involves his travel ban, which was enacted shortly after his inauguration. The Executive Order barred refugees from entering the country for 120 days, and banned citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for ninety …

An Open Letter to Activists

Please, Pick Your Battles   I can’t say I had particularly high hopes for 2017. It pretty much started with the US electing a creature who built an empire on narcissism, lies, and shady business practices, yet somehow, it looks like it’s just going to get worse. It also feels like the political left and …