Nuit Blanche & Toronto: Art as Therapy

NADIA GUO <News Editor> “Cities have shape and size; they have histories, constitutions, administrations and systems; they have rhythms, bodies and buildings. They are formed with all of these elements in relation to each other to make space for dwelling, commerce, ritual and play, giving expression to memories, chronicles, secrets and desires. We can discover …

ILP Testimonials

Every year International Legal Partnerships (ILP) sends Osgoode students all over the world to intern at various public interest organizations. This past summer we sent students to everywhere from Sierra Leone to Thailand. Some of the interns have taken time to share their summer experiences with the Osgoode community.

Happiness Project: Lessons From the Past

CASS DA RE <Features Editor> You may have noticed the theme of this week’s Obiter Dicta, “Then & Now.” Our brilliant writers have delved deeply into Osgoode’s history to be inspired to write for you, our present-day audience. Normally, as your happiness guru, I would suggest a short walk down memory lane and avoiding wistful …

Robot Umpires, Please

DANIEL STYLER <Staff Writer> In Major League Baseball, there is only one situation where replay is permitted to review an umpire’s decision: on debatable home runs, where it is unclear whether or not the ball actually went over the fence.

Letter to the Editor: Hot Bob-Ombs

ANONYMOUS <Anonymous Person> <Probably Travis> I hope everyone had the pleasure of watching various world leaders’ speeches at the UN last week. The most informative and argumentatively sound speech was of course Mr. Netanyahu’s (Yahoo). I would offer my congratulations to him and his adoring fans at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the …

Osgoode Then and Now

LORNE SOSSIN <Dean> When we embarked on the Osgoode History and Archives Project (OHAP) in 2010, we wanted to focus on telling our stories as an Osgoode community. This project includes infusing those stories in the new Ignat Kaneff building (for example, through the Osgoode Then and Now niche in Gowlings Hall), in digital form …

Sizing Up Our Predecessors

You know that scene in Love Actually when Hugh Grant, playing the British Prime Minister, wonders aloud at the portrait of Thatcher on the wall if she had the same problems as he?  Well, we’ve been poring over the back issues of the Obiter from as far back as 1970 and wondering the same thing.  …