Message from Dean Sossin: “Experience Osgoode”

Welcome (and for those of you returning, welcome back)! Last year, Osgoode’s new Strategic Plan, “Experience Osgoode” was unanimously adopted by Faculty Council – http://digital.yorku.ca/i/59910. It represents a bold roadmap for the future. For students, the Plan highlights the importance of experiential learning, community engagement, accessible legal education and undertaking research which helps shape public …

The New Obiter Dicta

I remember picking up my first issue of the Obiter Dicta sometime during an O-Week lunch break two years ago. My initial thoughts were probably somewhere along the lines of “what does ‘obiter dicta’ mean” and “how does anyone have time to read this during law school much less produce its content?” But as every …

The Importance of Networking

WESLEY FORGIONE <Osgoode Alum> As I am writing this article, I am staring at the list of 10-15 lawyers and other professionals with whom I have connected since graduating from Osgoode and with whom I maintain an ongoing relationship.  I began this list during my second year OCI’s to keep in contact with the firms …

Geoff Goes to Jerusalem

GEOFF GOODSON <Contributor> As I write this article I am in a shierut (shuttle), from the Ben Gurion airport in Tele Viv to Hebrew University’s Beit Maiserdorf faculty club, which will be our home for the next month.  The sparse palm trees and occasional bright flowers contrast against the ubiquitous side-reel running by my window.  …