Monthly Archives: March 2010

LegalEase Episode 8 – February 2010 – The Legitimatrix

Welcome to LegalEase – a Montreal-based, produced and broadcast radio show concerning “The Law”. This month’s episode is entitled: The Legitimatrix.

Professor Sherwin

True to content, Professor Richard Sherwin’s lecture carries the same name. He gave the annual Beatty lecture in 2010 – it was entitled: LEGITIMATRIX: LAW, ETHICS AND THE DIGITAL NEO-BAROQUE. How are new visual technologies are transforming the practice and theory of law? This raises new questions, such as: What authorizes visual meaning as a matter of law? LegalEase sat down with the Professor and picked his brain.

Daniel Mayer continues his four part series on ‘French Canadian identity outside Quebec’, focusing his second installment on the cultural and political development of Franco-Ontarien identity in the 20th Century.

Franco-Ontarian Flag

LegalEase catches up with Nafay Choudhury to learn about the recent Omar Khadr decision from the Supreme Court of Canada. Choudhry attended the pleadings in 2009 for the case and has valuable insights to share.
Omar Khadr

Check out the Khadr decision here: Canada (Prime Minister) v. Khadr, 2010 SCC 3

Our final segment features a new student-run international law blog called, “Legal Frontiers”. Law student Dan King tells us a little bit about the project. Check it out at

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Episode 7 – Reproductive Rights

In this episode, available here (or in our podcasts section).”

Reproductive Rights

The bulk of this program features a talk sponsored by the McGill Law Journal from November 2009. Slate columnist Will Saletan, Abby Lippman, and Professor Campbell will take part in a round table discussion entitled “Reproductive Rights: Exploring the Political and Legal War Over Abortion, Surrogate Motherhood, and Embryonic Life”. The goal is to push the parameters of the debate surrounding reproductive rights beyond the traditional pro-life/pro-choice binary.

Study, Study, Study

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