Category Archives: Common Law

“From Tortia With Love”: Creativity and Law School Summaries

Hello cruel and curious world:

For those interested in Tort law – or extra-contractual law (as we call it at McGill) – take a look at this summary. It is a comic book. Two creative students put it together and made it available to everyone without cost. It covers some of the rudimentary subjects in Canadian tort law, in both common and civil law. You can download the pdf here.

Comic Law!

Isn't this neat?

For those who don’t know – most law students do not do all the readings. Intricate systems of summarizing cases are devised for each course. Sometimes a compilation is a group effort. In the case above, it was done by a team. Usually, a summary is adapted from some earlier version of the course (and some earlier summary) and updated based on the new readings and slightly altered lecture notes. In some cases, summaries enable students to either a) skip class or b) spend the entire class browsing facebook.

If you do go to law school, take your time to venture beyond the bland commonplace – use your talents to create interesting study tools. It will help you learn better and will make you proud of your work, despite whatever grade you may receive (and odds are, you probably will learn the material better in the process).

G20 and Canadian law

I think there is a need to publish some material on the ongoing G20 legal discussions. First, here is a legal analysis by an Osgoode student published on “the Court” (a blog): Click here.

For starters, here is the suspicious ‘order-in-council’ which amended the public works act within the jurisdiction of Ontario: Click here. It was passed June 21 and expired June 28.

Police

Police


For some alternate media coverage, please consult the Toronto Media Co-op.

More to come.

LegalEase – CKUT 90.3 Montreal – April 2010 Episode 10 – Silent Labourers

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

Mae Nam looks at the International Labour Organization’s 90th Anniversary conference at McGill, interviewing Prof. Peggy Smith of Iowa University about the conditions of Domestic Workers. Daniel Mayer, in his fourth segment on Francophone rights, looks at the relationship between Quebec and the Francophone community outside Quebec through the lens of a recent Supreme Court case, Nguyen v. Quebec (Education, Recreation and Sports), 2009 SCC 47. Finally, LegalEase discusses the life of a little-known Superior Court judge with Michael Bookman, with some thoughts on the writing of Canadian Legal history.

Enjoy! Check us out at https://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com or email us at legalease[at]ckut.ca

http://www.archive.org/details/Legalease-Ckut90.3Montreal-April2010Episode10-SilentLabourers

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 www.legalfrontiers.ca

Enjoy! Check us out at https://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com or email us at legalease[at]ckut.ca

LegalEase Podcast- CKUT 90.3 Montreal – November 2009 – Community and Rights

http://www.archive.org/details/Legalease-Ckut90.3Montreal-November2009-CommunityAndRights

This month’s LEGALEASE show draws on the work of three contributors and one great host. First, Phil Duguay interviews Kevin Matthews, Executive Director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, on the future of community radio in Canada. This is in light of recent hearings by the Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission on the subject.

Next, Mae Nam offers a glimpse into a gender sensitivity training session for the Philippine Judiciary. In conclusion, we turn to Canadian Dimension’s Alert Radio. Their piece looks at the Gitxsan proposal to give up their status under the Indian Act. Check out more from LegalEase at https://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com/ or contact the collective at legalease[at]ckut.ca