LegalEase is deeply saddened by the passing of recently graduated McGill Law student Alexandra Dodger (1983-2011). She had a major impact on the McGill community and beyond. Take a look at the Quid Novi memorial issue
written by Professors and friends of Alex. Below you may find a youtube video which captures a speech made on behalf of Alex in the House of Commons. For newspaper articles, consult glowing reflections published in the Ottawa Citizen
and Toronto Star
LegalEase recommends you read some of Alex’s writing. You can check out work for the McGill Daily here, on international law published at Legal Frontiers here, and I encourage you to check out pages 5 and 22 of the November 2009 Quid Novi (McGill Law Publication).
Alexandra Dodger will be missed dearly.
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Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT. We broadcast law broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un group des etudiants et etudiantes en droit de la communaute montrealaise. This month’s program is entitled, “Trials and Tribunals.” Listen by clicking here.
Russell Tribunal on Palestine
First, contributor Rana Alrabi interviews Frank Bara, who leads the London-based Russell Tribunal on Palestine. The Tribunal is a citizen’s tribunal which aims to raise awareness and bring up issues of international law: http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/
Second, we turn to McGill’s very own IPLAI – an interdisciplinary collaboration in the Arts. This segment is from Mark Antaki of McGill Faculty of Law who focuses on Socrates’ Apology as a “great trial”. http://www.mcgill.ca/iplai/
Tune in live every second Friday of every month from 11h00-12h00 on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal or listen on-line at http://www.ckut.ca. For more programming, check us out at https://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
Posted in International Law, Law and Literature
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LegalEase McGill – CKUT 90.3 Montreal – Womyn’s Voices and Freedoms
Welcome to Legal Ease – a monthly Montreal-based, produced and broadcast radio show concerning “The Law”. The collective is composed of law students from McGill University.
In our first half, we discuss Buffy Sainte-Marie and her legacy. The CIA black-listed 1960s Cree singer has been a strong voice on women’s equality, native issues, and peace for half a century. Her recent concert as part of POP Montreal offered an opportunity to reflect on her legacy and play a few songs.
In our second half, LegalEase looks at the recent controversy at McGill. After organizing an event entitled “Echoes of the Holocaust” comparing abortion to genocide, Choose Life McGill, a SSMU club, was subject to criticisms and protests by other McGill students. The university administration organized a follow-up townhall on controversial events at McGill. LegalEase contrasts reproductive rights and freedom of speech, while considering some relevant legal issues.