Lawyer access to prisoners under scrutiny

Another criminal lawyer has been charged with smuggling drugs into the Don Jail, raising fresh questions on whether lawyers need to be searched before meeting inmates, wrote the National Post March 29. Glenn Stuart, adjunct professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School and director of Osgoode’s Community & Legal Aid Services Program, who has prosecuted lawyers for the Law Society of Upper Canada, said that current practice should not change.

"I don’t think a search can be justified for those few exceptional cases because there are other interests at stake, such as the solicitor-client privilege," Stuart said. "If you start searching the lawyers, bags and so forth, you are endangering that kind of confidentiality and privilege that exists."

BC newspaper calls Osgoode alumnus Flaherty ‘a pretty smart guy’

"From the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the rugged shores of Newfoundland and Labrador, many of the most beautiful places on earth are in Canada," was how Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (LLB ’73) described Canada in his budget, wrote the 100 Mile House Free Press March 28. Ooops, he forgot that there is another entire province beyond the Rockies. Well, how would he know, he’s from Ontario for heaven’s sake! Give the guy a break! Check out his Web site and you’ll realize he’s a pretty smart guy. He’s a Princeton grad and received a law degree from York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, how intimidating is that! But he also has a set of 15-year-old triplet boys which explains everything. We sympathize, Jim.

Experts laud hands-on taste of global market

The National Post included a series of stories on Executive Masters of Business programs, including the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA, in its March 29 edition.

Betting at the Hong Kong Jockey Club capped off a lecture on business strategy and the reallocation of funds from private organizations, such as the club, into public programs in Hong Kong, wrote the Post. The trip is part of the joint Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program through Northwestern University in Chicago and York University. The 18-month program – with two months off in the summer – is set up like many EMBAs: to allow students to continue to work while studying. The big pull, on top of the connection with Kellogg, is the partnerships with, and travel to, schools in the Asia Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

"There is a big difference between having made a business trip and studying a topic abroad," says Andrede Carufel, the executive director of the joint program in an interview from Hong Kong. "It’s the same as somebody who plays golf or somebody who decides to get serious and take some real lessons and learn to play properly."

  • For an EMBA, should you stay in Canada or should you go international? Greg Aghamanoukian, controller in charge of accounting for Mercedes Benz Canada in Toronto, is taking the joint Kellogg-Schulich EMBA at York, wrote the Post. "I wanted exposure to a broad network and this program gives me that," he says. The program puts him in touch with international thinkers his profession alone would not have exposed him to, he says.
  • There’s good news for executives shopping for an EMBA program, wrote the Post. The world is shrinking, and more and more business schools are extending their geographical reach. One of the most prominent Canadian examples of this model is the joint EMBA offered by York University’s Schulich School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management in the United States. The programs are designed to attract participants from all over the world, not by using technology to deliver the content to the students but by delivering the students to the content.

Class changes how students see world

Joining students for two days of workshops at Belleville’s Centennial Secondary School was Patrick Tomlinson, a self-taught photographer now working on a political science doctorate at York University, wrote the Belleville Intelligencer March 29. Tomlinson works as a staff photographer for Toronto’s Midnight Media, which produces two human-interest magazines, Toronto Special and the Scarborough-focused 54 East.

Last spring Tomlinson travelled to the hurricane-devastated region around New Orleans as part of his doctoral research on North American francophones. Upon seeing the destruction, however, he postponed his original idea and began an architectural photo essay called “Broken Homes”. "Really what I was focusing on was the abandonment of the city, both by the citizens and the government," said Tomlinson, who produced architectural photos to document the concept.