Osgoode Hall Law School hosts 22nd annual Constitutional Cases Conference

Osgoode Hall Law School
Osgoode Hall Law School

York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School will present its 22nd annual Constitutional Cases Conference on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

Recognized as the leading constitutional law conference in Canada, the event will bring together many of Canada’s most highly respected constitutional scholars, practitioners and experts for an insightful and practical analysis of the Supreme Court’s significant constitutional judgments of the past year.

The conference will open at 9:30 a.m. with Osgoode Professor Jamie Cameron offering a “Review of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2018 constitutional jurisprudence,” highlighting key patterns and trends and commenting on significant developments.

Other highlights of the conference, which is co-chaired this year by Osgoode professors Sonia Lawrence, Benjamin L. Berger and Emily Kidd White, include:

  • 10 a.m. – Opening plenary: Division of Powers;
  • 11:30 a.m. – Panel A: Constitutional Obligations & First Nations: Past & Present; Panel B: Police Powers and Punishment;
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2019 Laskin Lecture hosted by the York Centre for Public Policy & Law: “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Challenge to Civil Society” by Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer prize winner and Joseph Goldstein lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence, Yale Law School;
  • 2:15 p.m. – Panel C: Equality and Inclusion; Panel D: Evidence, Information, and the Criminal Justice System; and
  • 3:45 p.m. – Closing plenary: From Ford to Ford: 30 Years of a Notwithstanding Clause.

Full details about the panel topics and panellists can be found on the 2019 Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference website.