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Noreen Shanahan of The Globe & Mail wrote an obituary of Alexandra Dodger, the McGill law student struck by a car and killed at the age of 27.
Colleagues praised Dodger for exhibiting qualities all law students and young lawyers should have: rock hard principles, outstanding courage and dedication to helping people.
“If we had more people like [Dodger] going through our law schools, we would have a completely different society,” said Toronto lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye.
She was strong, argumentative and articulate. She was warm, vulnerable and inspired. Had she made it to 30, who knows what she would have accomplished?
We’re making some changes to the site, including a new banner and headshot.
Special thanks to Moshe Glickman of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Posts have been placed in a new subdirectory, which will probably orphan some incoming links. We apologize, but it shouldn’t be a major concern.
More changes will be rolled out over the next few months.
The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) held their 2009 annual conference at UofT.
After a welcome by Jason Leung, the FACL President and Conference Co-Chair, Professor Anita Anand of UofT Law provided some opening remarks.
A judiciary panel chaired by Justice Maryka Omatsu, and consisted of The Honourable Justice Russell Juriansz of Court of Appeal of Ontario; the Honourable Justice Shaun Nakatsuru of the Ontario Court of Justice; and the Honourable Justice Manjusha Pawagi of the Ontario Court of Justice. They addressed the subject of, “Is Justice (Colour) Blind?” They addressed issues raised previously on Law is Cool, such as by Bertha Wilson’s paper Will Women Judges Really Make a Difference?, and the study by Yahya and Stribopoulos, Does a Judge’s Party of Appointment or Gender Matter to Case Outcomes? An Empirical
The afternoon consisted of a series of workshops on legal updates, which included Visha Sukdeo, Roslyn Tsao, Kathy Laird, Professor Poonam Puri, Carolyn Chambers, Teresa Cheung, Ron Choudhury, Jason Leung, and Dee Rajpal.
A subsequent workshop focussed on Bay Street Initiatives on Diversity, chaired by Fred Gerra , featured
Tariq Remtulla of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, May Cheng of Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP, Kate Broer of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, André Bacchus of Heenan Blaikie LLP, and Kevin O’Brien of Stikeman Elliott
From the Wise Law Blog:
…Michael also recently completed an interesting personal profile of intrepid law student and Slaw and Law is Cool blawger, Omar Ha-Redeye.
I have learned quite a bit over two recent dinner discussions with Michael and Omar, who are both extremely insightful and knowledgeable about just about everything.
They are among the leaders of a creative, new breed of tech-savvy legal thinkers who are guided by a genuine understanding of how emerging web-based technologies are changing the way lawyers and our clients can and will interact.
Quite a few ideas came out of those two discussions, and Omar, Michael and I will have something very interesting in store for you in the very near future… (shameless teaser alert)…