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05-04-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk

The judicial system in tune with society

In this conversation with Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, the Chief Justice discusses the place of innovation and creativity in the judicial system.

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04-12-21 | Access to Justice, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law

At the heart of law: Research in law for local citizenry

How can we advance access to justice? How does such a goal fit into the efforts of a legal researcher?

For David Robitaille, it is people who are at the heart of constitutional law. In this video from the series ” Viv(r)e la recherche en droit ”, he explains how the right to a healthy environment is lived on a daily basis, outside of the law. In telling the story of a citizen’s struggle to protect her land, he shows us why we need research in law.

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04-08-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk, Technology

From crisis to opportunity: Chief Justice Richard Wagner discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the justice system

In this conversation with Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, the Chief Justice discusses how the Canadian justice system confronted the challenges posed by the pandemic, noting that the crisis brought with it the opportunity to re-evaluate certain long-standing practices.

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04-06-21 | Access to Justice, Criminal Law

A law that punishes or a law that progresses: Research in law for sustainable solutions to social problems

How can we advance access to justice? How does such a goal fit into the efforts of a legal researcher?

In this video from our series ” Viv(r)e la recherche en droit ”, Marie-Eve Sylvestre examines the many examples of unfair and discriminatory practices within a criminal justice system that criminalizes poverty.

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