19 episodes

Osgoode Law School student volunteers venture out into the world of law with microphones in hand. They bring light pressing and current issues in the law by talking to amazing and gracious guests each week.

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Osgoode Law School student volunteers venture out into the world of law with microphones in hand. They bring light pressing and current issues in the law by talking to amazing and gracious guests each week.

    19. Gladue Sentencing Principles

    19. Gladue Sentencing Principles

    In this episode, Meghan tackles the unique considerations that are brought to bear when making sentencing decisions regarding indigenous offenders. in the wake of the Gladue decision.


    Meghan is joined by Jonathan Rudin, Program Director for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto. Rudin's work has helped highlight and combat the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.


    The contents of this episode are intended as legal information NOT legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.

    • 36 min
    18: Am I Being Detained?

    18: Am I Being Detained?

    In this episode, Pulkit and Subhah sit down to discuss just what occurs during police stops. What are your rights? What discretion do detaining and arresting officers have? How does race play into these encounters?


    Joining them and providing his expertise is Faisal Mirza, an Osgoode Instructor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Co-Founder of the Sentencing and Parole Project. 


    The contents of this episode are intended as legal information NOT legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.

    • 55 min
    17. The Impact of COVID-19 on Labour and Employment Law

    17. The Impact of COVID-19 on Labour and Employment Law

    In this episode, Warren Urquhart returns to discuss employment and labour law in the face of COVID-19. Tune in as Warren interviews Justin P'ng, a lawyer at Fasken, on workers’ right, occupational health and safety, and the technological implications of quarantine.


    The contents of this episode are intended as legal information NOT legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.


    Special thanks to Justin and Fasken! To keep up to date, please check out Fasken's COVID-19 Knowledge Centre below:


    www.fasken.com/en/knowledge/covid-19

    • 1 hr 6 min
    16. Canadian Criminal Sentencing

    16. Canadian Criminal Sentencing

    In this episode, Osgoode 2L Laura Villani talks with Dean Embry and Erin Dann of Embry Dann LLP about criminal sentencing in Canada.


    The contents of this episode are meant as legal information NOT legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.


    Sources


    Music: Sincerely by Kevin MacLeodLink: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5033-sincerely

    License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Embry Dann LLP

    Link: https://www.edlaw.ca/

    • 39 min
    15. Privacy Concerns at Toronto's Smart City

    15. Privacy Concerns at Toronto's Smart City

    Toronto is Sidewalk Labs’ first stop to create a “smart city”. However, there are major privacy concerns over the smart city concept. Tune in as Simon Kuan dissects the various privacy issues with David Goodis, the Assistant Commissioner of the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario, to provide an in-depth look at the data collection that will happen in the smart city, the privacy implications of the data collection, and the ongoing debate about whether or not the city should permit the smart city’s construction.


    The contents of this episode are meant as legal information NOT legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.

    • 30 min
    14. Digital File Management

    14. Digital File Management

    Hide your summaries! Just kidding. In this episode, Osgoode 2L Laura Villani sits down with David Heppenstall, a fellow law student and former computer scientist to talk about the importance of digital file management and backup.


    The contents of this episode are meant as legal information NOT legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.


    Sources


    Music: Sincerely by Kevin MacLeodLink: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5033-sincerely

    License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    File Retention and Destruction (Law Society of Ontario)

    Link: https://lso.ca/lawyers/practice-supports-and-resources/topics/managing-files/file-retention-and-destruction

    • 17 min

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