Under Volume 57, the McGill Law Journal became the first Canadian legal journal to launch a significant podcast series. Each episode provides a forum for discussing important legal questions, while connecting with our audience in a deeper way. Envoyez-nous un courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org si vous avez des questions ou des suggestions.
A Conversation with Brad Regehr, President of the Canadian Bar Association
Our newest episode features an insightful interview with Brad Regehr, president of the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Regehr is the first Indigenous president in the organization’s history, and has been a leader in the legal field as a partner at Maurice Law. This episode will explore the experiences that inform his approach, as well as his vision for the Canadian Bar Association.
Litigating Laïcité: The Bill 21 Challenge
As the trial begins for the court challenge to Bill 21, our newest episode aims to provide helpful context that emphasizes the social effects behind the legal arguments, while offering a glimpse at what it’s like to be at the forefront of a major Charter case. Our guests are Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, director of the Equality Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and Me Nour Farhat, a lawyer representing the Fédération autonome de l’enseignement.
There's an App for That: Legal Technology and the Future of the Profession
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of technologies providing and enhancing legal services. Some view these developments as a way to promote access to justice, while others point to emerging ethical dilemmas. To explore these issues, we are joined by Jena McGill, Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Costa Ragas, partner at Fasken and a core part of the ViaFasken team.
From Calder to Tsilhqot’in: The Past, Present and Future of Aboriginal Title
In Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a declaration of Aboriginal title for the first time in its history. To better understand the evolution of Aboriginal title, from Calder to Tsilhqot’in and beyond, we interview David Rosenberg, whose extensive experience includes acting as lead counsel for the Tsilqot’in Nation at trial and on its successful appeal to the Supreme Court.
Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Across the United States and beyond, many students, lawyers and citizens have grieved the loss of a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, a trailblazing woman and an outstanding role model. To commemorate her life and reflect on her legacy, we are joined by Professor Deborah Jones Merritt, who has known Justice Ginsburg for over 40 years.
Brian Gallant | 33rd Premier of New Brunswick | CEO, Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation
Today’s guest is one that you won’t want to miss: Brian Gallant, 33rd premier of New Brunswick and current CEO of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation. Mr. Gallant has a fascinating journey, from student and lawyer to politician and premier, and now to advisor and CEO. Over the course of this episode, he discusses each step on his path to making a difference, and how every lawyer can play a role in promoting social change.