May 8, 2020
Bell Is the Tell I’m Thinking Of
Without a doubt, Vavilov is the ‘sexier’ case in the recent Supreme Court administrative law trilogy. It has everything that Canadian readers of law could hope for: espionage, intrigue, injustice, and a feisty disagreement about the standard of review.
May 8, 2020
Vavilov, Rule of Law Pluralism, and What Really Matters
Vavilov is an important decision, and one that we can be optimistic about. The discussion around it has also been a glorious coming-together of administrative law nerddom in Canada. But let us remember: Administrative Law belongs to the people.
Mar 16, 2020
Corporate Law and Sustainability in a Post-pandemic Era
The business sector is no stranger to facing disruptive and destabilizing events in the 21st century. However, Professor Carol Liao points out that in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic our world is going to be redefined as the time before and the time after.
Feb 24, 2020
Law Fit for a Heating Planet?
Why are we in this planetary mess? How did we end up with the fragmented, partial, and challenging-to-enforce forms of environmental law that we have? And why are environmental protection imperatives still so marginalized from law’s core preoccupations? Professor Natasha Affolder does not shy away from asking tough questions.
Jan 23, 2020
Legal Research, Innovation and the Changing Profession
Innovation undermines our assumptions – it erodes jurisdictional boundaries, it introduces a high level of uncertainty, and it often proceeds at great speeds, which is not something that our legal institutions are well equipped to manage
Nov 25, 2019
Temitope Onifade, Ph.D. Student
Could civic governance make up for some of the limitations of the law, as an enhanced vehicle for environmental regulation? This is the question Vanier Scholar Temitope Onifade is exploring in his doctoral research on a model for hybrid regulation.