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  • An aerial view of the Supreme Court of Canada
    May 8, 2020

    There’s a New Boss in Town: Vavilov and Municipalities

    In the curious time of COVID-19, Canadian municipalities have leveled the virus’ spread by enforcing distancing rules, fining non-compliant businesses, and maintaining garbage collection, among other mundane tasks.

  • A view of Parliament from the Supreme Court steps
    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.

  • The Supreme Court of Canada at sunset
    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.

  • Sunlight filtering through a forest
    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.

  • Sun in an orange sky
    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.

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