Read Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement about Larry Nassar – CNN

Wow.  Read this. Today.  It will be worth your while.  I promise. The year has only yet begun, but I believe that this is one of the year’s most powerful piece of writing.  And this part was especially powerful (to me at least): “In our early hearings. you brought your Bible into the courtroom and … Continue reading Read Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement about Larry Nassar – CNN

Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

For International Persons with Disabilities Day (December 3, 2017), I’ve decided to post this interview that I did with Stephanie Chipeur. The last time I saw Stephanie Chipeur, she and I were chatting and standing outside of our Canadian Legal History class. Today, although she sits in a motorized wheelchair, she continues to stand for … Continue reading Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

Access to (Legal) Education is an Access to Justice Issue (or “Law School Tuition is Too D*%n High”)

A friend on Facebook recently posted this article, which served as the inspiration for this blog post. I had two working titles for this post, as seen above.  I think I prefer the latter: Law school tuition is too d#*n high. I write from the perspective of someone who has recently finished law school. I … Continue reading Access to (Legal) Education is an Access to Justice Issue (or “Law School Tuition is Too D*%n High”)

LinkedIn lawyers: Did this weak sexism really warrant perv-shaming? – Telegraph

Barrister Charlotte Proudman has outed a lawyer who called her ‘stunning’ on professional network LinkedIn. Radhika Sanghani doesn’t think she should have gone public. I have to agree.  While I think people should be called out on their sexism, I don’t agree that public shaming (especially via social media) should be part and parcel of the … Continue reading LinkedIn lawyers: Did this weak sexism really warrant perv-shaming? – Telegraph

The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination

“Don’t change your body; change the rules.” — Jennifer Portnick Assumptions, stereotypes, stigmatizations and concomitant discrimination with regards to health and appearance abound, not only in the medical community, but in society at large, and especially within the employment context. Appearance discrimination is pervasive. Twenty-five per cent of obese employees say they regularly suffered negative … Continue reading The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination