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

Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

What protection is there for being discriminated on the basis of one’s appearance?  The answer is “not much.” At present, in Canada, there is no legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination based solely on appearance.[1]  What little protection exists is found in human rights statutes and must be tied to enumerated, prohibited grounds of discrimination. “Human … Continue reading Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege

Originally posted on National Post:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s seventh appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada is Justice Russell Brown, of the Alberta Court of Appeal, who will replace Justice Marshall Rothstein upon his Aug 31 retirement. Holding a doctorate in juridical science from the University of Toronto, and a member of the bars… Continue reading Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege