Law & Freedom 2022
Hart House Building
Hart House Building, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3, Canada
*IN-PERSON TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE ARE SOLD OUT*
Limited quantities of tickets for the Saturday panels and keynote with Justice Suzanne Côté remain available. Tickets for conference livestream will also remain available until Friday, March 11.
Join the Runnymede Society for Law & Freedom 2022 on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at Hart House in Toronto, Ontario. Each year, our national conference brings together over 200 scholars, lawyers, and law students to hear from the best and brightest in Canada’s legal community on some of the most pressing issues facing the profession.
We are thrilled to be joined this year by Marie Henein of Henein Hutchison LLP and Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada as our respective Friday and Saturday evening keynote speakers, along with other leading lawyers and scholars as panelists. Please refer to our conference schedule below for more information.
Due to public health protocols, registrations will be limited this year so make sure to register early! The organizers of this event will be following all applicable provincial and university protocols, including masking and proof-of-vaccination for all in-person attendees. A livestream of the conference will be made available for those who are unable to join us in person.
Please note that in-person tickets are subject to cancellation in accordance with potentially evolving public health protocols. In the event that your in-person ticket is cancelled, you will be given the option of receiving a refund or contributing the value of your ticket as a donation to the Runnymede Society.
Rooms are available at the Chelsea Hotel at a group rate of $139 per night. Please note that supply is limited. Book using this link or by calling the Chelsea Hotel Toronto at 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) and mention that you are booking a room as a guest of the Runnymede Society's national conference.
5:30 PM: Registration
6:00 PM: Cocktails and Appetizers
7:00 PM: “How Defence Lawyers Uphold the Rule of Law” (Fireside Chat with Marie Henein | Facilitator: Joanna Baron)
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: "The History and Future of the Notwithstanding Clause (Moderator: Kristopher Kinsinger | Panelists: Derek Ross, Professor Lorraine Weinrib, Patricia Paradis, Professor Dwight Newman)
10:15 AM: Break
10:45 AM: "Emerging Alternatives in Legal Interpretation" (Moderator: Brian Bird | Participants: Asher Honickman, Professor Kerri Froc, Kerry Sun, Xavier Foccroulle Ménard)
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Breakout Session 1 - "Lessons from the Pandemic" (Moderator: Adam Goldenberg | Panelists: Christine Van Geyn, Cara Zwibel, Professor Ryan Alford)
1:30 PM: Breakout Session 2 - “Idéologie(s), État de droit et diversité intellectuelle dans les facultés de droit canadiennes” (Moderator: Professor Maxime St-Hilaire | Participants: Professor Régine Tremblay; Professor Stéphane Sérafin; Professor Érik Labelle-Eastaugh; Professor Kashayar Haghgouyan)
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM: "Dilemmas of Free Expression" (Moderator: Aaron Wudrick | Participants: Professor Emmett Macfarlane, Professor Leonid Sirota, Professor Carissima Mathen, Professor Jamie Cameron)
4:15 PM: Break
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: “Legal Reasoning in Constitutional Interpretation” (Keynote Lecture by Justice Suzanne Côté)
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