Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Yaroslavna Nosikova, who wrote the prize-winning paper “Is Class Action a Preferred Remedy for Independent Contractors?: A Case Study on the Proposed Canadian Hockey League Class Action.” Click to read more.
Edited by Harvey T. Strosberg Q.C., the Canadian Class Action Review is the only journal in Canada focused on publishing leading edge multi-disciplinary scholarship about class actions. The journal's articles and commentary, authored by prominent academics and leading practitioners, appeal to a multidisciplinary audience, including the legal community, the accounting profession, and public relations practitioners. Issue 11.2 is available now!
Conflict of laws, or private international law as it is sometimes called, takes on greater importance with each passing year. Globalization is eroding borders in commercial transactions and family relationships, yet much law remains highly territorial. Stephen Pitel and Nicholas Rafferty have written a highly readable and thoughtful treatise that explains and analyzes the rules of the conflict of laws in force in common law Canada in a clear and concise manner.
Irwin Law Inc., in partnership with Canadian Electronic Library, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, is pleased to make information from its well-known selection of law titles easier to find, use, and manage than ever!
Irwin Law is pleased to partner with Nu-Book to make our books available for iOS and Android devices. Now you can take your research on the go!
Statutory Interpretation is a practical guide to the techniques and reasoning used by lawyers and judges to resolve interpretation problems. The book deciphers the complex rules of interpretation, explains the way these rules relate to each other, and focuses on their strategic use in constructing arguments and justifying outcomes.
This guide provides criminal lawyers, defence and Crown alike, with a macroscopic view of multiple forensic science disciplines, specific to the Canadian legal system and written by Canadian experts. Facilitating further case-specific research, this guide seeks to reinvigorate dialogue and improve collaboration between the forensic and legal communities in Canada, and contribute to the effective functioning of a fair and reasonable criminal justice system.
The Supreme Court of Canada has been accused of usurping Canadian democracy on a long list of divisive topics. Some critics claim that the nine unelected judges on Canada’s highest Court have used the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to impose their own views on public policy over those of elected governments. This book joins the crucial debate about the Court and Canadian democracy.
Irwin Law will be launching The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences at the 44th annual Criminal Lawyers’ Association conference in Toronto this weekend. To celebrate, we're sharing some fun Forensics Facts on Twitter throughout the week. We're also giving away a free copy of this comprehensive and important new resource!
Here’s how to enter:
Each follow, retweet, or tag counts as an entry. We’ll randomly select a winner at 4 pm EST on Friday, October 28. The winner will be announced and contacted via Twitter. Happy tweeting!
Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to @_RickFrank and thanks for playing, everyone!
Congratulations to Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, who have been named as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Changemakers of 2016 by Canadian Lawyer magazine! Here is what the magazine has to say about them:
"This duo more than anyone helped educate the Canadian public on the pitfalls and issues of the previous federal Conservative government’s proposed anti-terrorism laws. Forcese and Roach’s approach to influencing public policy development also changed the way academics contribute it. They ditched traditional models in order to engage in real time on bill C-51, launching a blog about it (antiterrorlaw.ca), publishing their work on the world’s largest open-access database — the Social Science Research Network — sending it to public policy-makers, writing op-eds, and appearing before parliamentary committees. Their book False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, [was] published this fall."
Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Yaroslavna Nosikova.
Ms. Nosikova graduated from law school at the University of Victoria in 2016. She is currently articling at a major Canadian law firm in Toronto. Yaroslavna also completed her bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Toronto, and received a master of biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto.
Her prize-winning paper, “Is Class Action a Preferred Remedy for Independent Contractors?: A Case Study on the Proposed Canadian Hockey League Class Action,” will appear in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Class Action Review. She will also receive a prize of $10,000.
We're delighted that Cameron Hutchison, author of Digital Copyright Law, is the newest contributor to Slaw.ca! Read his first article, "5 Questions About Digital Copyright Law," here. Hutchison answers the following questions:
1. What is a digital lock?
2. How broadly will the bittorent infringement enabler provision be applied?
3. Will the “Youtube exception” provide adequate protection for non-commercial creators of content?
4. What does it mean to be an “author” in the digital age?
5. When will courts order telecoms to produce the names of infringers to copyright plaintiffs?
Congratulations to David Vaver, author of Copyright Law and Intellectual Property Law 2/e: Copyright, Patents, Trade-Marks and co-editor of Competition Policy and Intellectual Property, on his appointment to the Order of Canada!
York University celebrates Vaver's appointment in the announcement below:
"David Vaver was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership in intellectual property law as a scholar and mentor. He is among Canada’s foremost leading authorities of Intellectual Property Law. His influence on the academy led to scholars from around the world to honour him with their own contributions in a festschrift in 2010, The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (an honour that has not been bestowed on many.
Vaver’s coining of the phrase, “user rights” in his book Copyright Law (Irwin Law, 2000), has transformed the international language and perspective of balance in copyright, where users enjoy rights alongside copyright’s traditional stakeholders of owners and authors. In 2012, he was awarded the Pattishall medal for Teaching Excellence for Trademark and Trade Identity. He founded and served as editor-in-chief, for the Intellectual Property Journal (1984-98, 2010-15) and has regularly advised the Canadian government in various roles typically culminating in a road map for reform, or outright reform, in various areas of intellectual property."
Read the rest of the York announcement here.