Osgoode Students Shine a Light on Freedom of Expression

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Osgoode Students Shine a Light on Freedom of Expression

TORONTO, March 1, 2013 –The International Legal Partnership (ILP) – a student-run international experiential education program based at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School – is hosting three major events next week as part of its Advocacy Week activities. Members of the media are welcome to attend any or all of the following:

Panel Discussion: Freedom of Expression in 2013: Issues and Currents

Monday, March 4, 2013, 1 to 2.30 p. m.

Room 2002, Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School (see building 32 on map)

(ILP is co-hosting this event with Osgoode’s Distinguished Speakers Series Organizing Committee)

Panellists are Arnold Amber, President of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression; Jamie Cameron, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School; and Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Panel Discussion: My Neighbours Became My Killers Three Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors of the 1994 massacre reflect on freedom of expression.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3.30 to 5.30 p.m.

Room 1014, Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School

(ILP is co-hosting this event with Osgoode’s Black Law Students’ Association)

Framed Experiences: An art exhibit and silent auction to benefit Osgoode students

Friday, March 8, 2013, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. (auction closes at 6 p.m.)

Campbell House, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto

Keynote address by Craig Scott, MP, Toronto-Danforth.

Every year the ILP arranges fellowships for Osgoode students in different countries around the world. Students work in partnership with host organizations, providing legal research and assistance in exchange for valuable, hands-on legal experience. The photos featured in this inaugural photo auction were all taken by Osgoode students while on their placements this past summer. All proceeds raised from this event will be directed towards funding the 2013 ILP fellowships. Visit http://www.internationallegalpartnership.org/ to view the photos that will be auctioned off.


Media contact: Virginia Corner, Communications Manager, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca