Conference: Ethics 2010 Ottawa

Ethics 2010 @ uOttawa

The Faculty of Law will host the Ethics 2010 @ uOttawa conference from October 20-22, 2010, bringing members of the Canadian Legal Ethics Teachers Network to the nation’s capital. 

The conference will begin with a public lecture by Justice Stephen T. Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal on “Guiding Lawyers to be the Best They Can Be: The Fundamental Ideals of the Legal Profession” on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.  This lecture will be held in the Gowlings Moot Court Room (FTX 147) and will be followed by a reception in the Tsampalieros Atrium and a book launch for Judicial Independence in Context (Irwin Law), edited by Professor Adam Dodek and Dean Lorne Sossin of Osgoode Hall Law School.

On Thursday, October 21, members of the Canadian Legal Ethics Teachers Network will join members of the judiciary to discuss issues at the intersection of legal ethics and judicial ethics.  That evening, Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada will address the academics while Professor Emeritus Ed Ratushny will be the keynote speaker for the judges. 

On Friday, October 22, 2010, the Faculty will host a series of academic workshops on topics including Ethics and Government Lawyers, New Frontiers in Legal Ethics and Teaching Legal Ethics through Dispute Resolution.  A highlight of the day will be a special “students teach the teachers” session, where uOttawa students Flora Stikker, Jesse Bertolo, Dara Jospe, Adam Eisenstat, Gholsa Ghamari, and Mina Sennek will reprise their winning Got Ethics? presentations.

Ethics 2010 @ uOttawa is organized by professors Adam Dodek, Karen Eltis, Aline Grenon, Vanessa Gruben, Marina Pavlovic and Ellen Zweibel.  It is supported by grants from the Law Foundation of Ontario, the University of Toronto’s Centre for the Legal Profession and the University of Ottawa.

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