Coughlan and Frazer Among the Most Influential Lawyers of 2019

Congratulations to Irwin Law authors Steve Coughlan and Mitch Frazer who have been named to Canadian Lawyer‘s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list! Steve Coughlan (Criminal Procedure 3/e, Detention and Arrest 2/e, The Anatomy of Criminal Procedure) spearheaded the efforts of the entire criminal law academic community in advising the Department of Justice on changes that led to the passage of Bill …

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Suzanne Chiodo wins 2019 Peter Oliver Prize

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Suzanne Chiodo for being selected by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History as a recipient of the Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History for her book The Class Actions Controversy: The Origins and Development of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act (Irwin Law Inc, 2018). The Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History was established …

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Craig Forcese wins ASIL Certificate of Merit

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Craig Forcese for being selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) as a recipient of the Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for his book Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid that Reshaped the Right to War (Irwin Law Inc, 2018). In their report, the ASIL Committee wrote: “At …

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Announcing the 2019 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Competition

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the sixteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions. The competition is open to all Canadian students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program. The …

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2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Matt Malone. Mr Malone is a recent graduate from the BCL/LLB program at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He holds an MA from the Hebrew University …

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Announcing the 2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Competition

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the fifteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions. The competition is open to all Canadian students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program. The …

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Announcing Canadian Legal Bookshelf

Irwin Law and Compass (formerly Maritime Law Book) are thrilled to introduce the Canadian Legal Bookshelf – a selection from the Essentials of Canadian Law series by Irwin Law now available on VLexCanada! What’s the Canadian Legal Bookshelf, you ask? A new way to research Canadian primary and secondary law in one place, featuring the topic-based research of the historic …

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2017 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Madeleine Brown. Ms. Brown received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2017, where she received the Gurston Allen Prize in Conflict of Laws. …

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Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences wins 2017 Walter Owen Book Prize

Irwin Law Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that the Walter Owen book prize has been awarded to The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences edited by Caitlin Pakosh! Pakosh will be joining the likes of our previous winners: Ed Ratushny (The Conduct of Public Inquiries, 2011), Ari Kaplan (Pension Law, 2009), and Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred …

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Authors weigh in on Omar Khadr debate

Omar Khadr’s case has commanded the July news headlines, and our Irwin Law authors have weighed in on the outcome. For your reading pleasure, we’ve listed some clippings featuring their commentary below: CBC.ca: What 3 legal minds say about the Omar Khadr settlement – featuring commentary from Lorne Sossin From Craig Forcese’s National Security Law Blog: A Once & Final Parsing of …

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David Kerzner speaks at tax summit

On July 6, David Kerzner, co-author of International Tax Evasion in the Global Information Age, addressed the annual HLB International Tax Summit on “Tax Evasion: Strategies for International Organizations in the New Age of Global Regulatory Compliance” in Toronto, whose members include accounting firms from 140 countries. According to Kerzner, financial organizations seeking to avoid scandals, especially in the new frontier …

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Law of Equitable Remedies and Intellectual Property Law cited by SCC

The Supreme Court of Canada has cited two Irwin Law books this past month in two cases where a judgement has been rendered: 1. Irwin Law’s The Law of Equitable Remedies by Jeffrey Berryman was cited in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., where Equustek Solutions brought action against a distributor for unlawful use and sale of its intellectual property through the Internet. …

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David Vaver and Kent Roach invested into the Order of Canada

Our sincere congratulations to David Vaver and Kent Roach, who were both invested into the Order of Canada today. From the Governor General of Canada Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony press release: “Kent Roach has made outstanding contributions to protecting our civil liberties. A long-time professor at the University of Toronto, he is also a skilled litigator who has participated …

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Honourable David M. Paciocco appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Irwin Law would like to congratulate the Honourable David M. Paciocco, co-author of The Law of Evidence 7/e and Jury Selection in Criminal Trials: Skills, Science, and the Law and author of Getting Away With Murder: The Canadian Criminal Justice System upon his elevation to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. “The Honourable David M. Paciocco, a judge of the …

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Announcing the 2017 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Competition

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the fourteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions. The competition is open to all Canadian students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program. The …

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Tweet and win Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences!

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: Follow us on Twitter Retweet …

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Canadian Lawyer names Forcese and Roach 2016 Changemakers

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. …

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2016 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

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 …

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Cameron Hutchison contributes to Slaw.ca

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 …

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Ron C.C. Cuming awarded Distinguished Professor title

Irwin Law wishes to extend its congratulations to Ron C.C. Cuming, co-author of Personal Property Security Law 2/e, for achieving the title of Distinguished Professor by the University of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan states, “The title was awarded based on Professor Cuming’s many research accomplishments, and outstanding contributions to the University of Saskatchewan, particularly his work in the area …

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David Vaver awarded Order of Canada

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 …

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