9:00 – 9:30 am


ADR Front Space

9:30 – 10:00 am

Welcoming remarks by Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin 

Opening Plenary - "Back to the Future: evolution and prospects for human rights enforcement under section 15 and human rights codes"

Speaker: Raj Anand, WeirFoulds LLP, Administrative and Human Rights Lawyer

ADR Main Space

10:00 – 11:15 am

Panel Series I

Panel 1: A Tale of Two Tests - Assessing Discrimination Under the Charter and the Ontario Human Rights Code 

Room A

Panel 2: Gender Expression and Trans Rights in Ontario 

Room B

11:15 – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

ADR Front Space

11:30 – 12:45 am

Panel Series II

Panel 3: Litigating Race in Ontario: Can the Living Tree Bear Fruit? 

Room A

Panel 4: Thinking Positive - Does the Charter Promise Socioeconomic Rights?

Room B

12:45 – 1:30 pm


Junior Common Room

 1:30 - 1:45pm 

Artistic Presentation: "The Living Tree" - Performed by ET the Mime 


1:45 – 3:00 pm

Keynote Address 

Introduction by U of T Faculty of Law Dean Anthony Duggan 

Speakers: Joseph Arvay, Arvay Finlay Barristers, Constitutional Law, specializing in Charter of Rights and Freedoms 

Fay Faraday, Faraday Law LLP, Constitutional and Human Rights Law 

ADR Main Space

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

ADR Front Space

3:15 – 4:30 pm

Panel Series III

Panel 5: Reconciling with the Charter - Section 25 and Aboriginal Peoples' Constitutional Rights

Room A

Panel 6: Recent Changes to Legal Aid & Immigration and Refugee Law - Charter Implications

Room B

4:30 – 4:40 pm



4:40 – 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary 

Artistic Presentation "Dear SPINLAW" - Written and Performed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos, aka Black Coffee Poet 

Closing Remarks by Osgoode Dean Sossin 

ADR Main Space

5:00 pm – TBC

SPINLAW Closing Reception in celebration of the Osgoode McMurtry Visiting Fellowship Program

Junior Common Room (TBC)