Legal Practice & Equity Conference: A Conversation with the Bar, the Bench and the Faculties of Law

As it prepares for its first incoming class in 2020, the Ryerson Faculty of Law has already set out a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). EDI has become a central concern in the legal profession. At the same time, law schools are striving to offer JD programs that appeal to the full spectrum of Canadian society and expose their law students to the diverse needs and perspectives of different Canadian communities. In collaboration with a range of legal associations, the one-day conference will provide an on-the-ground look at the advancement of EDI within these various interconnected settings and professional contexts. To be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, it will welcome 150 lawyers, judges, academics and equity officers from across the Country.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alexandra Orlova
  • Andre Bacchus
  • Anver Saloojee
  • Arleen Huggins
  • Justice Aston Hall
  • Balpreet Singh
  • Justice Cynthia Petersen
  • Emily Lam
  • Faisal Mirza
  • Justice George Strathy
  • Justice Harry LaForme
  • Jerome Poon-Ting
  • Jillian Rogin
  • Julian Falconer
  • Kathy Lahey
  • Lori Anne Thomas
  • Justice Lorne Sossin
  • Mary Condon
  • Justice Michael Tulloch
  • Mitch Frazer
  • Nana Yanful
  • Linda Rothstein
  • Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell
  • Pnina Alon-Shenker
  • Poonam Puri
  • Renu Mandhane
  • Justice Rita Maxwell
  • Roberta Jamieson
  • Shalini Konanuar
  • Justice Shaun Nakatsuru
  • Shawn Richard
  • Sujith Xavier
Location: Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, 7th floor