2019 Law & Freedom Conference

2019 Law & Freedom Conference

We invite you to attend the 2019 Law and Freedom conference, presented by the Runnymede Society. Join us for some lively debate and discussion about the most important issues in Canadian constitutional law today — and how they impact freedom, policy, and society.

You can register here.

The conference will consist of a reception on Friday, January 11, 2019 featuring a reception and keynote presentation by a prominent legal figure. The rest of the conference will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019, with four outstanding panels and debates featuring leading Canadian scholars, judges, and practitioners.

Topics include: Debate on the #MeToo movement and its effects on the presumption of innocence; 75th Anniversary of Hayek’s Road to Serfdom: examining Hayek’s conception of the rule of law and its pertinence to contemporary law; Panel discussion on the growing presence of “Charter values” in Canadian public law; & Comparative constitutional approaches to freedom of religion in Canada and the U.S. following the Trinity Western University and Masterpiece Cakeshop decisions.

The conference will conclude with a dinner at Hart House, featuring a keynote presentation. Stay tuned for more details.

Prices include, except where otherwise stated, passed hors d’œuvres for the Friday reception, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.

Through on-campus debates and discussion, the Runnymede Society ensures that free speech and intellectual diversity remain an active part of Canadian law school life. We provide outstanding support and opportunities for intellectual enrichment, networking, and professional development, including by providing members opportunities to meet professors, practitioners, and judges supportive of our mission.

Rooms can be booked at a special discounted rate of $119 a night at Chelsea Hotel here. This hotel is located in downtown Toronto and is a short Uber or walk away from the venue.

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