Two words no law student would envision using in the same sentence: pandemic and placement. Yet this is the reality for all third-year law students at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
Chris Sewrattan was recently interviewed by The Lawyer’s Daily on the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Hudson, 2021 ONCA 76 granting the Criminal Lawyers’ Association intervener status in a drug importing case later this month.
Ashley Sewrattan was recently interviewed by The Lawyer’s Daily on the Court of Appeal’s recognition of the plight of accused in custody in R. v. Powell, 2020 ONCA 743.
Chris Sewrattan was recently interviewed by Law Times on a warrantless search of a basement during an arrest for assault in R. v. Stairs, 2020 ONCA 678.
Chris Sewrattan was recently interviewed by Law Times on a trial judge’s flawed credibility assessment of a sexual assault complainant in R. v. Alisaleh, 2020 ONCA 597.
Social distancing is the only way that we are going to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. People are increasingly asking about what they can do outside, where they can go, and with whom they can travel. In this blog post, I look at Ontario’s law governing social distancing rules, the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Chris Sewrattan recently published a 44-page article in the Manitoba Law Journal on the differences between the hearsay rule’s historical rationale and current application.
Chris Sewrattan was recently interviewed by The Lawyer’s Daily on inappropriate conduct by a trial judge in R. v. Chambers, 2019 ONCA 736.
Testifying in court can be confusing. There are rules of evidence that prevent people from saying what many might think is important information. In this blog post, I discuss a development in a counter-intuitive testimonial rule, the inadmissibility of prior consistent statements.
This post is for everyone: people unfamiliar with the law, appeal lawyers, and evidence scholars. It’s a short discussion in which I look at a development and point out some cases in which the rule is applied. None of what I write is legal advice.
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