Author Archives: Alice Woolley

About Alice Woolley

LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (Toronto), B.A. (Toronto). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Justice for Some

By: Alice Woolley PDF: Justice for Some Case Commented on: Green v Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20 (CanLII) Introduction (AKA: A General Complaint About Injustice) On March 30, 2017 the Supreme Court issued its judgment in Green v. Law … Continue reading

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Judgmental Judges

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Judgmental Judges Case Commented On: Abdulaali v Salih, 2017 ONSC 1609 (CanLII) Introduction Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide … Continue reading

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Defending Rapists

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Defending Rapists Lawyers who defend people accused of sexual assault tend to be subject to one of two narratives in popular conversations, particularly on social media: The critical narrative: Sexual assault is a violent and under … Continue reading

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Empathy in the Law: Does the Robin Camp Inquiry Committee Recommendation Encourage a “Postempathy era”?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Empathy in the Law: Does the Robin Camp Inquiry Committee Recommendation Encourage a “Postempathy era”? Matter Commented On: Canadian Judicial Council Inquiry Committee Report Regarding Justice Robin Camp What role should empathy have in a system … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Inconsistency (and Consistency) in Supreme Court Jurisprudence

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Dangers of Inconsistency (and Consistency) in Supreme Court Jurisprudence Case Commented On: Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary, 2016 SCC 53 (CanLII) I can’t decide whether I am more excited that the … Continue reading

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