Author Archives: Jennifer Koshan

About Jennifer Koshan

B.Sc., LL.B (Calgary), LL.M. (British Columbia). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

New Developments on the Test for Discrimination Under Human Rights Legislation: Time for Rehab?

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: New Developments on the Test for Discrimination Under Human Rights Legislation: Time for Rehab? Cases Commented On: Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2015 ABCA 225, Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des … Continue reading

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Blogging and Legal Education

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Blogging and Legal Education I was at the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) conference in Ottawa earlier this week and participated in a roundtable on blogging and legal education. Other participants included University of … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Latest Equality Rights Decision: An Emphasis on Arbitrariness

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s Latest Equality Rights Decision: An Emphasis on Arbitrariness Case Commented On: Kahkewistahaw First Nation v Taypotat, 2015 SCC 30 (CanLII) The Supreme Court released its decision in Kahkewistahaw … Continue reading

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Leave to Appeal granted in Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Leave to Appeal granted in Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator Case commented on: Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator, 2013 ABQB 537, aff’d 2014 ABCA 285, leave to appeal granted April 30, 2015 (SCC) Today the … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta Cases Commented On: Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1 (CanLII); Meredith v Canada (Attorney General), … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death Case Commented On: Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 In a landmark decision, on February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

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Judicial Interventions and Rape Myths: Differing Approaches at the Alberta Court of Appeal

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Judicial Interventions and Rape Myths: Differing Approaches at the Alberta Court of Appeal Case Commented On: R v Schmaltz, 2015 ABCA 4 A decision from the Alberta Court of Appeal has garnered attention from the … Continue reading

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First Nations Community Election Codes and the Charter

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: First Nations Community Election Codes and the Charter Case Commented On:  Orr v Peerless Trout First Nation, 2015 ABQB 5 In December Jonnette Watson Hamilton and I wrote a post commenting on Taypotat v Taypotat, … Continue reading

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The Website of the Alberta Courts

By: Nigel Bankes, Jennifer Koshan, and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Website of the Alberta Courts Matter Commented On: The Alberta Courts’ website This post deals with Court websites. We are posting it now because all three Alberta Courts … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat Case Commented On: Taypotat v Taypotat, 2012 FC 1036; rev’d 2013 FCA 192; leave to … Continue reading

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