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.

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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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the Failed Challenge to the Repeal of the Long Gun Registry

By Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the Failed Challenge to the Repeal of the Long Gun Registry Case Commented On: Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic v. Canada, 2014 ONSC 5140 (CanLII) … Continue reading

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