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.

An Ethical Jury? Reflections on the Acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the Murder/Manslaughter of Colten Boushie

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: An Ethical Jury? Reflections on the Acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the Murder/Manslaughter of Colten Boushie We understand the ethical duties of lawyers and judges in a criminal trial – what they ought to do, what … Continue reading

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The Morality of #metoo

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Morality of #metoo The forced resignation of Patrick Brown as leader of the Ontario Conservatives raises concerns of fairness and due process – for him and for the women accusing him. Christie Blatchford has castigated … Continue reading

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Is a Bad Lawyer a Bad Person?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Is a Bad Lawyer a Bad Person? In 1976 Charles Fried famously asked, “Can a good lawyer be a good person?” (“The Lawyer as Friend: The Moral Foundations of the Lawyer-Client Relation” (1976) 85 Yale LJ … Continue reading

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Ontario’s Law Society: Orwell’s Big Brother or Fuller’s Rex?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Ontario’s Law Society: Orwell’s Big Brother or Fuller’s Rex? On September 13, 2017 Ontario’s Law Society with no name sent a now infamous e-mail to its licensees stating: You will need to create and abide by … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Incident of the TWU Intervention Decisions

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Unfortunate Incident of the TWU Intervention Decisions Cases Commented On: Trinity Western University, et al. v Law Society of Upper Canada, SCC file no 37209; Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University, et … Continue reading

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