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Law Faculty Publications Round-Up

August 8, 2019 — 

Having research published is a major part of an academic’s life. At Robson Hall, law professors are busy outside of teaching and mentoring students, with conducting and publishing research to help improve Canada’s justice system. Often, law students have the opportunity to work with professors as research assistants and learn the ropes of conducting research and writing for academic publications, which expands their law school experience beyond the practice of law. Here are a few of the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from Law faculty professors: 

Earlier this summer, Education Canada published the article “Overcoming Barriers: Addressing Educators’ Misconceptions and Fears About LGBTQ2+-Inclusive Education” by Dr. Donn Short with Christopher Campbell, Catherine Taylor, Elizabeth Meyer, Tracey Peter, and Janice Ristock (2019). Dr. Short is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law’s Graduate Program.

Dr. Kjell Anderson, a new faculty member and Director of the new Master of Human Rights program housed at Robson Hall, published this summer, “Judicial Inference of the ‘Intent to Destroy’: A Critical, Socio-legal Analysis” in Journal of International Criminal Justice, Volume 17 (1).

Dr. Richard Jochelson has been especially busy and recently published a new article with co-author Dr. James Gacek in the Alberta Law Review entitled “Reconstitutions of Harm: Novel Applications of the Labaye Test Since 2005.” The two collaborated again to coauthor in Animal Law Review, a discussion of different conceptions of animal sentience in criminal and quasi-criminal contexts in “Ruff Justice: Canine Cases and Judicial Law Making as an Instrument of Change to Animal Law” in volume 24.

With Robson Hall law students Benjamin Johnson and Victoria Weir as co-authors, Jochelson published “Exclusion of Evidence Under Section 24 (2) of the Charter Post-Grant in the Years 2014-2017: A Comprehensive Analysis of 600 Cases”  in Criminal Law Quarterly Volume 67, now available on WestlawNext.

He also recently wrote the Foreword to the inaugural publication of the Canadian Journal of Law and Justice I:I 2019, celebrating the achievement of an access to justice issue in the context of criminal law. 

Jochelson collaborated with Dr. Michelle Bertrand on “Mock-jurors’ self-reported understanding of Canadian judicial instructions (is not very good),” in Criminal Law Quarterly’s Volume 66, demonstrating that self-assessment of Canadian Judicial Council pattern instructions reflected poor comprehension by mock jurors.

Together with Robson Hall colleague Professor David Ireland, Jochelson contributed to Underneath the Golden Boy, Volume 41(2) in considering law student approaches to learning in the information age in “Law Student Responses to Innovation: A study of law student perspectives in respect of digital knowledge transmission, flipped classrooms, video capsules and other means of classroom dissemination.”



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