A Legal Forum for Intellectual Diversity

The Runnymede Society is a membership-based organization that invites speakers from all across the ideological spectrum to debate legal ideas that engage the rule of law, constitutionalism, and individual liberty. The goal is to focus on these age-old principles in the context of real issues that are not often explored in the law school classrooms.

Law & Freedom 2024: Common Law Rights and Government Accountability

In this encore episode from Runnymede’s Law & Freedom 2024 national conference, Professor Gerard Kennedy of the University of Alberta moderates a panel discussion on emerging issues in the Canadian law of federalism with Professor Michelle Gallant, Paul Warchuk, and Samuel Beswick. ___ Dans cet épisode de la conférence nationale Law & Freedom 2024 de Runnymede, le professeur Gerard Kennedy de l’Université de l’Alberta anime une table ronde sur les questions émergentes dans le droit canadien du fédéralisme avec la

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Law & Freedom 2024: Reputation and Free Expression in Defamation Law

In this encore episode from Runnymede’s Law & Freedom 2024 national conference, National Director Kristopher Kinsinger moderates a panel discussion on reputation and free expression in the practice of defamation law, featuring Adam Goldenberg, Asher Honickman, and Lorne Honickman. This episode has been accredited for 20 EDI professionalism minutes with the Law Society of Ontario.    

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Announcing the new National Director of the Runnymede Society

(La version française suit) CALGARY: The Runnymede Society is delighted to announce that Tim Haggstrom has been appointed as its new National Director. Prior to joining as National Director, Tim completed a clerkship with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, a B.Math from the University of Waterloo, and a B.B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Before his clerkship in Saskatchewan, Tim completed a term of articles with a national law firm in

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Law & Freedom 2024: Emerging Trends in Federalism

In this encore episode from Runnymede’s Law & Freedom 2024 national conference, Aaron Wudrick of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute moderates a panel discussion on emerging issues in the Canadian law of federalism with Brett Carlson, Patricia Paradis, Derek Ross, and Professor Mary Shariff.

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Why join?

INTELLECTUAL ENRICHMENT

We provide funding for debates, symposia, and panel discussions with external speakers and refreshments. We are able to assist with reaching out to speakers and fund out-of-town speaker travel expenses.

SOCIAL LIFE

We host regular networking events with local members of the legal profession, academics, journalists, and other students.

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE

We aim to connect first-year students with upper-years who can provide mentorship and academic guidance, as well as course summaries.

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