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.

Jesse Hartery: Canadian Federalism in the 21st century

In this episode of Runnymede Radio, our National Director Kristopher Kinsinger sits down with Jesse Hartery, former McGill Runnymede chapter president and current PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, to discuss his ongoing research on the theory and doctrine of Canadian federalism.

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Faisal Bhabha and Dwight Newman: Constitutional Cleaves at the Supreme Court of Canada

  This episode of Runnymede Radio is a special encore presentation of one of our best events from the past school year in which Professor Faisal Bhabha sat down with Professor Dwight Newman to discuss what they refer to as the emerging constitutional cleaves at the Supreme Court of Canada. This event was originally hosted by our Osgoode Hall Law School chapter in February 2023.

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Law & Freedom 2023: The Emergencies Act and the ‘Freedom Convoy’

Prof. Ryan Alford, Prof. Leah West, Asher Honickman, and Cara Zwibel discuss the Emergencies Act and the ‘Freedom Convoy’ in a conversation moderated by Prof. Malcolm Lavoie. Please note that this panel was recorded before the Public Order Emergency Commission released its report regarding the invocation of the Emergencies Act.

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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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