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21st Annual Canadian International Law Students' Conference

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Lillian H. Smith Library 239 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 1R5 Canada

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Osgoode International Law Society (OILS), Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) Osgoode Chapter and the International Law Society (ILS) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law invite you to the 21st annual Canadian International Law Students’ Conference (CILSC).

This event is FREE!! Coffee and snacks will be provided. Attendees are also invited to a networking reception (aso free) after the conference, from 5:30 – 7:00PM. This event was originally scheduled to be hosted at Osgoode Hall Law School and has been moved to the Lillian Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library to respect the ongoing labour action at York University and the University of Toronto. We appreciate your understanding of the venue change at short notice.

The CILSC provides a forum for law students, academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss and debate emerging issues in public and private international law. This year’s theme, “Does Public International law Matter?” asks the question of whether, in the current geopolitical context, public international law is honoured more in the breach than in the observance.

******Keynote Address******
Mr. Hugh Segal, Head of Massey College, former Chair of both the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism will provide a keynote address on international human rights law in the context of anti-terrorism.

Join us for THREE exciting panels:


1:30 - 2:15

Panel 1: International Human Rights Law & Security/Anti-Terrorism


Sukanya Pillay, Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Juda Strawczynski, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR)

Hugh Segal, Massey College, University of Toronto

2:15 – 2:35

Keynote Address: Anti-Terrorism & International Human Rights Law: Does Public International Law Matter?

Hugh Segal, Massey College, University of Toronto

2:35 - 3:00

Moderated Discussion/Qs & As

3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 4:00

Career Panel: Opportunities in Public & Private International Law


Kathleen Davis, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Laura Murray, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP

Christina Doria, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

4:00 – 4:15

Moderated Discussion/Qs & As

4:15 – 5:00

Panel 2: International Law & Corporate Social Responsibility


Scott Jobin-Bevans, Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc.

Cory Wanless, Klippensteins Barristers & Solicitors

Dr. Shin Imai, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

5:00 – 5:30

Qs & As/Discussion

Concluding Remarks:

Juda Strawczynski, CLAIHR

5:30 – 7:00