As Patrick Monahan puts it:
Welcome to The Court, Osgoode’s newest publication.
Osgoode has an unsurpassed record of scholarship and the Law Journal continues to publish research of the highest quality. But since the advent of the internet we are not limited to publishing in print: we can offer nimbler and more timely research online, and we can reach a wider audience more quickly. The Court will provide just such scholarship and, we anticipate, spark lively conversations and productive ideas.
Our subject is the recent and upcoming work of the Supreme Court of Canada — which is to say most of the difficult current issues in law and policy. The Court will provide information, critique, valuable resources and the opportunity to engage in debate about our highest tribunal and the case law that it makes.
The Court is based in our faculty and will draw much of its content from faculty members and student editors here. But The Court will also reach out to seek commentary from scholars, practitioners and other interested citizens across the country — and, indeed, from around the world.
So I extend to you a warm welcome and an invitation to explore the riches of the site and to join us in creating a national conversation about our law.
And thanks to my colleague Jon Smithen for the lead.