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      October 24, 2019

      Thursday  12:00 PM

      Law Centre, University of Alberta , 111 Street & 89 Avenue
      Edmonton, Alberta

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      Courts Without Cases Presented by Professor Carissima Mathen

      Courts Without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinions Professor Carissima Mathen, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Courts usually decide cases: live disputes involving spirited, adversarial debate between opposing parties.  Sometimes, though, a court is asked to answer questions in the absence of cases. These proceedings are known as 'references' or advisory opinions. References raise many important questions: about the judicial role, about the relationship between courts and those who seek their “advice”, and about the nature of law. In her presentation, Professor Mathen will track the use of 'references', and discuss how advisory opinions draw courts into the complex relationship between law and politics.  This event is free and open to the public.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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