It’s our Season 6 finale, and we’re capping it off with a chat about race and the law, featuring minority rights advocate, Joshua Sealy-Harrington.
Topics: critical race theory; the Statement of Principles in the Law Society of Ontario; police carding; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.
Full Episode (1:04:01) Download
⚫ How can critical race theory help us understand the intersection between race and the law? (7:56)
⚫ What does the ‘statement of principles’ debate tell us about the future of diversity in the Law Society of Ontario (18:44)
⚫ How does the police’s use of ‘carding’ create different versions of the ‘reasonable person’? (29:32)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment about race issues, including:
? What can lawyers do to mitigate the over-policing of racial minorities? (40:30)
? How can senior management address systemic inequalities in the workplace? (43:42)
? How can law schools become more accessible to persons of different backgrounds? (46:08)
? What are the impacts of cancel culture on due process? (49:07)
? What can racialized minorities do to address a lack of awareness of systems of inequality in the workplace? (53:00)
? As culture becomes better at identifying subtler forms of racism, how does the law keep up? (56:04)
1. Critical Race Theory 101 (15:07) Download
2. Diversity in the Law Society of Ontario: SOP and Beyond (13:43) Download
– “Twelve Angry (White) Men: The Constitutionality of the Statement of Principles”, Joshua Sealy-Harrington (Apr 20, 2020
3. Police Carding and the “Reasonable Person” (12:41) Download
– R. v. Le, 2019 SCC 34
4. Ask-Me-Anything: Race and the Law (24:13) Download
? What can lawyers do to mitigate the over-policing of racial minorities?
? How can senior management address systemic inequalities in the workplace?
? How can law schools become more accessible to persons of different backgrounds?
? What are the impacts of cancel culture on due process?
? What can racialized minorities do to address a lack of awareness of systems of inequality in the workplace?
? As culture becomes better at identifying subtler forms of racism, how does the law keep up?
About the Guest:
Joshua Sealy-Harrington is a doctoral candidate at Columbia Law School and lawyer at Power Law. His research interrogates the complex relationships amongst law, identity, and sexuality, while his practice explores the intersection of these relationships with public, constitutional, and criminal law. In practice, Joshua has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Before joining Power Law, Joshua completed three judicial clerkships, two at the Supreme Court of Canada (for Justice Clément Gascon) and one at the Federal Court (for Justice Donald J. Rennie, now of the Federal Court of Appeal). His writing has been published in various law journals, National Magazine, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, and Newsweek. And his legal scholarship has been cited in various textbooks as well as in judgments of the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada. He can be followed on twitter @joshuasealy, and won a “Best Twitter Account” award at the Canadian Law Blog Awards in 2019 for his online advocacy.
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