Forum on Law Teaching and Learning in the COVID Context

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The Canadian Association of Law Teachers held two online fora (in “roundtable” format) on law teaching and learning in the COVID context.

The COVID pandemic of 2020 has compelled law faculties to move to online teaching and prompted other major changes, such as modified evaluation schemes. What lessons can law teachers draw from these unprecedented shifts? What further needs are arising, and how should we be trying to meet those needs? What is likely to be the lasting impact? While we lament the circumstances, have we gained any valuable insights or perhaps discovered new approaches that are worth preserving?

The English version took place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 1PM to 3PM EDST.


Panelists included:

  • Olabisi Akinkugbe (Dalhousie University)
  • Lisa Cirillo (Downtown Legal Services, University of Toronto)
  • Catherine Dauvergne (University of British Columbia)
  • Craig Forcese (University of Ottawa)
  • Sonia Lawrence (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Shauna Van Praagh (McGill University)


Watch the English version here:




The French version (jointly organized with the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec) took place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM EDST. The panel was chaired by Dia Dabby (UQAM) and Sèdjro Hountohotegbè (Université de Sherbrooke).

Panelists included:

  • Andrée Boisselle (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • François Brochu (Laval University)
  • Thomas Burelli and Alexandre Lillo (University of Ottawa)
  • Adrien Habermacher (University of Moncton)
  • Shauna Van Praagh (McGill University)
  • Nathalie Vézina (Université de Sherbrooke)

Watch the French version here: