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Where did Supreme Court Clerkships come from? What do clerks do? Why all the hype?? In this episode, we learn about the history and the role of clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada from the 1960s to the present. We talk to Professors Shauna Van Praagh, Stephen Smith, and Lionel Smith about clerking at the end of the Dickson era. We then get the judge’s perspective through conversations with Justices Marie Deschamps and Frank Iacobucci. Tune in to episode two to hear about recent changes to the recruitment process, live from the SCC!

Quelle est l’origine du programme des auxiliaires juridiques de la Cour suprême du Canada et pourquoi a-t-il été créé? Que font les clercs? Pourquoi un tel engouement? Dans cet épisode, on se penche sur l’histoire du programme des auxiliaires juridiques, ainsi que leurs fonctions, de 1960s au présent. On discute avec les Professeurs Shauna Van Praagh, Stephen Smith et Lionel Smith de leur expérience de clercs à la fin des années Dickson de la CSC. Puis, on s’entretient avec les Juges Marie Deschamps et Frank Iacobucci pour obtenir leur perspective. Restez à l’affut pour le deuxième épisode afin d’en apprendre davantage sur les changements récents au processus de recrutement, en direct de la Cour suprême du Canada!

Music: "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher, and introductory and concluding songs by Benjamin Goldman and David Nugent.

This two-part podcast is by Éléna Drouin and Laura Alford, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Coordinating Editor for volume 63 of the McGill Law Journal

Produced by Alexis Hudon and Emma Noradounkian, Podcast Editors for volumes 62 and 63 of the McGill Law Journal

Direct download: Clerks_Episode_1_MLJ__Final_draft.mp3
Category:Supreme Court of Canada -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

October 2nd marks the first day of the Supreme Court of Canada’s fall session.

Among the 30 cases ranging from freedom of religion, equality rights, and contract law– to name a few on the docket– what are some major cases to look out for? With news of the Chief Justice’s retirement at the end of the fall session, what can we gather from the McLachlin Court’s legacy? Could an early announcement of the next Chief Justice affect the dynamic of the Court this fall?  

On this episode, we addressed all of these questions and everything in between with one of Canada’s senior constitutional scholars, Professor Jamie Cameron.

The words, interviews, and production of this podcast are by Emma Noradounkian, Podcast Editor for volume 63 of the McGill Law Journal.

Direct download: SCC_Fall_2017_Preview_emmanoradounkian_FinalDraft.mp3
Category:Supreme Court of Canada -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT