Trinity is a school with a connection to Osgoode – we have an exchange program operating between the two schools. Jean Sutton, one of the co editors of this magazine, was over here last year. She’s been busy since. Have a look:
Trinity College School of Law (SCOIL AN DLÍ) looks slightly idyllic (I’m writing from Toronto in March, mind you). For instance, here is the Trinity College Library:
And as if that wasn’t enough, two former Presidents of Ireland Mary Robinson (former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) and Mary McAleese were Faculty Members at TCD, and Ivana Bacik, current Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology (once held by both the Mary’s mentioned above) is an elected Irish Senator, self described as “a radical new left-wing and feminist voice in the Seanad” (she’s on leave from the school at the moment, of course).
Well, yes. Good point, good reason. But. Could we do something with that? Strategically, critically? In honour of International Women’s Day, students at Osgoode Hall (our International Legal Partnership in partnership with the Institute of Feminist Legal Studies (IFLS) and Women’s Caucus) are presenting a week of events on the theme:
Ending Impunity for Sexual and Gender Based Violence: a Week of Advocacy and Awareness