IDEALaw 2016 video: Justice Thomas A. Cromwell’s keynote address

The IDEALaw 2106 conference opened recently in Halifax with a keynote address by the Honourable Justice Thomas A. Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada. He spoke about access to justice in contemporary Canada.

The keynote was presented on February 5 in Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library. A video is now available for viewing on YouTube at

IDEALaw is a student-run conference hosted every two years by the Social Activist Law Student Association (SALSA) at the Schulich School of Law. The event brings together activist and legal communities to discuss meaningful solutions to social problems through law.

The focus of this year’s two-day conference was Access to Justice (A2J), and SALSA worked in collaboration with the Dalhousie chapter of the Canadian Association for Refugee Lawyers (CARL), the Student Animal Law Association of Dalhousie (SALAD), and the Environmental Law Students' Society (ELSS). Panel topics reflected A2J issues of both local and national importance: socioeconomic barriers to justice, immigration and refugee, cyber justice, nonhuman animal justice, and wrongful convictions.

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