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In Loco Parentis

… only minor corrective force of a transitory and trifling nature. [No] corporal punishment of children under two or teenagers. Degrading, inhuman or harmful conduct is not protected. Discipline by the use of objects or blows or slaps to the head is unreasonable. Teachers may reasonably apply force to remove a child from a classroom […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

John Rollett
John Rollett earned a BComm at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Gay-Straight Alliances

Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) are groups formed in schools and run by students with teacher support or sponsorship. The purpose of a GSA is to create welcoming, caring, respectful and safe spaces for LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Pansexual, Asexual, Androgynous) students and their allies. GSAs often work on advocacy, human […]

Authors:

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Distracted Driving and the Traffic Safety Act

As the new school year begins, it is important to be even more alert on the roads while driving and particularly in school zones and playground zones. Distracted driving has become a major public safety issue with the proliferation of mobile technology and the in-dash features of modern vehicles. Traffic safety legislation across Canada includes provisions which […]

Authors:

Shaun Fluker
Shaun Fluker is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Student Legal Assistance

Celebrating 40 Years of Providing Access to Justice in Calgary and Area In 1979, a small group of law students at the then newly minted law school at the University of Calgary formed a non-profit society to focus on access to justice for low-income Calgary and area residents. Forty years later, Student Legal Assistance (SLA) […]

Authors:

Susan V.R. Billington
Susan V.R. Billington
Susan V.R. Billington, Q.C., is the Executive Director of Student Legal Assistance in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Michelle De Cambra
Michelle De Cambra is the 2019-2020 articling student with Student Legal Assistance in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Student Legal Services

Celebrating 50 Years of Providing Access to Justice in Edmonton and Area From September to June of each year, over two hundred and fifty law students at the University of Alberta provide free legal information and assistance to low-income individuals in Edmonton and area. These students volunteer as caseworkers and project coordinators with Student Legal […]

Authors:

Sarah McFadyen
Sarah McFadyen is currently working as the Executive Coordinator at Student Legal Services and is entering her 3rd year of law at the University of Alberta.
 


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