This month “Jumping Off the Ivory Tower with Prof Julie Mac” is back with brand-new episodes! Our social justice podcast features NSRLP Director Dr. Julie Macfarlane and Project Coordinator Dayna Cornwall, and showcases visionaries, social justice warriors, and legal system “disrupters”. In our first season, we covered topics from Islamophobia to legal education, Harvey Weinstein to diversity in the Bar – and of course, we heard from self-represented litigants and explored issues related to the A2J crisis. We spoke with (among other fascinating guests): Supreme Court superstars Ranjan Agarwal and Colin Feasby; SRLs Judy Gayton and Jennifer Muller; Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan; and Tom Cromwell, former Supreme Court Justice and current chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice’s Access to Justice Committee.
We’re thrilled with the support and positive feedback we received last season, and very proud to say that our podcast, as well as Julie’s celebrated blog, were both finalists for 2017 Canadian Law Blog Awards.
All of this encouraged us to produce more episodes, and we’ll be releasing new content every Tuesday this winter/spring. Join us for conversations with (among others): Forrest “Woody” Mosten, the “grandfather” of unbundled legal services; Prof. Anneke Smit, a highly regarded scholarly and activist voice on refugee issues; Dr. Jake McGee, gynecological oncologist, who talks with Julie (his patient) about how doctors and patients can talk frankly and realistically about cancer; Sherry MacLennan, of BC Legal Aid, on their new, highly interactive website for SRLs, MyLawBC; and Professor of Law Benny Tai, who is leading the Occupy movement in Hong Kong agitating for universal suffrage. Stay tuned for many great conversations with people doing amazing work in Canada and around the world.
We’re also very pleased to welcome Brauntë Petric, an intern from the University of Windsor’s Communications Department, to the podcast team. Brauntë has been hard at working editing and producing the podcast, and coming up with great suggestions for making “Jumping Off the Ivory Tower” better than ever!