Education Law @ Institute 2019: Current Trends and Emerging Issues in Student Discipline

  • March 13, 2019
  • Alexander Mincone, student-at-law, Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario

As part of the OBA’s 44th Institute, the Education Law Section reflected on the evolution of student discipline in the 10 years since major changes were introduced to the Education Act (Act). Lawyers and educators braved winter weather to attend the session chaired by Amanda E. Lawrence-Patel.

The session was split into three panels, with the following panelists: Samira Ahmed, litigation lawyer at Justice for Children and Youth; Luke Reid, staff lawyer at ARCH Disability Law Centre; Lauri Reesor, partner at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP; Jennifer Scott, chair of the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB); Patrick Case, chief equity officer and deputy minister, Education Equity Secretariat; and Merrill Matthews, education officer, Education Equity Secretariat.