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Bringing calm to the court

Thursday, June 04, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Grant Cameron

The stereotypical view of Canada’s legal system is that of two legal zealots engaged in verbal fisticuffs on the courtroom floor, obsessively and passionately defending the interests of their clients.

While the system is adversarial, it doesn’t have to be that way, say academics who participated on a panel at a recent Law and the Curated Body Conference in Toronto organized by York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design.

Instead of deep partisanship, they say, lawyers can be...