Stephen Fields

Tales of self-litigants don't support ideals of access to justice, law researchers discovering

It was Abraham Lincoln who once famously remarked “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

That may have been conventional wisdom back in the days when Honest Abe was U.S. President and a former attorney himself, but these days, growing numbers of individuals are opting out of hiring a lawyer when they go to court and choosing instead to represent themselves.

Engineering dean to discuss vision for Centre for Engineering Innovation

In just a few short weeks, the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation will open its doors to a new crop of first-year students. When they graduate four years from nowif Mehrdad Saif has his waythey’ll be as well-versed in sculpture, classical music and business acumen as they are in designing bridges, automobiles and electronic devices.

Trudeau's historic statement a starting point for LGBT acceptance, prof says

Back in the late 1960s, then Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced legislation that would ultimately decriminalize homosexuality, noting in a famous quote that “the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.”

Although he was just a teenager at the time, sociology professor Barry Adam remembers that statement being a definitive point in Canada’s history but acknowledges that it was just a starting point on the road to greater acceptance for the LGBT community.

Student mixes love of history with passion for muscle cars

Evan Suntres is astute enough to see the irony in the research path he’s chosen.

A master’s student in history, he is studying a phenomenon which he suggests saw conservative males turn to muscle cars as a way of expressing their masculinity in reaction to such social upheavals of the 1960s as the anti-war and women’s liberation movements.

A self-described political moderate, he’s also in the process of restoring his own 1973 Ford Mustang fastback.