Annual Meeting of the World Institute for Research and Publication (WIRP) Law

Omar Ha-Redeye  is one busy guy, but he sure knows something about time management.
In the midst of writing his Ontario bar exams and blawging over at Slaw, Law is Cool and his personal blog, he recently presented not one, but two papers at the Annual Meeting of the World Institute for Research and Publication (WIRP) . See Omar’s post at slaw.ca here.
Here is the WIRP Law program description:
“In 2010 we will be for the first time, meeting online. As result of the effort of researchers all around the world, lawyers are going to make a more sustainable conference. WIRP Law saves travel costs and can avoid tons of CO2 from airline emissions.

Academicians and practitioners are allowed to present new researches and discuss current issues without sacrificing the communication efficiency. This will open access to researchers of every part of the globe using WIRP’s online platform.

WIRP is divided in thematic areas and the participants can at any time attend the previously available presentations during the event. The debates occur in our virtual rooms with resources of audio and video, making possible all the interactions between the participants without costs of locomotion and lodging. Likewise, making possible and viable the participation of any researcher, independent of its place of origin.”

Admittedly, I was in court today so I regrettably missed Omar’s presentations, but I have read both papers and listened to his PowerPoint presentations:
Admissibility of Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Reports
Media Narratives in Times of Turmoil: Depictions of Minorities in Canada Post 9/11 (co-authored with Daniel Simard, an Osgoode/York student who presented an abbreviated version of his M.E.S. thesis).
I am presenting my paper, Litigation or Arbitration?: Forum Selection and Arbitration Clauses and the Prospects for Adjudicating International Human Rights Claims in Canada on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 2 p.m. (EST) (or 18:00 pm GMT).
The format of the WIRP Law conference is intriguing. It resembles the Acrobat Connect Pro online format we use in the Advanced Legal Process course which I teach at the Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA) program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. I hope some readers drop by and check out the excellent roster of speakers and cutting edge legal topics.

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