In January 2020, Pablo Holmes arrived at the Schulich School of Law from his home country of Brazil to begin a term as a visiting scholar. Although COVID-19 has changed some of his plans, he’s decided to remain in Halifax until May and continue his research in the areas of constitutional law and political theory.
Together with the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Schulich Law prof Jocelyn Downie has developed an easy-to-use website app to help people to prepare a personal directive for health and personal-care decisions made on their behalf — a topic with heightened relevance given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Right now in Nova Scotia, there is much legal and political pressure to close large disability institutions where many persons have lived in highly regimented, isolated conditions. It’s something that Professor Sheila Wildeman is working to help make happen.