THE TEAM

Collared is a visual legal advocacy project supported by the Fund for Innovation in Law and Media (FILM) established at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, as well as in partnership with the Hennick Centre for Business and Law. This project is led by lawyers/filmmakers Étienne Trépanier and Garrick Apollon who are Fellows of the FILM initiative and Senior Fellows of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law of York University. One of the main goals of the FILM Initiative is to promote access to justice through documentaries about stories of people and the law.

GARRICK APOLLON

GARRICK APOLLON

A lawyer, scholar and producer, Garrick is  a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management and has several peer-reviewed publications in leading American law journals in the field of corporate governance and ethics. An alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law), Garrick has led a series of innovative learning projects in visual legal advocacy.  He is co-founder of VoirDire FILM, a Fellow of the FILM Initiative at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. COLLARED is Garrick’s debut feature length documentary and he oversaw the research and development of the project and led the interviews with the lead characters and subject matter experts and collaborated in the creative component of the project.

ÉTIENNE TRÉPANIER

ÉTIENNE TRÉPANIER

A lawyer, filmmaker and producer, Étienne is an expert in entertainment and communications law and has for many years maintained an active film production enterprise through Tenor Films. He directed and produced travel documentaries, which are distributed through a large network of cinemas and art houses in Canada and Europe. Étienne has also written, directed and produced visual advocacy campaigns for various organizations. Étienne is co-founder of VoirDire FILM, a Fellow of the FILM Initiative at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. With COLLARED, Etienne relied on his legal background to create an engaging visual legal advocacy film and performed the functions of director, cinematographer and editor.

VISUAL LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT AT YORK UNIVERSITY

A central aspect of the documentary COLLARED has been the engagement of university students in the development and production of this visual advocacy project. JD and JD/MBA students were involved in the development phase of the project through Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Osgoode has established the visual-advocacy-Fund for Innovation in Law and Media (FILM) to assist its law students, visual and digital technology experts, and members of the legal profession and judiciary in developing and delivering new visual advocacy approaches in the justice system.

STUDENT RESEARCH TEAM

Nadia Aboufarris

Nadia Aboufarris

JD'17

Jameel Lodhi

Jameel Lodhi

JD'18

Diana Pegoraro

Diana Pegoraro

JD'17

Dani Palter

Dani Palter

JD/MBA'19

Jessie Dewdney

Jessie Dewdney

JD'18

Katherine Shelley

Katherine Shelley

JD'17

Alvin Wang

Alvin Wang

JD'18

“So many aspects of our world are driven by digital and visual media. The possibilities for visual advocacy to enhance the justice system and enrich the quality of advocacy are tremendous” – Lorne Sossin, Dean (2010-18), Osgoode Hall Law School

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