Alan Young (lawyer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Alan N. Young is an associate professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3]

Young is the co-founder and director of Osgoode's Innocence Project, which seeks to investigate and overturn cases of wrongful conviction.[4][5]

Young has represented a number of clients in cases related to the government's ability to regulate consensual activities.[4] In 2005 he achieved a "groundbreaking" Supreme Court decision legalizing swingers clubs.[6] In 2008 he won a case in Federal Court ruling that parts of Canada's medical marijuana laws were unconstitutional.[7] In 2010 he persuaded the Superior Court of Ontario to overturn three key provisions of the Criminal Code related to prostitution in Bedford v. Canada.[3]


  1. ^ Faculty profile, Osgoode Hall, retrieved 2011-04-03.
  2. ^ Natalie Alcoba (27 October 2009). "Sex workers launch challenge of prostitution laws". The Province. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "York-led challenge helps strike down harmful prostitution law". York University. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Alan N. Young". Faculty Page. York University. 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Stephen Bindman (21 July 1997). "Search is on for innocent men: Students to use DNA tests". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Jessica Leeder (22 December 2005). "A NEW MEASURE OF DECENCY". Toronto Star. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ottawa loses marijuana fight". Vancouver Sun. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2011.