Call for Papers – Canadian Law and Society’s Mid-Winter Meeting & Symposium
This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting &
Symposium, which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick in
Fredericton, NB January 20-21, 2017. The Mid-Winter Meeting is a relatively small, informal
gathering and a great way to connect with CLSA members from across the country and to get
involved in the organization.
The theme for this year is Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon (the Wolastoqey word for Changing Minds,
Living the Truth) as part of our continuing engagement and response to the challenges put
forward in the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls to Actions. The keynote address,
“Sāsipihkēyihtamowin: Restorying the Indigenous Feminine in an Age of Reconciliation,” will be
delivered by Dr. Margaret Kress-White (Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB). David Perley, the
Director of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, and Imelda Perley, UNB’s Elder-in-Residence, will
host a traditional welcome ceremony to which all are invited to participate. Members are
strongly encouraged to organize round table discussions or panels around the main theme as
well as other issues within socio-legal scholarship such as law and religion, crime and punishment,
socio-legal methods, legal history or any other research area that is of interest. Individual
submissions for paper presentations are also welcome.
Please send a brief abstract or description of your roundtable, panel or individual paper (up to
250 words) to Nicole O’Byrne (email@example.com) no later than 20 December 2016. The
CLSA board meeting will take place late afternoon Saturday January 21st. Please note that all
presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the conference. There is no charge for
registration but please let us know if you plan to attend.
We hope to see you in Fredericton in January!
Dr. Lyndsay Campbell, President
Dr. Nicole O’Byrne, Vice-President (Conferences)
Artwork courtesy of Christi Belcourt