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Assistant Professor Position York Criminology Program

Thu, 2016-09-08 14:44 -- manager

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Criminology

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2017


Department of Social Science


The Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017. More information about the undergraduate Criminology Program can be found online at Further details about the affiliate graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found at


The successful candidate must hold a completed PhD in Criminology or a related field with a primary focus on criminology. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and publication in the field of Criminology appropriate to their stage in career; and provide evidence of excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including an ability to teach in an interdisciplinary program. Although the area of research specialization is open, the successful applicant must have the ability to teach a large undergraduate Research Methods course that surveys the diverse quantitative and qualitative research strategies that have been applied to criminological topics. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the design, development and instruction of a small, upper-level practicum course for select Criminology honour students. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and be prepared to actively participate in the graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.


Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research agenda, a recent sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pages), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and summaries of teaching evaluation); and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Ross Building, S754, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.  Email: (Subject Line:  “Criminology Appointment”)


The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


Posting End Date:  October 31, 2016

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

Thu, 2016-08-04 12:20 -- manager
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Criminology & Sociolegal Studies - 1601062 

Job Field

Teaching Stream 

Faculty / Division Faculty of Arts and Science 




 St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting

 Aug 3, 2016 

Job Closing

 SEP 29, 2016, 11:59 EST 



 The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment in the areas of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have teaching expertise in a variety of topics in criminology, and law and society. He/she must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students' mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program.

Applicants must have a PhD in criminology, law, or a cognate social science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will show a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and teaching-related scholarly activities. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of criminology and sociolegal courses, and a statement on career goals) and teaching evaluations. If you have any questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. 

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email by 29 September 2016. Reference letters must be on letterhead and signed. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. 

For further information on the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, please visit our website

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


University of Wollongong-Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Law (4 x positions)

Mon, 2016-08-01 17:15 -- manager

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Law (4 x positions)

POSITION TYPE Continuing, Full Time Appointment (2 x positions) 
Fixed Term, Full Time Appointment (January - December 2018) (2 x positions)
CLOSING 21 August 2016
REF NO. 25824

The School of Law delivers a high quality award-winning LLB degree program, specialist postgraduate course programs, and supports a strong cohort of research students.  It has an established reputation for innovative, applied and interdisciplinary law-related research across law, culture and society. The appointees will contribute to the teaching, research, governance and community/professional engagement activities of the School by strengthening the Faculty’s expertise base in the teaching program and by adding research expertise and experience to the School’s Legal Intersections Research Centre.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is in the top 2% of universities worldwide and was the highest ranked university in NSW by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) in 2016. The School of Law has been at the top of the QILT rankings in 2015 and 2016 and has achieved  ‘above world standard’ (4) in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings in both 2012 and 2015.  It has an excellent reputation for the quality of its legal education and scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary research across law, society and culture.

The UOW School of Law is offering the opportunity for outstanding people to contribute to delivering high quality law programs, providing students with an exceptional experience, and engaging in world-class legal and interdisciplinary research. There are a number of positions available and appointment may be made at either Level B or C. These positions present an exciting opportunity to be part of a School which has a deep commitment to social justice, student-centred learning and personalised approaches to teaching.

We are looking for individuals who have a strong and demonstrated commitment to high quality research and an enthusiasm for teaching. Individuals with the following teaching expertise will be highly regarded criminal law, torts, legal skills, property, trusts, evidence and intellectual property and traditional knowledge.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work independently as well as being an excellent team member.  You will contribute to undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, as well as to curriculum development. You will actively participate in the governance activities of the School including promotional and professional engagement activities.

Candidates must address the Selection Criteria specified in the Position Description. 

Please Note: In your application please indicate if you would like to be considered for either a fixed term or permanent continuing appointment.

Assistant or Associate Professor Appointments-Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia

Fri, 2016-07-29 15:59 -- manager

As part of an exciting process of renewal and growth, the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for 3 – 6 tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The invitation is broad in scope and not limited to particular subject areas or methodologies. We especially encourage candidates whose research and teaching interests fall within Private Law (especially family law and business law).

The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. Situated within an outstanding public university, and located in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful cities in the world, we offer an inspiring environment for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to make a contribution to improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world.  More information about the Allard School of Law is available at and

The Allard School of Law seeks emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for international leadership as researchers and teachers. Our intent is to expand the junior ranks of the faculty. We are seeking candidates who will be among the global leaders in their respective fields within a decade. A LLB, JD, or equivalent law degree is required, and, absent exceptional circumstances, a PhD or SJD, completed or in progress, is also required. The successful candidates will have outstanding academic profiles, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the ability to contribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s internationally recognized law schools. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of JD and graduate students, to teach in the core curriculum, and to assume leadership roles within the School of Law appropriate to their rank.

We expect the appointments to commence July 1, 2017, with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications.  

Applicants should submit:

(1)     a cover letter indicating interest in an appointment at the Allard School of Law and describing:

a.     academic and research accomplishments,

b.     teaching experience (if any) and teaching interests particularly those among the courses in the School of Law’s first year or upper-level required curriculum or those mentioned in the subject areas above, and

c.     institutional contributions;

(2)     a curriculum vitae;

(3)     law and graduate school transcripts;

(4)     a research agenda for the coming 3-5 years;

(5)     the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to submit letters of reference (applicants should contact the referees and arrange for them to send their letters directly to the School of Law at;

(6)     two representative scholarly publications or, where publications are not available, other samples of written work (publications will not be returned); and

(7)     evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations), or, if no formal teaching experience, then evidence of teaching potential.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee ( by September 7, 2016. Referees should submit reference letters by the same date or as soon as possible thereafter. Unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The School of Law reserves the right to consider applications until the positions are filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit, is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community, and seeks to recruit candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

More information about the Faculty’s hiring interests may be posted from time to time at



CSLA Book Prize Shortlist / ACDS Prix du meilleur livre finalistes

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:41 -- manager

The Book Prize Committee is pleased to announce the shortlist for the prize for the best book in law and society published in 2015. The shortlisted books are the following, in alphabetical order:


Sarah Biddulph, The Stability Imperative: Human Rights and Law in China (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).

Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, False Security: The Radicalization of  Canadian Anti-Terrorism(Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).

David Fraser, “Honorary Protestants”: The Jewish School Question in  Montreal, 1867-1997(Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2015).


The prize winner will be announced in Calgary at the awards reception, Saturday, May 28, from5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Congratulation to the authors! 


Le comité du prix a le plaisir d’annoncer la liste des finalistes du prix pour le meilleur livre portant sur le droit et société paru en 2015. Les ouvrages retenus sont les suivants, en ordre alphabétique :


Sarah Biddulph, The Stability Imperative: Human Rights and Law in China (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).

Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, False Security: The Radicalization of  Canadian Anti-Terrorism(Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).

David Fraser, “Honorary Protestants”: The Jewish School Question in  Montreal, 1867-1997(Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2015).

Le gagnant sera annoncé à Calgary à la réception de remise des prix, samedi, le 28 mai, 17h00 à19h00.


Félicitations aux auteurs!

Final Program for CLSA Calgary

Mon, 2016-04-04 12:58 -- manager
SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016 / SAMEDI 28 MAI 2016
Event of Note:
Building A2SJ: An interdisciplinary Conversation about Problems and Solutions
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m-Murray Fraser Hall 2370. 
Interdisciplinary workshop on access to social justice, sponsored by the Faculties of Law and Social Work. To RSVP, click here
For information, please contact Lyndsay Campbell, 
(Unless otherwise specified, all CLSA events are held at Murray Fraser Hall.) 

Session 1: 8:30 am to 10:00 am / 8 h 30 – 10 h 00

1.a.      Law, Equality and Pluralism (room 3370)

Alana Klein (McGill University): Proportionality Analysis, Police and Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Distribution of the Health and Social Impacts of Criminal Law and Policy

Dana Phillips (York University): Equality by Evidence: Contesting Law with Fact in Cases of Lived Social Difference

Geoffrey Conrad (McGill University): Proportionality and Communities: Pluralizing the Culture of Justification

Chair: Ken Leyton-Brown (Regina)


1.b.      Law and Gender I (room 3340)

Lori Stinson (University of Ottawa): Reframing Pornography

Grace Tran (University of Toronto): Securing Borders, Securing States; Declaring Love, Declaring Selves: How Moments of Confrontation, Declaration and Identification at the Canadian Border Reproduce Circuits of Exclusion

Qian Liu (University of Victoria): A Relational Analysis of Chinese Single Women’s Marital Choices

Chair:  Josephine Savarese (Saint Thomas University)


1.c.      Law and Humanitarian Conflict (room 3330)

Madalena Santos (Carleton University): The Missing and Dead in Transitional Justice (South African Case Study

Rebecca Sutton (London School of Economics): How Law Shapes the Relationship between Humanitarian Actors and the Victims of Armed Conflict

Katrin Roots (York University): Canada’s Shifting Understanding of Human Trafficking and the Expanding Reach of the Criminal Justice System

Chair:  Kyle Kirkup (University of Ottawa)


Coffee Break: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, Student Lounge, 3rd floor / Pause-santé: 10 h 00 – 10 h 30,  Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage


Session 2: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm / 10 h 30 – 12 h 00

2.a.      Teaching Law and the Trinity Western Controversy (room 3370)

Blair Major (McGill University): The Trinity Western University Law School Proposal – Considered as an Opportunity for Community Building

Meredith Hagel (University of British Columbia): Who Should Decide? Freedom, Conflicting Authorities and Communities of Difference: The Law Society of British Columbia and Trinity Western University’s Proposed Law School

David DesBaillets (University of Quebec in Montreal): Magna Carta at 800: Happy Birthday or Identity Crisis?

Chair:  Howard Kislowicz (University of New Brunswick)


2.b.      Law, Insolvency and Freedom of Contract (room 3340)

Anna Lund (University of Alberta): The Hard Case of the Bankrupt Gambler

Alfonso Nocilla (University College London): Competing Visions of Corporate Insolvency Law

Virginia Torrie (University of Manitoba): Farm Debt Compromises during the Great Depression

Lulu Thomas-Hawthorne (University of South Africa): Constitutional Realisation of Substantive Freedom of Contract

Chair: Irina Ceric (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)


2.c.      Law and Gender II (room 3330)

Scharie Tavcer (Mount Royal University): Criminalization of non-disclosure of HIV/AIDS: A Chronological Review of Canadian Case Law concurrent with the Progression of Medical Knowledge and Advancements in Treatment

Maciej Karpinski (University of Ottawa): The Structure of Equality Rights Law and its Effects on the Relational Self: An Empirical Evaluation

Margaret Denike (Dalhousie University): Doesn’t Nature Matter? Sexual Difference and Evolutionary Thought in Contemporary Jurisprudence

Chair: Tia Dafnos (University of New Brunswick)


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, lunch provided (room 3360) / Assemblée générale annuelle 12 h 00 – 13 h 30, déjeuner fourni (salle 3360)


Session 3: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm / 13 h 30 – 15 h 00

3.a.      Law, Aboriginal Governance and Intellectual Property (room 3370)

Neil Craik (Waterloo): Impact and Benefit Agreements as Private Governance Domains

Aman Gebru (University of Toronto): A ‘Communal Bioprospecting Right’ for Intellectual Property Protection of Traditional Medicinal Knowledge

Chair:  Lori Stinson (University of Ottawa)


3.b.      Law and Environmental Regulation (room 3340)

Temitope Tunbi Onifade (University of Calgary): Public Interest Regulation of Non-renewable Natural Resource Funds: A Comparative Analysis of the Alaska Permanent Fund, The Alberta Heritage Fund and the Government Pension Fund of Norway

Rebecca Bromwich (Carleton University): Changing the Game: New Governance of Multinationals

Rahina Zarma (University of Saskatchewan): The Role of African Regional Institutions in Enhancing Regulation of Transnational Corporations in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry

Chair:  Maciej Karpinski (University of Ottawa)


3.c.      Law and Disability (room 3330)

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey and Freya Kodar (University of Victoria): Responding to the Abuse of Persons with Disabilities in Institutions of Care in Canada: An Assessment of the Remedies

Audra Ranalli and Bruce Ryder (York University): Undercompensating for Discrimination: An Empirical Study of General Damages Awards Issued by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, 2000-2015

Aloke Chatterjee (University of New Brunswick): Rethinking the Downside of Pursuing Disability Rights through Law

Chair:  Basil Alexander (Queen’s University)


Coffee Break: 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm, Student Lounge, 3rd floor / Pause-santé: 15 h 00 – 15 h 15, Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage


Session 4: 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm / 15 h 15 – 17 h 00

4.a.      Law, Queer Theory and Trans Discrimination (room 3370)

Kyle Kirkup (University of Ottawa): Law and Order Queers: Respectability, Victimhood and the State

Jan Buterman (University of Alberta): An Antecedent Obsession: On the utter wrongness of demanding legal names for trans student records

Chair: Alana Klein (McGill University)


4.b.      Recent Developments in Section 7 Charter Jurisprudence: Defining the Boundaries of Liberty in Canada (room 3340)

Panel Discussion

Joshua Sealey (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

Ola Malik (City of Calgary)

Chair: Nicole O’Byrne (University of New Brunswick)


4.c.      Rapey, Pornified and Prostituted? Dominant Discourses Revisited (room 3330)

Ummni Khan (Carleton University): Confessions and Ruminations of a Rape-Culture Apologist

Lara Karaian (Carleton University): Is “Revenge Porn” the Theory and the Practice?

Brian Simpson (University of New England): Sexting by Minors: By Consent or by Right?

Courtney Lockhart (Carleton University): “It’s happening here!” Anti-Trafficking Policy in the City of Ottawa – A Critical Analysis

Chair: Lise Gotell (University of Alberta)


4.d.      Determining Access – Working In and Around Law to Build and Support Indigenous Territorial Authority (room 3360)

Nicole Schabus and Janna Promislow (Thompson Rivers University): Indigenous Governance – Opportunities In and Around the Law

Brian Noble (Dalhousie University): Earth Conciliations: The Burgeoning Work of Indigenous Territorial Authority in Alliance with Settler Polities

Arthur Manuel (Secwepemc Nation, INET): Logging to challenge provincial and Assert Indigenous Jurisdiction

Sharon Mascher (University of Calgary): Intersections between Environmental Law and Indigenous Governance of Aboriginal Title

Chris Albinati (York University): The Power to Speak the Law: Energizing Indigenous Communities to Take Back Control of their Lands


AWARDS RECEPTION: 5 pm to 7 pm, Faculty lounge, 4th floor / Réception de remise des prix: 17 h 00 – 19 h 00, Salle des professeurs, 4ème étage



SUNDAY 29 MAY 2016 / DIMANCHE 29 MAI 2016

Session 1: 8:15 am to 10:00 am / 8 h 15 – 10 h 00

5.a.      International Law, Statelessness and Refugees (room 3370)

Ruth Amir (Yezreel Valley College): Article II(e) of the UN Genocide Convention: Children as a Protected Group

Amar Khoday (University of Manitoba): Rethinking Article 1F(a) and the Exclusion of Imperfect Soldiers

Zaglul Haider (York University): Unwrapping De Facto Statelessness: Biharis in Bangladesh

Chair:  Julie Falck (York University)


5.b.      Law and Policing I (room 3340)

Thomas Bud (University of Windsor): The Rise of Police Body-Worn Camera Programs in Canada and the United States: A Tool for Accountability or an Extension of the Surveillant Assemblage?

Tia Dafnos (University of New Brunswick): Securing the Nation-State: Emergency Management, Critical Infrastructure, and Supply Chains

Jihyun Kwon, Erick Laming and Scot Wortley (University of Toronto): Blind Faith? Empirical Research and the Adoption of Body-Worn Cameras in Canadian Policing

Jihyun Kwon, Ritualistic Reforms and Ceremonial Complaints: Revisiting the Evolution of Police Complaints System in Ontario

Chair:  David Wiseman (University of Ottawa)


5.c.      Law and Aboriginal Peoples (room 3330)

Tenille Brown (University of Ottawa): The Dreamcatcher “Spatial Heritage Database”: The Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Land Boundaries, Technological Innovation

Josephine Savarese (Saint Thomas University): Analyzing Erasures and Resistance Involving Indigenous Women in New Brunswick

John Kilwein (West Virginia University): Comparative Analysis of Parental Termination Cases in the Courts of Saskatchewan, Montana, and North Dakota

Chair:  Robert Hamilton (University of Victoria)


Coffee Break: 10:00 am to 10:30 am, Student Lounge, 3rd floor / Pause-santé: 10 h 00 – 10 h 30, Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage


Session 2: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm / 10 h 30 – 12 h 00

6.a.      Dementia, Law, and Aging: Hard Questions (room 3370)

Helene Love (University of Toronto): Can the Law of Evidence Accommodate People with Dementia?

Heather Campbell (University of Saskatchewan): Mind, Brain and Dementia: The Legal Consequences of Broad Definitions

Margaret Isabel Hall (Thompson Rivers University): Dementia, Advance Directives, “Heroic Measures” and Physician Assisted Death: Autonomy, Identity, Person-hood and Equality

Chair: Wendy Hulko (Thompson Rivers University)


6.b.      Law, Citzenship and the State (room 3360)

Doris Buss (Carleton University): Sexual Violence and ‘Conflict’ Minerals: Dis/ordering Insecurity

Giancarlo Fiorella (University of Toronto): ‘Guarimba’: Law and Citizenship at the Barricades in the 2014 Venezuela Protests

Miriam Zucker (University of Toronto): The Case of Women in Polygamous Marriages among the Bedouin Minority in Israel and the Question of State Intervention into Controversial Cultural Practices within the Family

Chair:  Ken Leyton-Brown (University of Regina)


6.c.      Law, Sentencing and Corrections (room 3340)

Janice Paskey (Mount Royal University): Creative Sentencing in Alberta: Benefitting Society through Community Projects

Adelina Iftene (Queen’s University): Double-Vulnerability: Mentally Ill Seniors in Canadian Penitentiaries

Qi Kong (University of Victoria): Current Community Corrections in China: A Comparative View

Joanne Minaker (MacEwan University): Confronting Rape: From Tropes on Sexual Violence to Law’s Treatment of Sexual Assault

Chair:  Anna Lund (University of Alberta)


6.d.      Modern and Humane? Debates About Punishment in Canadian Legal History (room 3330)

Ted McCoy (University of Calgary): Punishment and Mental Illness in the Early Modern Penitentiary

Aaron Henry (University of Alberta): “The Long Drop”: Capital Punishment and Pacification (1860 – Present)

Jean-Phillipe Crete (University of Alberta): Framework for the Canadian Exceptionalism? Exploring the Rise of Penology in Canada (1880-1960)

Discussants:     Frank Stahnisch (University of Calgary)

                        Ema Kurbegovic (University of Calgary


BOARD MEETING, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (room 3320) / Réunion du Conseil, 12 h 00 – 13 h 30 (salle 3320)

(Lunch on your own / Dîner libre)


Session 3: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm / 13 h 30 – 15 h 00


7.a.      Law and History (room 3370)

Bruce Ryder (York University): Canadianizing Hollywood: Provincial Film Censor Boards and the Production Code, 1929-1934

Ken Leyton-Brown (University of Regina): The Chinese Immigration Act: Implications for Chinese Immigrants in Early Saskatchewan

Nicole O’Byrne (University of New Brunswick): ‘A game of jurisdictional football?’: Métis-State relations in Saskatchewan during the Great Depression and WWII

Chair:  Hilary Young (University of New Brunswick)


7.b.      Law, Treaties and Honour of the Crown (room 3360)

Neil Vallance (University of Victoria): Exploring the Content of the Historic ‘sharing treaties’ between First Nations and the Crown

Andie Palmer (University of Alberta): Revisiting Ex Parte Indian Association of Alberta: Does the Mutua (Mau Mau) Decision Create a New Path to Honourable Crown Relations with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand

Julie Falck (York University): Agreeing to Disagree: Indigenous Land Rights and Agreement-Making in Australia

Chair:  Jennifer Raso (University of Toronto)


7.c.      Law and Policing II (room 3340)

Mariful Alam (York University): Infiltrating Dissent: Law, Governance and Covert Surveillance of Canadian Political Dissent

Erick Laming (University of Toronto): Police Use of Force Research in Canada: Limitations and Challenges

Amanda Glasbeek, Mariful Alam, Katrin Roots (York University): Narrowing the View: A Critical Analysis of Police Body Worn Cameras

Chair: Thomas McMorrow (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)


7.d       Law and Access to Justice (room 3330)

Richard Hartley (University of Texas): The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low Income Households in Texas

Charis Kamphuis (Thompson Rivers University): Indigenous Dispossession in the Global Economy: Law’s Promises and Pitfalls

David Wiseman (University of Ottawa): Framing Refugee Case File Analysis: Towards a Social Context Conception of Access to Justice

Chair:  Sara Ross (York University)


Coffee Break: 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Student Lounge, 3rd floor / Pause-santé: 15 h 00 – 15 h 30, Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage



Session 4: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm / 15 h 30 – 17 h 00

8.a.      Law and the Profession (room 3370)

Agnieszka Doll (University of Victoria): “Working for Free” or “Money for Nothing”?: Unveiling the Social Organization of Legal Aid Lawyering in the Context of Psychiatric Involuntary Admission Cases in Poland

Basil Alexander (Queen’s University): Ideals vs. Reality: Comparing Civil Litigation Principles, Litigant Contexts, and Lawyers’ Duties

Irina Ceric (Kwantlen Polytechnic University): Progressive Lawyering by Non-Lawyers: The Politics and Praxis of Law and Organizing

David Sandomierski (University of Toronto): Lineages and Path Dependency in Legal Education

Chair:  Ted McCoy (University of Calgary)


8.b.      Aboriginal Law and Sovereignty (room 3360)

Karen Drake (Lakehead University): A Liberal Defence: Aboriginal Rights and the Legitimacy of Crown Sovereignty

Thomas McMorrow (University of Ontario Institute of Technology): Heavy the Head that Wears the Crown, Heavier those that Don’t?

Robert Hamilton (University of Victoria): Dispossession by Legislation: New Brunswick’s 1844 ‘Act for the Management and Disposal of Unused Indian Reserve Lands in This Province’

Brad Morse (Thompson Rivers University): So What Will the SCC decision in Daniels v. The Queen really mean?

Chair: Amy Barrington (Maurice Law)


8.c.      Law and Religious Freedom (room 3340)

Brian Bird (McGill University): Examination of Conscience: Disentangling Conscience from Religion in the Charter

Howard Kislowicz (University of New Brunswick): Judging Religion and Judges’ Religions

Hilary Young (University of New Brunswick): Physician Conscientious Objection after Rasouli

Chair/Discussant: Ben Berger (York University)


8.d.      Electronic Monitoring of Forensic Mental Health Patients: Risks, Benefits, and Lawfulness (room 3330)

Elaine Gibson, Constance MacIntosh and Sheila Wildeman (Dalhousie University):

Paper One: Criminal Code and Administrative Law Aspects of Electronic Monitoring of Forensic Mental Health Patients 

Paper Two: Charter and Human Rights Code Considerations that are Engaged by Electronic Monitoring of Forensic Mental Health Patients

Discussant:      Glen Luther (University of Saskatchewan)


Graduate Student Social Event – The Den, MacEwan Hall (University of Calgary student centre), 8-11 pm. Please RSVP to

Activité sociale des étudiants diplômés - The Den, édifice MacEwan Hall (centre étudiant de l'Université de Calgary), 20 h à 23 h. Veuillez confirmer votre présence à



MONDAY 30 MAY 2016 / LUNDI 30 MAI 2016

[Overlap day with Canadian Association of Law Teachers / Journée d’activités conjointes avec l'Association canadienne des professeurs de droit]

Session 1:

9.a.      CLSA/CALT Graduate Student Methods and Approaches Café (Joint session with CALT) (8:15 am to 11:00 am, breakfast provided in 3rd floor lounge) (rooms 2370, 3342 and 3332)  / Étudiants diplômés de l'ACDS/ACPD : Café-rencontre portant sur la méthodologie et l'approche (séance conjointe avec ACPD) (8 h 15 à 11 h 00, déjeuner offert au Salon du 3e étage) (salle 2370, 3342 et 3332)


9.b.      Socio-Legal and Historical Scholarship: Digital Opportunities and Challenges (8:30 am to 10:30 am) (room 3370)

This panel will be composed of two short workshops on the possibilities offered by digitization in socio-legal and historical research and teaching, accompanied by a virtual “poster” session.  Participants include Mary Hemmings, Carolyn Strange, Lori Chambers, Andy Kaladelfos, Nicole O’Byrne, Ian Holloway, Simon Devereaux, Ian Milligan, and John Lutz.

Workshop One: Digitized Sources for Socio-Legal and Historical Research and Teaching: What’s New?

Workshop Two: Digital Projects in Socio-Legal and Historical Research: What’s New?


9.c.      Law and Technology (9:00 am to 10:30 am) (room 3340)

Nir Harrel (University of Ottawa): A Socio-legal Theory of the Regulatory Drift to Market Eugenics

Mike Zajko (University of Alberta): Internet Service Providers as Privacy Custodians

Greg Hagen (University of Calgary): Technological Neutrality, Reproduction and Interpretation

Derek McKee (Université de Sherbrooke): Airbnb and Uber: The Structure of Policy Argument

Chair:  Derek McKee


Coffee break: 10:30 to 11:00 am, Student Lounge, 3rd floor / Pause-santé: 10 h 30 – 11 h 00, Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage



Session 2: Plenary Panel 11:00 am to 1:00 pm / Session plénière 11 h 00 – 13 h 00


10. Implementing Recommendations #27 and #28 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

Speakers: Larry Chartrand (University of Ottawa), Aimée Craft (Manitoba), Sarah Morales (Ottawa), Karen Drake (Lakehead), Rebecca Johnson & Gillian Calder (University of Victoria)


LUNCH: 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Student lounge, 3rd floor (sponsored by Faculty of Law) / déjeuner: 13 h 00 – 14 h 00, Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage (fourni par la Faculté de droit).


Special Joint Session with the Canadian Historical Assocation / Réunion spéciale conjointe avec la Société historique canadienne

1:00 to 2:30 pm Crime and Violence in Early Modern England (Science A-15)

Louis A. Knafla (University of Calgary): Inter-personal Violence: The Way of the World in Late Elizabethan England

Ken MacMillan and Melissa Glass (University of Calgary): Most Cruell and Bloody Murther: Crime Reporting in Early-Stuart England

Andrea McKenzie (University of Victoria): ‘His Barbarous Usages’, Her ‘Evil Tongue:’ Spouse Murder and Exculpatory Narratives at the Old Bailey, 1674-1790

Chair: Simon Devereaux (University of Victoria)


Session 3: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm / 14 h 00 – 15 h 30

11.a.    Sexual Offending Against Children: Digital Historical Perspectives (room 3370)

Participants: Lori Chambers (Lakehead University); Andy Kaladelfos (Griffith University); Carolyn Strange (Australian National University)

Chair/Discussant: Lyndsay Campbell (University of Calgary)


11.b.    Law and the Welfare State (room 3340)

Kerri Scheer (University of Toronto): Legal Remedy at Arm’s Length: A Case Study of the Canadian Health Professions’ Disciplinary Tribunals

Poland Lai (York University): Regulation Matters: Quality of Care in Long Term Care Homes in Ontario

Jennifer Raso (University of Toronto): Navigating the ‘Grey Area’: Administrative Discretion as Collective and Negotiated

Chair:  Mike Zajko (University of Alberta)


11.c.    Law, Condominiums and Banking Regulation (room 3330)

Randy Lippert (University of Windsor), Stefan Treffers (York University), Thomas Bud (University of Windsor): Condominium Crime and Regulation: Classification and the Prospects of Discovering the Unusual Suspects through Law Reform

Elizabeth Toomey (University of Canterbury): Does your Condominium Need Replacement or Repair? The New Zealand Experience

Chair:  David Sandomierski (University of Toronto)


Coffee Break: 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm, Student Lounge, 3rd floor / Pause-santé: 15 h 30 – 15 h 45, Salle des étudiants, 3ème étage


Session 4: 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm / 15 h 45 – 17 h 00

12.a.    Law and Municipal Governance (room 3370)

Alexandra Flynn (York University): Messy Governance: (Re)Creating Boundary Lines in Toronto

Sara Ross (York University): Community Subcultural Wealth: Energizing and Preserving Subcultural Music Communities Through the Agent of Change Principle

Graham Hudson (Ryerson University): Citizenship, Belonging, and the Sanctuary City Movement in Toronto

Ola Malik (City of Calgary): Homeless Rights and the Use of Public Space: On a Collision Course?

Chair:  Maura Matesic (York University)


12.b.    Parents, Children and the Law in Canada: Historical Perspectives (room 3340)

Eric Reiter (Concordia University): Paternal Authority, Opposition to Marriage, and Family Honour

Peter Gossage (Concordia University): “Il n’a pu empêcher le fait qui a causé le dommage”: Fathers, Sons, and Civil Damages in Quebec, 1920-1960

Lori Chambers (Lakehead University): What Makes a Man a Father in Canadian Law?

Chair: Robert Rutherdale (Algoma University)



Enmax Conservatory, Calgary Zoo

Drinks 6 pm, Dinner 7 / “5  à 7” 18 h 00, Dîner 19 h 00

Guest speaker: John P.S. McLaren / Conférencier: John P.S. McLaren. "Empires, Colonies and Legacies: Widening the Lens of Law and History"


Getting there by LRT:

The easiest way to get to the zoo is by LRT (aka “CTrain”). Calgary has two LRT lines, which overlap and ultimately cross on 7th Avenue SW, downtown. You board the north-south LRT line either at the University Station or at Banff Trail (if you’re leaving from Motel Village) and travel south (toward Somerset-Bridlewood) until you cross the Bow River and enter the fare-free zone on 7th Avenue. Get out at one of the platforms on 7th Avenue and wait for the next east-west train bound for Saddletowne. Get off at the zoo station and follow the signs to the main entrance.

Of course, if you are starting from downtown, simply take an eastbound train toward Saddletowne, get off at the zoo and follow the signs.

Tickets are bought at machines on or near the station platforms. Quite likely no one will ask you for a ticket, but inspectors do pass through the trains from time to time.


Head west on a train bound for 69th Street. Unless you’re staying downtown, transfer on 7th Avenue to a train bound for Tuscany and get off at Banff Trail or the University station. 

This is the CTrain map:



If you are driving, go south on University Drive or Crowchild Trail to Memorial Drive. Take Memorial Drive east to the Zoo exit, St. George’s Drive / 12th St. NE. Follow the signs to the parking lots, which are north of Memorial Drive. The Zoo entrance is at the south end of the parking lot.

It is a pleasant but not inconsiderable walk (allow ten or fifteen minutes) from the main gates of the Zoo to the dinner venue. If you have mobility issues and will need to park close to the venue, please contact Lyndsay Campbell (, and she will arrange parking at a smaller lot much closer to the dinner venue. The road across St. George’s Island, where the Zoo is, is closed for construction of a berm (to protect the Zoo against future floods), so you will need separate instructions to this lot.


At the Zoo:

Your dinner ticket includes the price of admission to the Zoo. If you arrive early, you are welcome to stroll around and enjoy the animals. Since the grounds close at 6 pm, security will begin herding you toward the Enmax Conservatory at that time, where you will be able to find wine. If you arrive after 6 pm, announce your destination to the people at the gate, and they will send you on your way. If you arrive after 7:15, press the button on the intercom to the left of the main gate to reach security, and they will send help. But don’t be that late, because we will have eaten a good portion of the food.

You walk south from the main gates toward the river and the island. (Don’t go into the North American exhibit or the Prehistoric Park.) You cross a bridge and head for more or less the centre of the island. You may possibly pass gorillas or flamingoes. The attached map is somewhat peculiar, in that you must imagine that the two dock-like things are actually connected into a bridge. The Enmax Conservatory is number 5 on the map, and the pavillion part of it, where our event will be, is circled.


Pour vous rendre par le SLR :

Le moyen le plus facile pour se rendre au zoo est en utilisant le SLR (train léger, “CTrain”). Le SLR de Calgary a deux lignes, qui se chevauchent et, en fin de compte, se croisent à la 7th Avenue SW, au centre-ville. Vous devez prendre la ligne nord-sud, soit à la Université Station ou à Banff Trail (si vous quittez de Motel Village) et vous diriger en direction sud (vers Somerset-Bridlewood) jusqu'à ce que vous traversiez la rivière Bow (Bow River) et franchissiez la zone de transit sans frais à la 7th Avenue. Sortez à l'une des plates-formes de la 7th Avenue et attendez le prochain train est-ouest à destination de Saddletowne. Descendez à l'arrêt du zoo et suivez les panneaux vers l'entrée principale.

Évidemment, si vous partez du centre-ville, il suffit de prendre un train vers l'est en direction de Saddletowne, de descendre au zoo et de suivre les panneaux.

Vous pouvez vous procurer des billets aux machines situées sur les plates-formes, ou à proximité de celles-ci. Il est fort probable que personne ne vous demandera pour votre billet, mais les inspecteurs vérifient les trains de temps en temps.

Retour :

Dirigez-vous vers l'ouest sur un train à destination de 69th Street. Sauf si vous séjournez au centre-ville, veuillez effectuer un transfert à la 7th Avenue en prenant un train à destination de Tuscany et descendez à Banff Trail ou la University Station. 

Voici la carte du CTrain :


En voiture :

Si vous êtes en voiture, allez vers le sud sur la University Drive ou Crowchild Trail jusqu'à Memorial Drive. Veuillez prendre Memorial Drive est jusqu'à la sortie du zoo, “St. George’s Drive / 12th St. NE.” Suivez les panneaux vers les stationnements, qui sont situés au nord de Memorial Drive. L'entrée du Zoo est à l'extrémité sud du stationnement.

La marche partant des portes principales du Zoo jusqu'au lieu du souper est agréable, mais considérable (veuillez allouer de dix à quinze minutes). Si vous avez des problèmes de mobilité et avez besoin d'un stationnement à proximité de l'endroit, veuillez communiquer avec Lyndsay Campbell (, et elle organisera votre stationnement dans un lieu plus petit et beaucoup plus près du lieu du repas. La route qui passe à travers la St. George's Island, où est situé le Zoo, est fermée en raison de la construction d'une berme (pour protéger le Zoo des inondations), donc vous devez prendre un itinéraire différent pour ce stationnement.


Au Zoo :

Votre billet pour le souper comprend le prix d'entrée au Zoo. Si vous arrivez tôt, sentez-vous à l'aise de vous promenez et d'aller voir les animaux. Puisque les lieux ferment à 18 h, le service de sécurité commencera à vous diriger vers l'Enmax Conservatory, où vous trouverez le vin. Si vous arrivez après 18 h, veuillez aviser les gens à la porte de votre destination et ils vous dirigeront dans la bonne direction. Si vous arrivez après 19 h 15, appuyez sur le bouton de l'interphone à gauche de la porte principale pour parler au service de sécurité, et ils enverront quelqu'un. Mais ne soyez pas en retard, car nous aurons mangé une bonne partie de la nourriture.

Vous devez marcher vers le sud à partir des portes principales vers la rivière et l'île. (N'allez pas vers la North American exhibit ni le Prehistoric Park.) Traversez le pont et dirigez-vous plus ou moins vers le centre de l'île. Il se peut que vous passiez devant des gorilles ou des flamants roses. La carte ci-jointe est quelque peu étrange, car vous devez imaginer que les deux choses qui ressemblent à un quai sont effectivement reliées à un pont. Sur la carte, l'Enmax Conservatory est identifié par le numéro 5, et son pavillon, où notre événement a lieu, est encerclé.







CLSA Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize-Le Prix Roderick A. Macdonald dédié à la mémoire du renommé professeur canadien ACDS

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Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize.

The inaugural ACDS-CLSA 2016 Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize dedicated to the legacy of a well-known Canadian scholar is inviting submissions. Under a generic name, this prize has been awarded annually for the best essay on a topic in law and society written by a graduate student at a Canadian university.

Graduate students at Canadian universities are invited to submit papers in English or French on socio-legal issues, past, present and future. Papers should be approximately 8000 words long and should be submitted in .doc or .docx format. Papers must be submitted by March 30, 2016 to Josephine Savarese (, Chair of the ACDS-CLSA Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee. The prize winner will be announced during the Congress 2016 meetings of the ACDS-CLSA in Calgary, Alberta. We welcome your submissions.

Le Prix Roderick A. Macdonald dédié à la mémoire du renommé professeur canadien. 

Pour la première fois en 2016, l’ACDS-CLSA annonce le Prix Roderick A. Macdonald dédié à la mémoire du renommé professeur canadien du même nom et lance une invitation à la soumission de candidatures. Ce prix a été attribué annuellement par le passé sous un nom générique afin de récompenser le meilleur essai sur un sujet portant sur le droit et la société écrit par une étudiante ou un étudiant inscrit aux études supérieures dans une université canadienne. Les étudiantes et étudiants sont invités à soumettre un essai écrit en anglais ou en français portant sur l’une ou l’autre question passée, présente ou future d’ordre sociolégal. Les essais devraient compter au plus 8000 mots et soumis en format .doc ou .docx. Les essais doivent être soumis au plus tard le 30 mars 2016 à Josephine Savarese (, présidente du comité pour le prix Roderick A. Macdonald de l’ACDSCLSA pour un essai écrit par une étudiante ou un étudiant aux études supérieures. La ou le récipiendaire du prix sera annoncé lors de la rencontre de l’ACDS-CLSA qui aura lieu dans le cadre du Congrès 2016 à Calgary, Alberta. Nous sommes prêts à recevoir vos soumissions.

Call for Submissions - 2016-The Quebec Journal of International Law-RQDI

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Call for Submissions - 2016



The Quebec Journal of International Law (RQDI: Revue québécoise de droit international) is seeking manuscripts for the preparation of its upcoming issues. Since its inception, the journal’s mission is to report on research and practice in the field of international law within the public, private and compared area, in French, English and Spanish. With this in mind, the journal publishes studies, notes and comments, and also some international jurisprudence that has influenced the practice of international law in Quebec and reviews of books on international law


The RQDI readership is made of academics, lawyers, legal practitioners and students from around the world. Law and public administration libraries as well as many Canadian, American and European universities, make up an important part of the institutional subscribers to the Journal. The RQDI is also a reference guide for companies, law firms and lawyers working in government agencies. In this perspective and in order to meet the international and diverse content needs of the Journal, the RQDI encourages contributions from academics, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students to submit manuscripts in line with its mission.


The manuscripts submitted to the RQDI are subject to an anonymous and rigorous scientific evaluation through a peer review. The Reading Committee with the assistance of the Editorial management team ensures the scientific quality of all manuscripts published by the Journal.


The articles submitted to the reading committee should count a maximum of 12 000 words, excluding footnotes. The manuscripts should be submitted under a ". Doc or. Docx" format using Microsoft Word. The Journal has taken up the writing protocol of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th Edition, and complies with the rules of the legislative drafting style of the RQDI, published by LexisNexis. In addition, the submissions must include a 300 words (max.) abstract written in English, French or Spanish.


Should you wish to submit a manuscript or contact our editorial board for further information, please send an email to

Canadian Law and Society Association Mid-winter Meeting-Waterloo-Association de droit et société réunion d'hiver-Waterloo

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Canadian Law and Society Association
Midwinter Meeting
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
University of Waterloo
Hagey Hall (HH), Room 373
Program Schedule
Saturday, January 16th
9:00-9:30: Welcome (coffee & refreshments)
9:30-11:00: Session 1: Law, Legitimization, and Legal Identities
Chris Albinati (Osgoode Hall Law School), “Indigenous Blockades and the
Power to Speak the Law: Towards a Theory of Aboriginal Title and Rights
Holders Grounded in Indigenous Legal Orders”
Daniel Huizenga (York University), “Aboriginal Title and Living
Customary Law in South Africa”
Farah Chowdhury (Queen’s University), “Immigration through Marriage:
A Case Study of Bangladeshis in Toronto”
11:00-11:15: Break
11:15- 12:45: Session 2: Law, Regulation, and Legal Pluralism
Derek McKee (Université de Sherbrooke), “Airbnb and Uber as
Regulatory Challenges”
Susan Brophy (University of Waterloo), “Legal Pluralism and its
Explanatory Limitations in Legal History”
12:45-2:00: Lunch (provided)
2:00-3:30: Session 3: Law, Politics, and Institutions
David Sandomierski (University of Toronto), “Tensions in Legal Education”
Jeffrey B. Meyers (University of British Columbia), “The End of Legal and
Political Autonomy and the Rise of Constitutionalism in the Twenty-First
Joel Bakan (University of British Columbia), “The Legal Form of the
Corporation: Still Crazy After All These Years”
3:30-3:45: Break (coffee & refreshments)
3:45-5:00: Session 4: Legal Meaning and Interpretations
Matt McManus (York University), “Dignity Oriented Approaches to Human
Dustin Gumpinger (University of Toronto), “The Absence of Evidence in
Aboriginal Rights and Title Jurisprudence: Weighing the Supreme Court of
Canada’s Approach.”
* Thomas McMorrow (UOIT), “Who is to Uphold the Honour of the Crown?”
(changed from Session 2)
4:00-6:00: Canadian Journal of Law and Society Board Meeting, Hagey Hall, Room 334,
University of Waterloo
6:30: Dinner & Social- My Thai, 51 King Street North, Waterloo
Sunday, January 17th
9:00-12:00: CLSA Board Meeting, Hagey Hall, Room 373, University of Waterloo
Location, Parking and Transportation Information
The main entrance to the University of Waterloo is located at the intersection of
University and Seagram Avenues. Hagey Hall (HH on the map) is located just off Ring
Road, which is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the main entrance. The campus is a
short distance from Uptown Waterloo and the Delta Hotel and is accessible via public
transportation. The walk between the Delta Hotel and the campus generally ranges
between 20-30 minutes.

2016 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting-Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2016)

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2016 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 85th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences - Energizing Communities Call for Papers
The program committee of the Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for its Annual Conference to be held during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary. The theme for Congress 2016, “Energizing Communities,” provides an excellent opportunity for law and society scholars to explore law’s place in community building and the fostering of pluralistic relationships. We welcome proposals for papers in any area of Law and Society and socio-legal scholarship. We encourage participants to submit suggestions for complete panels and roundtables. Panel organizers should include the following in their submissions: a thematic overview of no more than 500 words, abstracts for each paper (250 words or less), a title for the panel, a one page CV for each presenter and a suggested chair or discussant. Individual submissions are most welcome and should include the following: a title, an abstract (250 words or less) and a one page CV. Please indicate in your submission if you are willing to serve as a panel chair. We are open to having a number of panels that focus on particular themes such as legal history, religious freedom, gender & sexuality, law & technology and indigenous legal knowledge. It may be helpful for presenters to know that the CLSA conference will overlap with the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers on May 30 & 31. There will be a number of events dedicated to graduate students. The conference keynote speaker will be Prof. John McLaren, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, who will deliver his address at the banquet on May 30. Professor McLaren served as the first Dean of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law.
Where: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB When: May 28-30, 2016 Deadline: January 31, 2016 Submission information: Please forward panel and paper proposals by email attachment to Nicole O’Byrne, CLSA Vice-President (Conferences) at Please put your last name and the words “CLSA submission” in the subject line. Presenters must be members of the CLSA. They must also register for Congress and pay the Congress fees, including the society fee for the CLSA. Information about registration, accommodation and other Congress activities is available on the Congress website:
Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2016)
Université de Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Le 85e Congrès annuel des Sciences humaines : L’Énergie des communautés
Appel de communications
Le comité des programmes de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions en vue de sa Conférence annuelle qui aura lieu lors du Congrès des Sciences humaines 2016 à l’Université de Calgary. Le thème du Congrès 2016, L’Énergie des communautés, offre une excellente occasion d’explorer la place du droit dans le renforcement des collectivités et le pluralisme communautaire.
Toutes contributions relatives aux disciplines s’intéressant au droit et société, ainsi qu’aux recherches sociojuridiques sont bienvenues. L’Association encourage les participants à soumettre leurs contributions pour des présentations individuelles et des tables rondes. Les organisateurs de tables rondes doivent nous faire parvenir l’aperçu thématique (500 mots maximum), le résumé de chaque présentation (250 mots maximum), le titre de la table ronde, le curriculum vitae (1 page) de chaque orateur, ainsi que le nom d’une personne qu’on propose comme modérateur. Les propositions de présentations individuelles doivent inclurent : un titre, un résumé (250 mots maximum) et un curriculum vitae (1 page). Veuillez aussi indiquer si vous souhaitez siéger en tant que modérateur. L’ACDS accueille tout particulièrement les propositions pour des groupes de discussion portant sur des thèmes reliés à l’histoire juridique, la liberté de religion, le genre et la sexualité, le droit et la technologie, ainsi que les questions juridiques relatives aux autochtones.
Il pourrait s’avérer utile aux personnes qui présentent de savoir que la réunion annuelle de l’ACDS coïncide avec le Colloque annuel de l’Association canadienne des professeurs de droit, le 30-31 mai 2016. De nombreuses activités sont prévues pour les étudiants diplômés. Le professeur émérite John McLaren de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Victoria sera le conférencier principal. Professeur McLaren a été le premier doyen de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Calgary. Sa présentation aura lieu lors du banquet le 30 mai.
Lieu : Université de Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Dates du Congrès : du 28-30 mai 2016
Échéancier : Le 31 janvier 2016
Format : Toutes les communications doivent être soumises en pièces jointes, par courrier électronique, à Nicole O’Byrne, vice-présidente (conférences) de l’ACDS à Veuillez indiquer votre nom de famille, ainsi que les mots Contributions ACDS dans le champ « Objet ». Pour présenter, vous devez être membre de l’ACDS. Vous devez aussi compléter votre inscription au Congrès et acquitter les frais d’inscription au Congrès, qui comprennent aussi les frais de conférence pour l’ACDS.
Des renseignements supplémentaires portant sur l’inscription, le logement et le programme des activités du Congrès sont offerts sur le site Internet du Congrès à