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CLSA Mid-Winter Meeting Schedule

Fri, 2014-01-03 19:32 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association

Midwinter Meeting

January 11 & 12, 2014

Centre of Criminology and Social Legal Studies

University of Toronto

 

 

Program Schedule

 

Friday January 10, 2014

 

4:30-6:30       CJL&S Editorial Board meeting

 

 

Saturday January 11, 2014

 

Program Format

Please note that this year’s program is formatted on a series of topical roundtables. This format allows for the presentation of work-in-progress as we undertake to consider the emergence of new ideas, theories or methodologies. Presenters are asked to keep their opening remarks to 5-10 minutes and are encouraged to relate their work to the wider trends in law and society scholarship. Audience members will be encouraged to take this opportunity to reflect with presenters and share their views on the state of the field by exploring the “how?”, “why?”, and “so what?” questions that ultimately drive our research agendas.

 

 

9:30-9:45       President’s Opening Remarks

 

9:45-11:15     Roundtable 1                         “Victims” and the Law

 

Chair: Annie Bunting

 

“Actor network theory, feminism and criminology: seeing the victim of crime.”

Rashmee Singh (University of Waterloo), Dawn Moore (Carleton University)

 

“Exploring Classic Socio-Legal Remedies to (Un)Expected Examples of Sex Segregation Stemming From Jewish Divorce Refusal”

Yael Machitnger (York University)

 

“What is Self-Exploitation and is it a Consensual Crime?”

Lara Karaian (Carleton University)

“Beyond (Property and) Personhood: Reconsidering the Legal Status of Nonhuman Animals”

Maneesha Deckha (University of Victoria)

 

11:15-11:30   Break                        

 

11:30-1:00     Roundtable 2 Criminalizing Marginalized Populations and Legal                                     Geography                       

           

            Chair: Lyndsay Campbell

 

Lisa Wright (Carleton University), Marie-Eve Sylvestre (University of Ottawa), Nicholas Lamb (Carleton University), Menaka Raguparan (Carleton University)

 

Legal geography is an exciting and emerging field of study, which synthesizes the fields of critical legal studies and critical geography studies. Legal geographers examine the role of both law and space in governance strategies, assuming that law produces space and space produces law. In doing so, legal geographers avoid placing an emphasis solely on the role of either law or space in their analysis. Using a legal geography lens, legal geographers examine how law and space construct marginalized populations, such as drug users, sex workers and radical activists, as the subjects of control by criminal justice system and within the community. During this session the panelists will discuss how they are using a legal geography framework to examine the criminalization of marginalized populations and some of the questions they are still working through within their work. Panelists will keep their presentations to a minimum in order to provide time for a broader discussion with the attending audience.

 

 

1:00-2:00       Lunch (provided)                           

 

2:00-3:30       Roundtable 3      Property Theory, Environment and the International

 

Chair: Ken Leyton-Brown

 

Estair van Wagner  (Osgoode Hall Law School), Derek McKee (Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke), Anna Dolidze (Faculty of Law, Western University), Sara Seck (Faculty of Law, Western University)

 

Critical approaches to property law reveal the way in which Anglo-American conceptions of property as bounded and alienable undermine the goals of environmental protection. This roundtable discussion will examine the implications of contemporary critiques of Anglo-American conceptions of property for a reconceptualization of the possibility of legal solutions to environmental protection problems with local, global and transboundary dimensions. We will tentatively consider the following questions. How are current environmental protection laws influenced by Anglo-American understandings of property? What might critical approaches to property theory tell us about how environmental protection laws could be re-imagined? Do ENGOs have a role to play in promoting a critical property environment vision?

 

In addition, Brenna Keatinge (University of Toronto) will join this panel to discuss her current work regarding civic participation in land use governance in Boston and Toronto.

 

 

3:30-3:45       Break                        

 

 

3:45-5:15       Roundtable 4 “Establishing Law” – History, Education, Security & the                            State  

 

            Chair: Eric Reiter

 

“Race, Law, and the Early Canadian State”

Lyndsay Campbell (University of Calgary)

 

“Preliminary Articulations: Indigenous Feminist legal Pedagogy”

Emily Snyder (University of Victorian)

 

“Security – from use, exchange and the symbolic, to simulation, hyperreality and the beyond”

Martin Vihrenov Manolov (Carleton University)

 

“General Principles and the Role of Non-State Actors in the Creation of International Law”

Natalie Oman (UOIT)

 

 

 

5:30-7:30                   Evening Social Event – (Please see invitation below)

 

Dear CLSA Board, CJLS Editorial Board, CLSA members and friends of the

Association,

For those of you attending the mid-winter meetings January 10-12 (and for those members past and present who are in town and would like to visit) please join us for post conference / pre-board meeting  festivities and refreshments at my house 18:30 ­ 20:30 on Saturday January 11, 2014. Your partners are welcome to come along.

Jane McMillan, President CLSA

 

Sunday January 12, 2014

 

9:30-noon      Executive Meeting

 

Location & Parking Information

The Centre for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies is located in the Canadiana Building on the west side of Queen’s Park circle. Taking the subway is highly recommended given the lack of parking. The Queen's Park subway stop and the College streetcar are both about five minutes' walk from the Centre (walk north, toward the legislature building, and keep to the left/west branch of the Queen's Park circle).

If you do drive, the best place to park for Saturday is the underground lot at the Rotman business school on St George, just south of Bloor; but allow for 10 -15 minutes, to walk to the Centre. Leaving the lot, turn south on St George, then east (left) on Hoskin, and then right (south) on Queens' Park Crescent West, over the bridge. The Centre's building (Canadiana) is directly across the street from the main legislature building.

There is also metered parking around King's College circle and Hart House, but it's very expensive and not convenient.

Program Coordinator – Maura Matesic (York University) mmatesic@yorku.ca

Local Arrangements Coordinator – Mariana Valverde (University of Toronto) m.valverde@utoronto.ca

 

Tenure-track position, Legal Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Tue, 2013-12-17 16:40 -- manager

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of Legal Studies, commencing July 1, 2014 (pending budgetary approval). At the time of appointment, the successful applicant will have completed a PhD in any area pertaining to Legal Studies, such as Law and Society, Law and Justice, Legal History, Legal Theory, and Cultural Studies of Law. Candidates should have an active research agenda in any area related to Legal Studies.  We are interested in a candidate who can contribute to the growth and maturation of the Faculty's Legal Studies program. The Legal Studies program was founded in 2008, and is an interdisciplinary undergraduate B.A. program. Students can elect to concentrate on alternative dispute resolution, human rights, or information law, or remain in the comprehensive stream. The program as a whole emphasizes critical perspectives on law, law and social justice, law and diversity, and interdisciplinary approaches to law. Applicants with innovative areas of research are encouraged to apply.

For more information see http://hr.uoit.ca/working_at_uoit/career-opportunities/academic/index.php, Position 13-432.

Closes February 1, 2014 or until the position is filled.

Tenure Track Position, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, St Thomas University

Fri, 2013-12-13 15:36 -- manager
Tenure-Track Position in the Department of Criminology
 
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2014.
 
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 2,300. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the University holds four Canada Research Chairs.
 
The Department of Criminology has several programs, a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Applied Arts, a Certificate program, an Honours program, and also hosts an Endowed Chair. The Department faculty are multidisciplinary, with backgrounds in Sociology, Education, Psychology, History, Criminology, and Law. Areas of expertise are open, but the Department is seeking applicants who can identify and align their expertise within one or more of its course streams: Cultural Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Law and Society Studies, Child and Youth Studies, Police and Security Studies, and Theoretical and Methodological Studies. Fuller descriptions of the streams and the courses within them can be found in the University Calendar: http://w3.stu.ca/stu/academic/departments/criminology/default.aspx
 
The successful candidate will hold a PhD or near completion relevant to the Department’s course streams, and possess a research and publication record in their area. Applicants will have proven successful experience and potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Duties include teaching advanced undergraduate courses in the specialized areas of the candidate, and the ability to teach core courses such as Introductory, Theory, and/or Methods is an asset. Overall, we seek an excellent candidate who will complement existing interests and strengths within the Department.
 
Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Chris McCormick, Acting Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5G3. Electronic submissions may be sent to: mccormic@stu.ca.
 
Closing date: February 15, 2014, or until the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.
 
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Law's Encounters: Co-existing and Contradictory Norms and Systems

Mon, 2013-12-09 23:13 -- President

Canadian Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2014

June 6-8, 2014

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

 

Law’s Encounters: Co-existing and Contradictory Norms and Systems

 

Law is dynamic. Over the course of time, law changes within and across societies. These changes are influenced by the course that society takes and in turn, society changes based on the dictates of law. In the process of societal interactions, law becomes expressed in multiple forms. Some of these forms are complementary, others are contradictory. The focus of the Canadian Law and Society’s Annual Meeting in 2014 is law’s multiple encounters in navigating interactions in society. It involves an exploration of co-existing legal and socio-legal norms as well as the contradictions inherent in some of these encounters. We are interested in papers, panels and other groups that explore law’s encounters at the margins as well as the center.

Our broad theme explores several areas of socio-legal thought and scholarship including:

  • Disciplinary allegiances in socio-legal scholarship
  • Indigenous laws and traditions and other legal systems
  • Interactions between social norms, statute and other forms of legal expression
  • International law/norms and domestic law
  • Historical foundations of law’s multi-faceted encounters
  • New and emerging socio-legal encounters
  • Law’s encounters with gender, disability, race, health, age, criminalization etc.
  • Crises – war, terrorism, financial crises and others – and spontaneous development of laws in light of pre-exiting norms
  • Law’s encounters with difference

We invite proposals in these areas and others that explore the broad theme of the co-existences and contradictions inherent in law’s encounters with peoples, communities and broader society. Proposals may include but are not limited to:

  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Graduate student workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Research workshops
  • Author meets readers sessions

We also invite expressions of interest for chairing panels.

 

Please e-mail proposals of between 250 words to 300 words, including 2-4 keywords, institutional affiliation and contact details to Maura Matesic at mmatesic@yorku.ca by January 15, 2014. We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal.

 

Association Canadienne Droit et Société, Conférence annuelle 2014

6 au 8 juin 2014

Faculté de droit, Université du Manitoba

 

Rencontrer le droit : Systèmes et normes coexistants et contradictoires  

 

Le droit est dynamique. Les transformations du droit prennent place à l’intérieur d’une société mais peuvent aussi opérer à travers les sociétés. Les changements sont influencés par la course prise par la société et, au même temps, la société est transformée par les préceptes du droit. Au cours des interactions qui prennent place dans la société, le droit s’exprime en plusieurs formes. Ses formes peuvent êtres complémentaires ou contradictoires. L’intérêt de la Conférence annuelle 2014 est les divers rencontres du droit en navigant les interactions de la société. Cela comporte une exploration des normes légaux et socio-légaux coexistants en plus des contradictions inhérentes au cours de ces interactions. Nous cherchons des présentations, sessions, et d’autres groupes qui explorent les rencontres du droit aux périphéries mais aussi au centre. 

 

Notre thème explore plusieurs domaines de la pensée socio-légale incluant :

  • Allégeances disciplinaires du savoir socio-légal
  • Les lois et traditions indigènes et systèmes légaux alternatifs 
  • Les interactions entre les normes sociaux, le droit, et d’autres formes d’expression légale
  • Les droits/normes internationaux et le droit domestique
  • Les fondements historiques des complexités des interactions légaux  
  • Les rencontres légaux émergentes
  • Les rencontres du droit avec le sexe, les handicaps, la race, la santé, l’âge, la criminalisation
  • Les crises – guerre, terrorisme, financières, etc. – et le développement spontané du droit étant donné les normes préexistantes
  • Les interactions entre le droit et la différence      

 

Nous invitons des propositions concernant ces domaines ou d’autres qui explorent les coexistences et contradictions existants alors des rencontres entre le droit et les peuples, les communautés, et la société en générale. Les propositions peuvent inclure, mais ne sont pas limités à :     

  • Présentations
  • Sessions
  • Ateliers pour les étudiants de deuxième ou troisième cycle
  • Tables rondes
  • Ateliers de recherche 
  • Sessions d’auteurs rencontrant lecteurs 

 

Nous invitions aussi des expressions d’intérêts pour présider une session. 

 

Veuillez envoyer vos propositions de 250 à 300 mots, incluant 2 à 4 mots clés, affiliation institutionnelle, et coordonnées à Maura Matesic, mmatesic@yorku.ca, d’ici le 15 janvier 2014. Une reconnaissance de reçu de votre proposition sera envoyée.   

Two Year Sessional Assistant Professor Position, Law & Society Program, York University

Mon, 2013-12-09 16:19 -- manager

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

 

Department of Social Science

 

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications from qualified candidates for a two-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in the Law & Society program. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant field of the social sciences, law or the humanities; show promise of excellence in socio-legal research and publication in the field of Law and Society; and demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence and versatility in undergraduate, interdisciplinary teaching. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: socio-legal theory; law and governance; law and medicine; law and culture; disability and the law; social diversity and law; legal history; and legal narrative. The appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent.

 

Applicants should submit, in hard copy, a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly. Please include summaries of teaching evaluations and a sample of a recent publication in your application package.  Apply to: Professor Kimberley White, Chair, Department of Social Science, South 754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.

 

 

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. For contractually limited appointments, temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 

Associate Executive Director: Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Tue, 2013-12-03 12:20 -- manager

 

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)

is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and resourceful

Associate Executive Director

 

CAEFS is a national association of community-based charitable societies that work with marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized women and girls. 

 

The qualifications of the successful candidate will include:

  • Post secondary education in the Social Sciences or equivalent experience and/or training – LL.B. or J.D. an asset;
  • Proven management experience in personnel, finance and administration;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a volunteer board and committees, as well as with groups in the public and private sector and the community;
  • Knowledge of women's issues and demonstrated commitment to women’s equality initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, the legislative process and relevant government and private agencies;
  • Demonstrated fund raising abilities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in both French and English;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently;
  • Availability to travel and work on weekends.

 

The successful candidate will work with the current Executive Director for a period of time, with a view to assuming the position of the Executive Director.

 

If this sounds like your dream job, please submit your application by December 10, 2013

(including salary expectations) to:

 

CAEFS Hiring Committee

#701 – 151 Slater Street

Ottawa, ON

K1P 5H3

Email:  caefs@web.ca

 

 

Law and Magic Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, June 5-6, 2014

Tue, 2013-12-03 12:18 -- manager

Revealing the Links Between Law and Magic

A Conference Sponsored by the Law and Humanities Law Institute and

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

 

 

June 5-6, 2014

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

1155 Island Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

 

Call For Papers

On June 5 and 6, 2014, the Law and Humanities Institute, New York, New York (USA) and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (USA) will sponsor a Conference on Law and Magic.

Law and magic interact in many ways. Not only can the law influence the practice of magic, such as in the areas of freedom of speech and religion and intellectual property; but also magic can influence the law, such as in trial tactics and evidence. In addition, magic illuminates the crossroads of other law and humanities fields, such as the emerging area of law and neuroscience, rhetoric, and law and popular culture. Papers discussing or developing these or any aspect of the relationship between law and magic are welcome, especially those that further an understanding of the theory, underpinnings, and/or philosophy of the field. 

Materials and presentations will be in English. The organizers of the conference are Christine Corcos, Louisiana State University Law Center (christine.corcos@law.lsu.edu) and Julie Cromer Young, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (jcromer@tjsl.edu).

We invite you to submit an abstract of a 20-minute paper that you would like to deliver at the conference. Abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words and sent to Christine Corcos at the email address above accompanied by the author’s brief biographical statement. Please put “Law and Magic Conference June 2014” in the email subject line and submit the abstract and biographical statement no later than January 6, 2014.  We will send notifications regarding acceptance of presentations by February 1, 2014.

If you would like us to consider your paper for publication,  please indicate that in the body of your email.  Conference papers accepted for publication will appear in the Spring 2015 issue of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review.

Please address questions to Christine Corcos at the email address above

 

Job Posting: Assistant Professor -Cites and Innovation, Munk School, University of Toronto

Thu, 2013-11-14 16:10 -- manager

Assistant Professor – Cities and Innovation

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Closing date: January 10, 2014

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Comparative Political Economy of Cities and Innovation. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field related to Global Affairs. Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests with a broad understanding of the comparative political economy of growth and innovation. The School is especially interested in those candidates whose work relates to how cities and other sub-national units develop innovation-based growth policies, and their implications for growth and equity. The candidate ideally would have demonstrated ability to lead fieldwork globally, and possess in-depth knowledge on the innovation and growth process of more than one region. Familiarity with, and research interests in, the distributive consequences of innovation are encouraged as well.

Applicants must have excellent theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Masters of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job# 1301625.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact munkschool.director@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) per candidate profile.  Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters, at least one of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, at munkschool.director@utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 10, 2014.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: www.munkschool.utoronto.ca .

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. 

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice (Tier 2), York University

Mon, 2013-11-11 17:47 -- manager

 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice (Tier 2)

Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University seek to recruit and nominate a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice (Tier 2). The successful candidate will be cross-appointed between the two Faculties.
 
In making this appointment, we are seeking to further enrich the two Faculties’ strengths in the study of environmental justice, and Indigenous law and governance, and to deepen our appreciation of the interconnections between these fields of study. The Faculties embrace a broad definition of “environment”, and are open to a plurality of understandings of, and approaches to, the study of Indigenous environmental justice.
 
Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada's largest English-language law school, is committed to setting the standard for excellence in legal education and legal scholarship. Our innovative teaching program fosters a strong foundation in legal reasoning, diverse perspectives on law, and an understanding of law's transformative role in promoting a just society. Osgoode produces original and significant legal scholarship and prepares its graduates for leadership and service within the profession and beyond. Further information about Osgoode Hall Law School can be found at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/about/index.html.
 
FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice orientation, and values applied and action-oriented research. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.fes.yorku.ca
 
The successful candidate will have an active research agenda demonstrating:
• A critical, interdisciplinary approach;
• Community-engaged , participatory or action-research methods, including a knowledge of and commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing, and the implementation of research principles and protocols that achieve inclusive community participation under conditions that strive for mutual respect and equity; and,
• Intellectual leadership in the study of Indigenous environments, in/justice, Indigenous law and governance, and/or the study of resistance by Indigenous communities to environmental assaults on their territories.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a practice of, and commitment to, establishing genuine and meaningful connections with Indigenous communities; leadership in Indigenous communities or organizations; and/or successful experience engaging in mutually productive research partnerships with Indigenous communities in Canada or elsewhere.
 
According to the terms of the CRC program, Tier 2 nominees should:
• Be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity;
• Have demonstrated the potential to become an internationally recognized leader and to achieve international excellence in their fields in the next five to ten years;
• Be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and
• As a chair holder, have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers.
 
The successful candidate will be required to work with the Faculties and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation to prepare the formal CRC nomination. The Chair is subject to approval by the CRC program review process. Eligibility criteria and CRC program information can be found at the following website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca
 
Applicants should be Assistant or Associate Professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels. Absent exceptional circumstances, the successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in law or legal studies, environmental studies, political science, geography, or another relevant discipline; and the candidate is expected to have received her/his highest degree no more than ten years prior to nomination for the Chair.
 
The Chair will help strengthen the existing relationship between the two faculties which is already evidenced through cross-listed courses, faculty research collaborations, co-sponsored events, and the joint MES/JD degree program.
 
Both Osgoode and FES are committed to experiential learning. The two faculties are also committed to ensuring that the successful candidate’s contributions to teaching at the University will possess the necessary flexibility to allow for meaningful engagement in the candidate’s home community and/or community of study. This will involve the exploration of opportunities to engage in experiential learning and teaching initiatives, including intensive teaching terms or exchange programs. Candidates should demonstrate excellence and/or the potential of excellence in teaching and the dissemination of their research activities.
In making this appointment, Osgoode and FES are seeking to make progress towards creating a more supportive learning environment for Indigenous students. Preference will be shown for candidates who demonstrate the potential to support and mentor Indigenous students from both faculties.
 
This position, subject to final budgetary approval, will commence July 1, 2014.
 
Interested individuals should send an application that includes a c.v., cover letter, graduate and/or law transcripts, three letters of reference, copies of relevant publications, and a statement of teaching philosophy (including a note about how the candidate would envision making teaching contributions to both faculties) to be received as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, December 13, 2013 to: Nicole Salama, Secretary of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, e-mail: facultyrecruitment@osgoode.yorku.ca. Please note that electronic applications are stronglypreferred, and hard copies will not be returned. Candidates are also required to submit a statement demonstrating that they meet the criteria to be appointed as a Tier 2 CRC.
 
Applicants are invited to contact Professor Dayna Scott, Chair of the CRC Subcommittee of the Faculty Recruitment Committee at dscott@osgoode.yorku.ca.
 
Osgoode Hall Law School and FES are committed to equality and diversity. The Law School has an Employment Equity Plan, which aims to ensure that our faculty is reflective of the four designated societal groups identified in the federal Employment Equity Act: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from members of these groups and encourage candidates to self-identify in their initial applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with HRSDC regulations, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Call for Papers: Fifth Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property, and Society, Vancouver, BC

Mon, 2013-11-11 17:31 -- manager
The Association for Law, Property, & Society (ALPS) is a scholarly organization for those engaged in scholarship on all aspects of property law and policy including real, personal, intellectual, intangible, cultural, personal, and other forms of property. Its annual meeting brings together scholars from many disciplines to discuss their work and to foster dialogue among those working in property law, policy, and theory.
 
The 5th Annual Meeting of ALPS will be held in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, May 2-3, 2014.
We welcome proposals for papers or panels in any area of property law & society scholarship. Potential topics include:
• Aboriginal rights & title
• Eminent domain & regulatory takings
• Histories of property
• Housing/urban development/planning
• Inequalities of property
• Intellectual Property
• Land/environment/resources
• Property & civil rights
• Property law & economics
• Property & poverty
• Property transfers & risk
• Teaching property law
• Theories of property
 
Submissions may be of individual papers or of panels. Panel proposals may include a collection of paper presentations, roundtables, or book panels.
Submit proposals to alps2014@law.ubc.ca by 15 January 2014. Conference participation will be confirmed by February 15, 2014.
 
The standard length of each session will be 90 minutes and we expect sessions to include time for questions and discussion from the audience as well as presentation. Commentators are optional, but if included the papers need to be shortened to allow for audience questions and discussion.
 
If submitting a panel, submit individual paper abstracts as well as a panel abstract. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
 
Confirmed Speakers
The conference planning committee is excited to have arranged a leading group of speakers including:
• Joe Singer (Harvard)
• Andre van der Walt (Stellenbosch)
 
Visit the conference website for updates and more information: http://www.alps.syr.edu/
 

 

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