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Call for Presentations! Open Doors: Teaching and Learning Law for Justice

Mon, 2014-01-13 20:19 -- manager

Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference 2014

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

June 7-8, 2014

  

Legal education is a forum for considerations of justice as well as a path towards implementing justice in Canadian society. In recognition of this crucial role of legal education, several reports and academic articles have recently called for increased attention to access to justice issues in the context of legal education. The 2014 CALT conference will explore questions related to how law teachers and programs of legal education can promote access to justice and support ethical responsibilities around justice. We encourage conference presentations that explore this theme and related questions such as: How might diverse understandings of access to justice influence or direct legal pedagogy and student learning? What sorts of learning opportunities in legal education programs will contribute to access to justice objectives? In what other ways can law teachers and legal education programs facilitate access to justice? Are barriers to accessing legal education and the legal profession undermining access to justice? What are the roles of law teachers and formal institutions of legal education in responding to changes in the regulation of access to the profession? The conference will foster discussion of understandings of access to justice and of how we incorporate those understandings into law teaching and learning.

 

CALT invites proposals for the following:

individual project presentations, panels and roundtables on the theme of access to justice and legal education
proposals for teaching and learning workshops focusing on pedagogical innovation, particularly those that include active and experiential learning
proposals for subject-area teaching roundtables
short presentations of 5 minutes on teaching tips, avoidable disasters, and questions for reflection that will stimulate ongoing discussions at the conference.

 

Proposals should be a maximum of 250 words and may be submitted in French or English. We invite speakers and panels to present in either or both languages.

 

CALT is holding its annual conference in conjunction with the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) in 2014 at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  CLSA’s conference will begin on June 6, with June 7 designated as an overlap day for the two conferences and June 8 devoted to CALT. We are planning a joint graduate student workshop and lunch, and a joint CALT / CLSA dinner on June 7.

 

Please submit your paper, panel or workshop proposals by January 31, 2014 to:

Jennifer Koshan, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

koshan@ucalgary.ca  – indicate “CALT proposal” in the subject line please.

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