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CLSA Meetings

Appel de propositions: Association canadienne droit et société , Congrès 2015

Wed, 2014-10-08 18:19 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association canadienne droit et société

Congress/ Congrès 2015

Appel de propositions

Université d’Ottawa, Ontario

3-5 juin 2015

 

L’association canadienne droit et société vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour la prochaine rencontre annuelle qui aura lieu à Ottawa lors de la tenue de son prochain Congrès en 2015. Dans l’esprit de notre thème annuel ‘’Idées capital’’, nous vous invitons à soumettre toute proposition de communications, de panels ou de présentations qui s’engagent dans cette vaste réflexion portant sur la notion du ‘’capital’’, aux carrefours des questions de droit et de société.

Cette thématique générale inclut, sans se limiter, à ces différentes pistes de réflexion :

  • Les marchés financiers : ce qui les gouvernent et régulent, de même que ce qu’ils gouvernent et régulent eux-mêmes; l’austérité économique; le colonialisme et le développement des nouveaux empires économiques; l’empiètement qu’opèrent et les risques qu’importent les logiques capitalistes dans le domaine
  • Le capital émotionnel : le travail et le droit émotionnel; l’équité émotionnelle; le rôle de l’émotion en droit ; la victimologie
  • La propriété comme principe structurant du droit : les revendications territoriales des Autochtones; les corps et leurs (les) désirs; la commercialisation au sens large.
  • Le capital moral : l’entreprenariat moral; l’abolitionnisme (de l’esclavage, de la prostitution); comme mode de gouvernance.
  • Le capital culturel : la reproduction culturelle et sociale; le pouvoir et le savoir culturel; les technologies de l’information et la question de l’hégémonie; l’objectivation, l’objectification, la représentation et la personnification.
  • Le capital humain : les droits des travailleurs; la mobilité transnationale, l’exploitation; la production du savoir et des économies.
  • La peine capitale : la race, le genre et les biais sociaux ; aux exécutions et persécutions humaines; aux convictions injustifiées ou erronées ; aux châtiments cruels, injustes ou arbitraires.

Les propositions peuvent inclure, sans s’y limiter :

  • Des communications individuelles;
  • Des panels;
  • Des tables rondes;
  • Des ateliers de recherche;
  • Des sessions de discussion entre un auteur et son lectorat;

Toutes les soumissions doivent comprendre : (1) un résumé de 150-200 mots des articles individuels; (2) 2-4 mots clés pour identifier la proposition; (3) une biographie de 50-70 mots mettant en lumière vos engagements institutionnels et communautaires, vos intérêts de recherche, vos projets actuels et/ou vos publications. Les soumissions d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs sont fortement encouragées.

Pour les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui souhaiteraient en savoir plus sur l’Atelier des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs (date à venir), veuillez nous contacter à l’adresse suivante : acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com.

Pour les propositions de panels et de tables rondes, veuillez inclure une description de 150-200 mots à propos des objectifs de la rencontre ainsi qu’un résumé de 150 mots de la contribution que chaque présentateurs/participants exposera, de même qu’une biographie de 50-75 mots pour chacun des participants.

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions et vos coordonnées complètes avant le 5 décembre 2014 à Lara Karaian à l’adresse suivante : lara.karaian@carleton.ca.

Nous vous invitons également nous communiquer tout intérêt pour la présidence et l’animation de panels.

Call for Papers: CLSA Annual Meeting 2015

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:41 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association canadienne droit et société

Congress/ Congrès 2015

Call for Proposals

University of Ottawa, Ontario

June 3-5, 2015

 

The Canadian Law and Society Association welcomes proposals for our annual meeting to be held at Congress 2015 in Ottawa. In keeping with this year’s thematic focus on “Capital ideas” we invite proposals for papers, panels and other presentations that engage broadly with the concept of “capital” and its intersections with law and society.

 

This broad theme includes but is not limited to the following areas of inquiry:

·           capital markets: governance and regulation of/by; economic austerity; colonialism and the development of new Empires; risk and the encroachment of capitalist logics in seemingly non-economic legal relations; prison industrial complex

·           emotional capital: emotional labour and law; emotional equity; role of emotion in law; victimology

·           property as an organizing principle in law: Indigenous land claims; bodies and desires; commodification

·           moral capital: moral entrepreneurship; abolitionism (slavery, sex work); as a mode of governance

·           cultural capital: cultural and social reproduction; cultural knowledge and power; information technology and hegemony; objectification and embodiment

·           human capital: labour rights; transnational mobility; exploitation; knowledge production and economies

·           capital punishment: racial, gender and social bias; “humane” executions; wrongful convictions; cruel and unusual punishment

 

Proposals by may include but are not limited to:

-          Individual papers

-          Complete panels

-          Roundtables

-          Research workshops

-          Author meets readers sessions

 

All submissions must include: (1) a proposal of between 150-200 words for individual papers, (2) 2-4 keywords (3) a maximum 50-75 word bio that highlights institutional or community affiliation, research interests, current projects and/or publications. Proposals from graduate students are strongly encouraged.

If you are a graduate student who would like more information on the Graduate Student Workshop (date to be determined) please contact acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com.

For panel and roundtable proposals please include a 150-word description addressing the objectives of the entire panel and a 150-word abstract for each presenter/participant as well as each participant's 50-75 word bio.

 

Please e-mail submissions and contact details to Lara Karaian at lara.karaian@carleton.ca  by December 5, 2014.  

 

We also invite expressions of interest for chairing panels.

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Tue, 2014-06-03 14:47 -- admin

Dear Members of the Canadian Law and Society Association,

Please find attached the agenda for the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held June 6th, 2014 from 12:30 – 13:45 in the Moot Court Room at the Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba.

Please join us for this lunch meeting. We are striking committees and doing the exciting business of the association. Elections will take place and we need your votes.

Also attached are the minutes from the CLSA-ACDS Annual General Meeting of July 2013, held in Vancouver, BC.

Please note that to reduce costs the minutes and agenda will only be distributed electronically.

Many thanks and safe travels.

L. Jane McMillan

President Canadian Law and Society Association / Association Canadienne Droit et Société

Update on the 2014 Annual Conference

Fri, 2014-02-21 16:39 -- manager

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

Canadian Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2014

June 6-8, 2014

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Conference Details

Registration

Register here:  http://www.acds-clsa.org/en/conference/2014/registration.

Program.

The Conference program is available here: http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=en/content/draft-annual-conference-program-2014

Accommodation

The Fort Garry Hotel

The Fort Garry Hotel (222 Broadway, Winnipeg) is one of the most important landmarks in Winnipeg. Located in the downtown area, it is only a 20-minute ride to the University of Manitoba campus. The special room rates are $159 for stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). To find out more about the venue please check http://www.fortgarryhotel.com/index.cfm. Please call 1-800-665-8088 to enjoy the special room rates. Please quote the group code 10N10K and the Faculty of Law when you book. Such rates are available until April 22, 2014, and are subject to availability.

Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South

        The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg) is within close proximity of the University of Manitoba campus. The special room rate is $140 for a stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). Please visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=140... for further information and booking. Such rate is available until May 5, 2014 and is subject to availability.

·         Please note: 14 rooms held, including one suitable for wheelchair access (they only have 14 rooms left)

Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry

        The Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry (1824 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg) is located on Pembina, which is near the University of Manitoba campus and the new Investors Group Field. The special room rates are $112 for Deluxe Queens and $120 for King Leisure Suite for stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). To find out more about the venue please visit www.canadinns.com/fortgarry. In order to enjoy the special room rates, please call 1-888-332-2623. Please quote the group number #212293 and the event dates when you book. Such rates are available until May 5, 2014 and are subject to availability.

·         Please note: 56 rooms held, including 26 King Suites that are suitable for wheelchair access

Inn at the Forks

        The Inn at the Forks (75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg) is located in downtown Winnipeg at The Forks, the top tourism attraction for the city. The special room rates are $182 for Standard Queen and $187 for Superior King for stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). To find out more about the venue please visit http://www.innforks.com/. In order to enjoy the special room rates, please call 1-877-377-4100. Please quote the group number #127021 and the event dates when you book. Such rates are available until May 5, 2014 and are subject to availability.

·         Please note: 20 rooms held, including two suitable for wheelchair access.

Deadline Extended - CLSA 2014 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers

Mon, 2014-01-13 20:03 -- manager

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-existing 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 31st, 2014. We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal.

The Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) is holding its 2014 Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT). There will also be a joint graduate student workshop and lunch, and a joint CLSA/CALT dinner on June 7.

 

Revised Mid-Winter Schedule

Fri, 2014-01-10 16:15 -- 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)

 

“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 Socio-legal studies: Mentors and Scholarship, an open                               discussion           

           

Chair: Lyndsay Campbell

 

Lisa Wright (Carleton University), Tim Bryan (York University)

 

 

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 Victoria)

 

“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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: January 10, 2014

 

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

 

Call for Papers: CLSA Mid-Winter, 2014

Tue, 2013-10-22 17:40 -- manager

This is a general interest call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid- Winter MeetingJanuary 11-12, 2014at the Centre for Criminology and Socio-legal Studies, University of Toronto.  This year, members are encouraged to organize thematic round table discussions on such topics as: ‘aboriginal perspectives on law’, 'law and religion’, ‘criminal law’, ‘legal jurisprudence’ or other areas of research interest.  Individual submissions are also welcome. The Mid-Winter meeting is an informal gathering and is a great way to connect and get involved with the CLSA.
Please send a brief abstract or description of your roundtable proposal to Maura Matesic (mmatesic@yorku.ca <http://mmatesic@yorku.ca>) by December 15, 2013.  All accepted proposals will be scheduled to take place on January 11, 2014 and the board meeting will be on January 12, 2014.

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