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Call for papers -- Mid-year meeting of the CLSA

Wed, 2019-04-03 20:19 -- manager

CLSA Mid-Winter Meeting is moving to the Fall!

Dear Members,

This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s annual mid-year meeting, which will take place at the Faculty of Law of the University Ottawa, Ottawa (ON), located on the ancestral unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, on October 18-19, 2019.

The mid-year meeting is a relatively small, informal gathering when compared to the annual meetings, and is a great way to discuss ongoing projects, connect with CLSA members from across the country and get involved in the organization.  

The broad theme for this year is “Law & Learning in an Era of Partnerships.”

In 1979, only two SSHRC research grants were awarded in law, leading to the creation of the Consultative Group on Research and Education in Law and to the publication of the Harry Arthurs’ Law & Learning report in 1983. Forty years after the dismal scenario of 1979, legal scholars today are major participants in one of SSHRC’s top funding programs (Partnership Grants), both as principal and co-investigators. This meeting will discuss the state of socio-legal research in the current context of such long term, interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.

Members are encouraged to organize roundtable discussions or panels around themes within socio-legal scholarship, including “Law and Partnership Projects”, “Law and Interdisciplinarity,” “Indigenous Legal Perspectives,” “Law and Community Engagement,” or any other topics that broadly fall in the area of socio-legal studies and methodologies. Individual submissions for paper presentations are also welcome.

Please send a brief abstract or description of your roundtable, panel or individual paper (up to 250 words) and a short bio to by April 28, 2019

All accepted presentations will be given on Friday, October 18 and the morning of Saturday, October 19, 2019. The board meeting will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Note that all presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the conference. Registration for the conference is free.

We hope to see you in Ottawa in October.