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Mid-Winter 2015 Schedule

Tue, 2015-01-13 16:45 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association

Mid-Winter Meeting

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Concordia University

Hall Building H-767

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West

Montreal, Qc


8:15 – 8:30   Welcome


8:30 – 10:00            Session One: Normativities, Competing and Harmonizing


Andrew Woolford (University of Manitoba), “Adjudicating Genocide Through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.”

Aboubacar Dakuyo (University of Ottawa), “La place des normes communautaires locales dans la mise en oeuvre de la justice transitionelle au Soudan du Sud.”

Sara Ross (Osgoode Hall), “Who wins the Waterfront: A sociolegal approach to port development, urban regeneration, industry and culture.”



10:00 – 10:15          Break (Coffee and refreshments)


10:15 – 11:45          Session Two: Representation I: Discourse and Lawmaking


David Howes (Concordia University), “Culture on Trial: Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – A Legal Anthropological Critique.”

Marcus A. Sibley (Carleton University),  “Shifting the Frames: An exploration of (In)Visible Identities in the Canadian Sex Work Debates.”

Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu (University of Saskatchewan), “Indigenous Peoples’ participation in mining-related agreements.”


11:45 – 1:00            Lunch


1:00 – 2:30   Session Three: Representation II: Images and Objects


Michael-Anthony Lutfy (Carleton University) “Unmasking Dissent: The Criminalization of masks at protests.”

Dawn Moore (Carleton University) and Rashmee Singh (University of Waterloo) “Seeing Crime: Injuries, Images and Victims of Domestic Violence.”

Nicole O’Byrne (University of New Brunswick)  “Media Reactions to Louis Robichaud’s Programme of Equal Opportunity.”  

David Des Baillets (Université de Québec à Montréal), “Representing Canadian Justice: the Iconography & Symbolism of the Supreme Court of Canada.”


2:30 – 2:45   Break (coffee and sweets)


2:45 – 4:15   Session Four:  Rights at Odds


Terrine Friday (Osgoode Hall), “(In)formal legal Culture and Access to Information in Canada.”

Jennifer Raso (University of Toronto), “Tranchemontagne Revisited: Drawing Accessible Lessons from Administrative Aftermath.”

Sarah Hamill (University of Alberta), “The True History of the Public Right to Fish and its Implications.”

Ravi Malhotra (University of Ottawa), “The Litigation Strategies of Injured Workers in late 19th Century America: A Comparative Approach.”


4:15 – 5:45   Session Five:  Panel: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Public Health Imperatives in the Governance of HIV Non-Disclosure and the Policing of Sex Work


Martin French and Amy Swiffen (Concordia University), “Sero-politics: Population-level Data in HIV Non-disclosure Prosecutions.”

Alex McLelland (Concordia University), “Lock this Whore Up: Public Health Legislation and Other ‘Risks’ to Public Safety.”

Nora Butler Burke (Concordia University), “Opération Cyclope and the Everyday Surveillance of Street-based Sex Work.”




The CLSA Board Meeting will take place Sunday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to noon (room to be announced).