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Midwinter meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association - January 2019

Tue, 2018-11-06 23:23 -- manager


Call for Papers – Canadian Law and Society Association’s Mid-Winter Meeting & Gathering


In the middle, in the midst…


This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting & Gathering which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg from January 19-20, 2019. The Mid-Winter Meeting is a relatively small, informal gathering and a great way to connect with CLSA members from across the country and to get involved in the organization.

The theme for this year is In the middle, in the midst. We invite submissions that are “works-in-progress” so that the gathering can serve as a workshopping event where we can come together to provide supportive feedback midway through the academic year. We welcome submissions that broadly fall in the area of socio-legal studies, including presentations focused on research, methodologies, community-based work, and pedagogy. We also invite participants to explore the interdisciplinary aspects of socio-legal work and to present projects that examine the relationships between legal, social, and political meaning. Further, the theme for the event encourages participants to reflect on legal pluralism and relationships to place, as the gathering will take place in Treaty 1 territory and at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, a crossroads for Indigenous peoples for centuries.

Roundtable discussions or panels around the main theme are encouraged. Individual submissions for paper presentations are also welcome. This call is open to everyone and we welcome graduate students to submit a proposal.

Please send a brief abstract of your roundtable, panel, or individual paper (up to 250 words) to Shauna Labman ( and Emily Snyder ( no later than November 27, 2018. Participants will be informed of the status of their submission by December 4, 2018. The CLSA board meeting will take place the morning of Sunday, January 20. Please note that all presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the gathering. There is no charge for registration but please let us know if you plan to attend.

We are also excited to announce that this event will overlap with KiskinohamatowinAn International Academic Forum on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which will be hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba from January 18-19, 2019. This forum for Indigenous peoples, policy makers, advocates and academics will profile research that can help states and Indigenous peoples implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Forum will feature international experts, including current and former members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, speaking on topics such as international standards, norms, laws and mechanisms related to the human rights of Indigenous peoples and on case studies from their regions. For further information, please go to:

We hope to see you in Winnipeg in January!