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Appel à communications -­‐ Symposium et Réunion d'hiver de l'Association canadienne droit et société

Thu, 2016-12-15 13:16 -- manager
Appel à communications -­‐ Symposium et Réunion d'hiver de l'Association canadienne droit et société
Nous lançons un appel général à ceux et celles qui souhaitent participer au Symposium et à la Réunion d'hiver de l'ACDS qui auront
lieu à la Faculté de Droit, de l’Université de Nouveau Brunswick à Fredericton, N.-­‐B., le 20-­‐21 janvier 2017. La réunion d'hiver est un petit rassemblement informel qui offre l'occasion idéale de réseauter avec les membres de l'ACDS de partout au pays et de s'impliquer dans l'organisation.
Dans le cadre de notre engagement continu et de notre réponse aux enjeux mis de l'avant par la Commission de vérité et réconciliation, le
thème de cette année est Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon (le mot en Wolastoqey qui veut dire «Changer les mentalités, Vivre la vérité »). Le discours thème, « Sāsipihkēyihtamowi: Restorying the Indigenous Feminine in an Age of Reconciliation », sera présenté par Mme
Margaret Kress (Centre Mi’kmaq-­‐Wolastoqey, UNB). David Perley, directeur du Centre Mi'kmaq-­‐Wolastoqey, et Imelda Perley, l'aînée-­‐résidente de l'UNB, seront les hôtes d'une cérémonie de bienvenue traditionnelle à laquelle tous et toutes
sont invité-­‐e-­‐s à participer. Les membres sont fortement encouragé-­‐e-­‐s à organiser des tables rondes ou des groupes de discussion mixtes autour du thème principal, ainsi que d'autres questions en lien avec l'approche sociojuridique telles que le droit et la
religion, les crimes et châtiments, les méthodes sociojuridiques, l'histoire du droit ou tout autre domaine de recherche qui est
d'intérêt. Les présentations de communications individuelles sont également les bienvenues.
Veuillez faire parvenir un bref résumé ou une description de votre table ronde, groupe de discussion ou communications individuelles
(jusqu'à 250 mots) à Nicole O'Byrne ( au plus tard le 20 décembre 2016. La réunion du Conseil de l'ACDS aura lieu en fin d'après-­‐midi samedi 21 janvier. Veuillez noter que tous et toutes les présentateur-­‐ice-­‐s doivent être membres de l'ACDS au moment de la réunion. Il n'y a pas de frais d'inscription, mais veuillez nous aviser si vous souhaitez participer. Nous espérons vous voir à
Fredericton en janvier !
Lyndsay Campbell,
Nicole O'Byrne,


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

Thu, 2016-12-15 12:44 -- manager
Call for Papers – Canadian Law and Society’s Mid-Winter Meeting & Symposium
This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting &
Symposium, which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick in
Fredericton, NB January 20-21, 2017. 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 Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon (the Wolastoqey word for Changing Minds,
Living the Truth) as part of our continuing engagement and response to the challenges put
forward in the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls to Actions. The keynote address,
“Sāsipihkēyihtamowin: Restorying the Indigenous Feminine in an Age of Reconciliation,” will be
delivered by Dr. Margaret Kress-White (Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB). David Perley, the
Director of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, and Imelda Perley, UNB’s Elder-in-Residence, will
host a traditional welcome ceremony to which all are invited to participate. Members are
strongly encouraged to organize round table discussions or panels around the main theme as
well as other issues within socio-legal scholarship such as law and religion, crime and punishment,
socio-legal methods, legal history or any other research area that is of interest. 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) to Nicole O’Byrne ( no later than 20 December 2016. The
CLSA board meeting will take place late afternoon Saturday January 21st. Please note that all
presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the conference. There is no charge for
registration but please let us know if you plan to attend.
We hope to see you in Fredericton in January!
Dr. Lyndsay Campbell, President
Dr. Nicole O’Byrne, Vice-President (Conferences)
Artwork courtesy of Christi Belcourt

Tenure Track Legal Specialist Department of Criminal Justice-University of Winnipeg

Mon, 2016-11-28 13:35 -- manager

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1st, 2017, subject to budgetary approval.

The preferred applicant will be a legal specialist with an emerging research agenda in Canadian criminal law, criminal procedure and/or the legal system. The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in a field related to legal studies in addition to legal training at the LLB/JD level at minimum. However, legal scholars with an LLB/JD and LLM in combination with a promising research record and teaching experience will also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department is a small unit of eight faculty committed to a broad and inclusive approach to the study of criminal justice and is interested in fostering both critical and applied scholarship. The Department services over 600 majors, is active in research and places a strong emphasis on teaching. The Department seeks candidates with a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. A commitment to collegiality and self-governance is also important. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in criminal law and criminal procedure and overseeing the department’s legal curriculum. The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary liberal arts institutions.

The University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence in areas such as justice education, Aboriginal education, environmental studies & sustainability, and theatre & the arts. The University of Winnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education, and has created an innovative Opportunity Fund to assist students who are under-represented to attend the University of Winnipeg. Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; sample publication or writing sample, official transcripts of all graduate level work, and three letters of reference.

Applications, citing this posting, should be sent to: Dr. Michael Weinrath Chair, Department Personnel Committee Department of Criminal Justice University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2B 2E9 Canada E-mail: Closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2017 or until such time as the position is filled.

Allard School of Law History Project LLM Scholarship

Thu, 2016-11-17 15:17 -- manager
Allard School of Law History Project LLM Scholarship
The Peter A. Allard School of Law is offering a one-year scholarship of $15,000 to support an LLM student during the 2017-18 academic year to write a thesis on some aspect of British Columbia’s legal history, with preference for a student working on the history of legal education or the legal profession and who intends to use the materials available through the Allard School of Law History Project.
Allard School of Law History Project
Through the generous donation of Peter A. Allard, Q.C., the Law School established the Allard School of Law History Project to collect, preserve, and communicate its rich history and the history of legal education and the legal profession in British Columbia. Using an online archive to allow broad access, the Project aims to capture something of the experiences of people who passed through the school as students, faculty, or staff, and of those who have made significant contributions to the development of the law in British Columbia.
This involves collecting documentary material and an ambitious oral history project. More than 40 interviews are already lodged in the UBC Archives and available on the Allard School of Law History Project website: Work continues to build the documentary and oral histories collection.
Allard History Project LLM Scholarship
The Allard School of Law History Project LLM Scholarship is to support a student working on some aspect of British Columbia’s legal history, preferably using the material collected through the Project in his or her LLM thesis, and, by doing so, contributing to the history of the legal profession and/or to the legal history of British Columbia.
To apply, include an expression of interest in the History Project LLM Scholarship in your LLM application (details below). If appropriate, provide details of the proposed use of History Project materials in the thesis proposal.
Please contact Douglas Harris, Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History (, if you have questions about the Allard School of Law History Project or the LLM Scholarship.
The LLM degree at UBC is a research-based degree that includes course work and a substantial piece of original legal scholarship in the form of a thesis written under the supervision of a faculty member.
The application deadline for the program beginning September 2017 is December 15th, 2016. Further information about UBC’s LLM degree and the admission process is available here:

Call for Papers for Mexico City meeting with LSA June 20-23, 2017

Fri, 2016-11-11 16:34 -- manager
Re. Call for Papers for Mexico City meeting with LSA June 20-23, 2017
We are pleased to announce that we are able to entertain a limited number of additional proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the CLSA’s annual meeting in Mexico City in June 2017. 
If you are interested, please do the following:
1) By November 21, send Nicole O’Byrne ( a Word document for your paper or panel that contains the following information: 

1. Title
2. Author(s)— for panels, distinguish between presenting and non-presenting co-authors 
3. Abstract (minimum 1500 characters for complete panels —the system won’t accept anything less)
4. Keyword selection (Primary keyword should be Canadian Law and Society, secondary should come from this list:

2) Each presenter must also set up a profile in the LSA system The panel can’t be entered into the system unless each presenter already has a profile set up. 

Call for Papers for an edited collection on Rape Culture on Canadian University Campuses

Tue, 2016-11-08 15:10 -- manager

Call for Papers for an edited collection on Rape Culture on Canadian University Campuses

Edited by Diane Crocker, Joanne Minaker, Amanda Nelund

In recent years, universities across the country have faced widely reported scandals attributed to “rape culture” on campus. While sexual violence and harassment have been issues for many years, it seems that incidents are beginning to garner more public attention and scrutiny. The wake of these incidents has generated a flurry of activity, including provincial legislation and university level policy and programming. This collection seeks to add scholarly voices to the national conversation occurring around this issue. The book will include chapters that address rape culture, sexual violence/harassment and safety on university campuses.

We invite empirical papers that document the nature of the problem, its effects, or efforts to change, prevent, or respond to rape culture on campus. We particularly invite research that documents students' experiences or universities policies or programs. We also welcome conceptual work that grapples with the meaning of rape culture, especially work that applies feminist theory to questions associated with violence, rape culture, and the post-secondary educational landscape. We encourage submissions from scholars working in a variety of fields to bring different perspectives to the many facets of rape culture and sexual violence. Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press has reached out to one of the editors and discussed the development of a book proposal.

The editors will develop the proposal based on submissions to this call for papers. Abstract Submission Process: Interested contributors should send a 300-400 word abstract and 100 word bio by Dec 12 2016 to

Book editors: Amanda Nelund is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at MacEwan University. She has published on the use of restorative justice for gendered violence and feminist contributions to public criminology. Joanne Minaker is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at MacEwan University. Her scholarly work examines the relationship between care and social justice. Her socio-legal research focuses attention on marginalized groups, such as criminalized youth (Youth, Crime and Society, 2009) and criminalized women (Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering, 2015). Diane Crocker is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary’s University. Her research focuses on the use of law and regulation to address social problems, particularly those that affect women. She is currently completing a project exploring students’ experiences of university rape culture.

Tenure-Track Position in Women's Studies at the level of Assistant Professor-Concordia

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:22 -- manager

Tenure-Track Position in Women's Studies at the level of Assistant Professor

The Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec invites applications for a position in Feminism and Law and Society. This internationally known institute offers four undergraduate programs in the field of Women's Studies (Major, Minor, Certificate, and Specialization). Applications are encouraged from those whose scholarship critically addresses questions of feminism in relation to law and society with a research agenda that crosscuts one of the following areas: human rights, environmental issues, resistance to the state, political economy, disability studies, technology, or social justice. Bilingualism (French/English) is required. The successful candidate should have a completed PhD, teaching experience in the field, and a record of scholarly publications.

The SdBI is committed to employment equity and practices of accessibility as an ongoing process. Women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilitiesand members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to an underrepresented group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected and appropriate accessibility and retention considerations will be arranged as they arise.

The application should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Candidates should indicate whether they have complete proficiency in written and spoken French and English in their cover letter. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Kimberley Manning:, with “tenure-track position” in the subject heading.

The hiring committee will begin to review applications after December 12, 2016.

Dr. Kimberley Manning
Simone de Beauvoir Institute
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
H3G 1M8


Assistant Professor-Department of Criminology-Ryerson University

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:36 -- manager

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology
> The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017, subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates will hold a PhD in Criminology or in a related field, or will be ABD and very near completion. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research, or creative activities.
> The areas of specialization are: (1) Indigenous Justice, and (2) Critical Theories (e.g., critical race, feminist, anti-oppression, etc.). Additional research and teaching interests are encouraged because the successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology and Canadian Criminal Justice as well as other courses that contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the department’s MA in Criminology and Social Justice. There are also opportunities for teaching and supervision in other interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty of Arts, including the PhD program in Policy Studies.
> Candidates should hold a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), as well as provide evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, and a capacity for collegial service. With the department’s rapid growth, contributions to service and administration are valued and thus we look for candidates with interest and capacity to contribute in this manner.
> The Department of Criminology welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty, and its scholarship including, but not limited to, visible and ethnic minorities, racialized persons, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
> Of the 193 member nations of the United Nations, 146 countries are represented on our campus. The student population of our Department reflects this diversity. Candidates who will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense are encouraged to apply. Aboriginal candidates interested in submitting an application are welcome to contact Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, Ryerson University, prior to and during the
> How to Apply:
> Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Tammy Landau Applications must be submitted by November 28, 2016.
> The application must contain the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 2 recent publications, results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
> About our Department:
> The Department of Criminology at Ryerson ( has built an outstanding reputation for scholarly work in the field of criminology, law, and social justice. The faculty are interdisciplinary with backgrounds in sociology, history, women’s studies, law, and criminology.
> The Department has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, an integral and thriving contributor to the education of over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
> About Ryerson University:
> Ryerson University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s high quality programs and scholarly, research, and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the university. The evolution of Ryerson has positioned the university to be ready and able to take on a role in keeping with its success as a connector, builder, and innovator. This is Ryerson’s time to lead. For more about Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit:
> This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed The RFA’s website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found
> Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Graduate Student Position, 2017 (Master’s) – Native Studies

Wed, 2016-10-19 15:46 -- manager
Graduate Student Position, 2017 (Master’s) – Native Studies
Research project: The Faculty of Native Studies (FNS) at the University of Alberta is seeking one full-time
master’s student to act as Research Assistant for the study, Introducing the emotional and affective
geographies of law: Strengthening community through the practice and feeling(s) of Inuit law. Based upon
research priorities established in conjunction with elders in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, the project will investigate
the enactment of Inuit socio-legal norms, affect and emotionality in respect of subsistence activities and
everyday community life. A distinctive aspect of the study’s action-oriented qualitative methodology includes
elder-led youth land camps.
The successful applicant will work toward the Master of Arts in Native Studies under the supervision of Dr.
Sean Robertson. The MA Candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research question
and theoretical approach intersecting with the outlines of this SSHRC Insight Grant-funded study.
Financial support and responsibilities: The FNS offers a two-year, thesis-based master’s degree. Support
will be provided in the form of a Research Assistantship salary of $15,000 (inclusive per annum) for two
years. The position will involve research-related activities between April and September (may involve travel
to Nunavut each summer) and other duties throughout the year in conformity with established graduate
student employment terms.
The MA Candidate will receive training and be responsible for a range of activities, possibly including:
preparing background bibliographies; ensuring research ethics and Indigenous community protocols are
followed; liaising with community partners; the development of communication tools; the collection,
transcription, coding, and interpretation of data based on interviews, focus groups, photo- and video-graphy
conducted with 30 community members (including in very remote geographical locations); assist with
planning and holding academic workshops; and the presentation of findings in publications and at
conference presentations.
Other “not guaranteed” sources of funding include teaching assistantships and university-wide scholarships,
fellowships and bursaries. The Candidate will be expected to apply for the latter.
How to apply and links to further information:
Deadline: January 9, 2017 - to submit application for full consideration (including university-wide financial
support). Thereafter, applications may be accepted until June 30, 2017.
Start date: September 1, 2017
The FNS is unique as the only stand-alone faculty of its kind in Canada. Located in historic Pembina Hall at
the heart of the centrally located campus of the University of Alberta (Edmonton), the FNS benefits from the
resources of Canada’s second largest university library, the research-intensive environment of one of
Canada’s top universities, and strong linkages to other faculties with shared research interests. All qualified
individuals are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants proficient in both English and
Inuktitut. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact:
Dr. Sean Robertson
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2H8
T: 1-780-492-0522