The Centaur Jurisprudence Project Conference: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
$80 general admission; $20 for students registered full-time

This one-day conference will explore the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse. Can legal pluralism create a richer model of legal knowledge, one that reflects plural cultural narratives, while still offering a normative foundation for formal legal processes? Or does it entail abandoning a distinctively legal discourse in favour of an assemblage of anthropological and legal knowledge or “centaur discipline”? In short, can legal pluralism bring culture within the domain of law?

Featuring four panels of distinguished speakers, the conference will explore these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective in the context of the recognition/accommodation of minority cultural practices, aboriginal law, alternative dispute resolution, and international law.

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A request has been made for accreditation to the Barreau du Québec for 7 hours of Continuing Legal Education.