Government & Governance: Law’s Evolving Role
Join us for the Graduate Law Students Association's annual conference, whose title this year will be Government and Governance: Law's Evolving Role. The main themes will revolve around Law and transnational regimes; Coordinating governance regimes; Law through comparative approaches; and Marginalisation and access to justice.
Prof. David Dyzenhaus (U. Toronto) will give the keynote speech.
Please consult the attached Word document [.docx] for the complete schedule, coffee breaks, etc.
May 2: 16:00 – 16:15
Panel 1: Law and transnational challenges
May 2: 16:15 – 18:15
- Vokhid Urinov (McGill University) - International Tax Information Exchange Regimes
- Sarah Mountin (McGill University) – Interference with Commercial Communication Satellite Signals: Is It An Armed Attack Under the Law of Armed Conflict?
- Cecilia Pailhassar (McGill University) – The Arms Trade Treaty: Towards a Lack of Regulation?
- Stephanie Chipeur – An Analysis of the Canadian Legal Profession’s Discourse Regarding Hourly Billing in the Mid-20th Century
- Prof. Mohsen al-Attar - Chair
Panel 2: Coordinating Governance Regimes
May 3: 9:15 – 10:45
- Virginie Lanceron (Panthéon-Assass) – The Coordination in Public Law
- Kirsten Mikadze (McGill University) - Wagging the Dog?: Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the Evolving Role of Non-State Actors in Environmental Regulation
- Judy Stewart (University of Calgary) - The Role and Function of Bridging Organizations in Governance of Regional Social-Ecological Systems
- Prof. Jaye Ellis - Chair
Panel 3: Law through comparative approaches
May 3: 11:00 – 12:30
- John Hursh (McGill University) - The State and the Citizen in North Africa: A Postcolonial Legal History of Morocco, Tunisia, and Sudan
- Michael Leach (McGill University) – The Tyranny of the `Post’ in Post-Conflict Discourse: A Comparative Study of Legal Reconstruction in Afghanistan, East Timor, Kosovo and South Sudan
- Futsum Abbay (McGill University) – National Legal Frameworks for the Protection of Disability Rights and Their Challenges in Implementation in Africa
- Prof Victor Muniz-Fraticelli - Chair
Panel 4: Marginalisation & access to justice
May 3: 14:00 – 15:30
- Juan Pinto (McGill University) - The Duty to Consult and its effects on the Legal Empowerment of Indigenous peoples: A critical perspective on Judicial Activism
- Bradley Alexander (McGill University) - No Place in Law: How the Law Dislocates Marginalized Actors From the Places Where They Can Generate Power
- Thomas Harrison (Queens University) - Access to Justice vs. Access to the Justice System
- Prof Evan Fox-Decent - Chair
Keynote Speech: The "Public Conscience" of the Law
May 3: 15:45 – 17:00
- David Dyzenhaus (U. Toronto) - The "Public Conscience" of Law
May 3: 17:15 – 17:30