The Faculty of Law is pleased to be part of a new interdisciplinary research initiative, the first of its kind to be devoted to the study of Montreal.
The Centaur Jurisprudence Project Conference: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law
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?
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights & the Faculty of Law of McGill University present a Special Forum on Race, Discrimination and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in North America.
1:00 PM: Nicholas Blomley, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University | "Law and Geography: Origins and Destinations"
2:00 PM: Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and Celine Bellot, Professor, École de service social, Université de Montréal | "Toward Court Geographies: Spatial Restriction Orders and Marginalized People's Rights in Canada"
The October 2013 edition of Focus online takes a look at the Faculty of Law’s 5th annual DCL retreat that took place this September, to discuss ‘Finding Our Place in Academic Life.’
The event, which was coorganized by doctoral candidates Jodi Lazare and Geoffrey Conrad, drew over 30 students for a full day of rewarding and insightful discussion.
Read the story in the October 2013 edition of Focus online: publications.mcgill.ca/droit/2013/10/16/theres-a-place-for-us/
The Faculty’s Office of Research is happy to announce that six exciting projects have been awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Graham Fraser - Access to Justice in Both Official Languages: Improving the Bilingual Capacity of the Superior Court Judiciary
Linguistic Rights McGill welcomes Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Mr. Graham Fraser, for a talk titled “Access to Justice in Both Official Languages: Improving the Bilingual Capacity of the Superior Court Judiciary.”
Open to the public. RSVP – https://www.facebook.com/groups/droitslinguistiques/
Kenya and the International Criminal Court: Unpacking the ICC case of 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya
Join Kenyan Human Rights Activist Flora Terah; Senior Deputy Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies Kyle Matthews; and Law Professor Frédéric Mégret for an interactive panel entitled "Kenya and the International Criminal Court: Unpacking the ICC case of 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya and its implications on reconciliation and accountability," hosted by Avocats sans frontières McGill.
All students and community members are invited to participate in this interactive panel.
The Annie MacDonald Langstaff Workshop Series welcome Professor Carissima Mathen, Ottawa University Faculty of Law (Common Law section), former Director of Litigation, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), for the annual Patricia Allen Memorial Lecture.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Vrinda Narain (vrinda [dot] narain [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
The Legal Theory Workshops and the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law are pleased to host Krzysztof J. Pelc, Department of Political Science, McGill University.