Leading the Change: The Potential and Power of Women in Law - Annie Macdonald Langstaff Workshop I

Friday, October 23, 2020 10:00to11:30
Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/87068858500

Our first Annie Macdonald Langstaff Workshop of the university year welcomes Yvonne Dausab, Minister of Justice of Namibia, who will be presented by doctoral candidate Vishakha Wijenayake.

To connect to the talk: mcgill.zoom.us/j/87068858500

About the speaker

Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab has led a life of fighting for human rights. Hailing from Katutura, Namibia while under apartheid rule, she was a highly successful student and went on pursue her BA in Law and LLB at the University of the Western Cape before then obtaining her LLM with a specialization in Human Rights and African Democratisation at the University of Pretoria.

At the age of 25, she became a legal practitioner for the High Court of Namibia. She worked for a Zambian NGO, in private law practice, and as a law lecturer and deputy dean at the University of Namibia. In 2015, she was appointed by the President to chair Namibia’s Law Reform and Development Commission. Now, as of March 2020, she holds the esteemed position of Minister of Justice of Namibia. 

About the Annie MacDonald Langstaff Workshops

Inaugurated in 1988 in honour of Annie MacDonald Langstaff, BCL '14, the first woman to earn a law degree in Quebec, the workshops provide a forum for academics, judges, lawyers, and community activists to present scholarly research and practical insights on issues relating to women and the law.

This year, the series is coordinated by Professor Shauna Van Praagh, in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

This event is eligible for inclusion as 1.5 hours of continuing legal education as reported by members of the Barreau du Québec.

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