Call for Student Papers: Inaugural Martine Roy Student Colloquium

Published: 30 November 2021

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme "Towards equality and justice for LGBTI people". We encourage a diversity of topics and perspectives.

The Martine Roy Student Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Michelle Douglas Lecture on March 15, 2022. The colloquium is named in honour of Martine Roy, a strong advocate of justice for LGBTI communities since 1984 when she was discharged from the Canadian Armed Forces for her sexual orientation. In 2017, she and others received an apology from the Canadian Government. Ms. Roy continues her leadership and LGBTI advocacy to this day.

During the March 15 colloquium, selected students will have the opportunity to present their research papers, and one author will receive a $1000 prize.

Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, not including bibliographies and footnotes. Please use a standard font in size 12 with one-inch margins. Citations should comply with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.

Please include an abstract of no more than 250 words with the submission. Writers are welcome to submit papers and abstracts in either English or French.

Participation is open to all McGill law students, including graduate students, and essays already written for a class are welcome for submission. Please submit papers, abstracts, and all questions to the Centre at [at] by February 15, 2022.

The Colloquium is made possible with the generous support of IMK Advocates.

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