Call for Student Papers: “Queer Approaches to Law, Justice, and Equality in the New Decade”


Published: 15Jan2020

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme “Queer Approaches to Law, Justice, and Equality in the New Decade”. We encourage a diversity of topics and perspectives.

Selected papers will be presented at the Martine Roy Student Colloquium – tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2020 – and one writer will be chosen to receive a prize in conjunction with the inaugural Michelle Douglas Lecture. The lecture will be delivered by Michelle Douglas, a Canadian LGBTQ rights activist and civil servant.

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 and one-inch margins. Citations should comply with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.

Please include an abstract of no more than 300 words with your 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. Please submit papers, abstracts, and all questions to the Centre at chrlp [at] (with the subject line “Martine Roy Student Colloquium”) by March 1, 2020.

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