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


Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/87068858500

Our second Annie Macdonald Langstaff Workshop of the university year welcomes Julia Neiva, Coordinator of Development and Socio-Environmental Rights at Conectas Direitos Humanos, Brazil, who will be presented by doctoral candidate Paula Martins.

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

About the speaker

Julia Neiva, based in São Paulo, Brazil, is currently the Coordinator of Development and Socio-Environmental Rights at Conectas Direitos Humanos, a non-profit organization that she helped found. She received her LLB from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, her human rights-focused LLM from Columbia University School of Law in New York, and her post-graduate degree in human rights at University of São Paulo. In addition to various global human rights initiatives, Neiva has taken on creative academic endeavours by leading innovative human rights business law courses in and collaborative research trips with American law schools. She has also assisted the São Tomé and Principe Government to draft and implement oil revenue transparency laws.

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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