'Race' Literacy and the Legal Profession: An Ethical Imperative for Cap, Bar, and Bench

Friday, November 9, 2012 12:30to14:00
Chancellor Day Hall Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Annie MacDonald Langstaff Workshop Series, in association with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and the Black Law Students’ Association of McGill present Dr. Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University & O'Brien Fellow in Residence, McGill Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism.

About the speaker

Lawyer, Human Rights and Anti-Racist Educator, Dr. Esmeralda Thornhill is a Full Professor of Law at Dalhousie University. From 1996-2002, she was the first holder of the James Robinson Johnston Endowed Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University, a national initiative to “bring Black culture, reality, and perspectives into the Academy.” Her expertise and writings on ‘race’ are recognized both nationally and internationally by academics and policy-makers alike such as the United Nations and UNESCO and institutions of higher of learning including University of West Indies (Barbados, Trinidad), McGill, Concordia, UBC, Windsor, Western Ontario, Temple, Cheyney, UNC (Chapel Hill), Wellesley, Hamilton College and Central Connecticut State where she has lectured.

About the AML 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. For more information, read more about the AML Workshops or contact Professor Vrinda Narain (vrinda.narain [at] mcgill.ca)

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