Intergenerational Dialogues on Women and Human Rights
(En anglais seulement) Professor Jane Glenn In dialogue with Sandrine Ampleman-Tremblay and Laura Baron-Mendoza, Doctoral candidates at McGill's Faculty of Law Coordinated by Professor Shauna Van Praagh.
Housed at our Faculty of Law, and organized this year in collaboration with McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the Annie MacDonald Langstaff workshops provide a forum for the presentation of scholarly research and practice-based insights by academics, judges, lawyers, and community activists on legal issues relating to equality, social diversity, and access to justice. The series is named in honour of Annie MacDonald Langstaff, who, despite being the first woman to graduate from the McGill University Faculty of Law in 1914, was denied the right to practice law in Quebec. This year’s theme for the series is “ ‘Mothers-in-Law’: Intergenerational Dialogues on Women and Human Rights”, and each workshop takes the form of a dialogue between an invited speaker and two women doctoral students at McGill’s Faculty of Law. The last dialogue of 2021-2022, at the same time McGill’s annual Margot Halpenny Memorial Lecture, is entitled “Caring for Our World”. It features Professor Jane Glenn, the first woman law professor at McGill University, in conversation with doctoral candidates Sandrine Ampleman-Tremblay and Laura Baron-Mendoza.
Jane Glenn, now retired from her position as Professor Emerita in McGill's Faculty of Law, was a trailblazer in 1971 as the first full-time woman law professor at McGill. Over her long career, Professor Glenn's scholarly interests included land use planning, agriculture, land tenure and access to housing, socio-economic rights, water rights, environment, and mixed jurisdictions in the Commonwealth Caribbean. In 1972, she was jointly appointed to the School of Urban Planning at McGill and, in 2001, she joined
the McGill School of Environment as an Associate Member. She taught McGill's Barbados Fall Field Semester from 2003 to 2008 and was a visiting scholar at numerous universities. She was elected as Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law in 1995, and served as Vice- President for North America, Central America and the Caribbean of the Union mondiale des agraristes universitaires (UMAU). Prior to coming to McGill with her late husband and colleague, H. Patrick Glenn, Professor Jane Glenn earned her B.A, with honours in 1963 from Queen's University, her LL.B. in 1966 also from Queen's, and her doctorate in 1973 from Université de Strasbourg. As a law professor, she taught courses related to property law, land use planning, and international development to generations of McGill students, served as Associate Dean Academic, and has been for decades an important role model and mentor to women students, scholars, and fellow professors.