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Creative Legal Research Workshop

Jeudi, 21 mars, 2024 09:00à18:00
McGill Faculty of Law, OCDH, Room 16

Join us for the upcoming “Creative Legal Research Workshop”, initiated by doctoral students at McGill’s Faculty of Law. The event proposes a unique space for interactive discussions between graduate researchers in law and the arts on the topics of empirical legal research, transdisciplinary research, research ethics and positionality. Participants will benefit from a unique opportunity for practical training on non-traditional approaches to legal research, as well as the chance to forge new connections with researchers with invaluable insights in these areas. The event is co-sponsored by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, with support from McGill’s Faculty of Law.


Professor Sébastien Jodoin, McGill University

Prof. Sébastien Jodoin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University, where holds the Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Human Rights, Health, and the Environment. His research focuses on three broad themes: the relationship between human rights and the climate crisis; transnational and comparative climate law and policy; and the role of disability rights in addressing complex environmental and health issues and challenges. Prior to his appointment at McGill University, he worked for Amnesty International Canada, the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and the Canadian Centre for International Justice. Prof. Jodoin holds a Ph.D. in environmental studies from Yale University, an M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, an LL.M. in international law from the London School of Economics, and B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees from McGill University. 

Professor Priya S. Gupta, McGill University

Prof. Priya S. Gupta is Associate Professor of Law at McGill University's Faculty of Law, where she teaches and writes in the areas of property law and critical race theory. Prof. Gupta’s scholarship examines the intersections of property, race, and capitalism. More specifically, she is interested in how property regimes perpetuate inequality, particularly racial inequality, despite numerous attempts to achieve just the opposite. Her recent research explores how a variety of property regimes – from those governing housing to those regulating financial instruments - implicate urban governance and racial capitalism in the global context of financial capitalism. Prof. Gupta holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MSc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, a J.D. from NYU School of Law, and a Ph.D. in Law from the London School of Economics.

Professor Daniel Weinstock, McGill University

Prof. Daniel Weinstock, DPhil, is Professor and Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy. His research interests have spanned widely across a wide range of topics in contemporary moral and political philosophy – from the just management of ethnocultural and religious diversity in modern liberal democracies, to state policy with respect to children, families, and educational institutions. His current research interests include problems of health equity, and with issues of justice and inclusion as they arise in the organization of modern cities. He studied Political Science and Political Philosophy at McGill University, where he received a BA and an MA. He then received a DPhil in Political Philosophy from Oxford University. Finally, he completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University in 1991-1992, before joining the faculty of the Department of Philosophy of the Université de Montréal in 1993.

Professor Dalia Gesualdi-Fecteau, Université de Montréal

Prof. Dalia Gesualdi-Fecteau is Associate Professor at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her interests lie in the area of public policy concerning labour and employment and conditions of access to law and justice. Her research deals with deficiencies in protections for different groups of workers, flowing from the inadequacy of working conditions as well as challenges in accessing existing protections. She is interested in the realities of workers whose status is precarious, the role of workplace inspectors and working hours directives. In 2022, she published a book together with Prof. Emmanuelle Bernheim entitled Empirical Research in Law: Methods and Practices (La recherche empirique en droit : méthodes et pratiques, Éditions Thémis). Prof. Gesualdi-Fecteau holds an LL.D. from the Université de Montréal, an LL.M. from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an LL.B. from the Université de Montréal.

Professor Tina Piper, McGill University

Prof. Tina Piper, current Associate Dean (Academic) at McGill’s Faculty of Law, teaches and researches in the areas of intellectual property law and legal history. She co-published the monograph Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Creative Labour and the Everyday (OUP, 2013). She is a member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), and was its research director from 2010 to 2012. Before joining McGill University in 2005, she trained as a biomedical-electrical engineer, and completed her doctorate of law at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Prof. Piper has taught the Treble Cliff, an interdisciplinary course with Music, Law and Management, on new models for music creation and distribution. Prof. Piper holds a DPhil in Law, an MPhil in Law and a BCL from the University of Oxford, an LL.B. from Dalhousie University Law School and a BASc in Engineering from the University of Toronto.

 Please claim your ticket for the event by March 17th at latest. Spaces are limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible via Eventbrite or by scanning the QR code on the event poster.

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