To be honest, most legal scholars tend to be more hedgehogs than foxes, burrowing down deep into an area of law over the course of a career rather than bringing their intellectual talents to bear on a range of social problems or diverse disciplinary locations. One person, without question, stands out as an exception to this tendency More >
h/t Amna Qureshi for posting this article: Sun News [fair warning!] : Edmonton Transit faces lawsuit after cancelling anti-honour killing ads.
A Calgary-based legal defence group is coming to the aid of American human rights advocates whose ads have been stripped from Edmonton buses.
In a press release, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) announced a court action in support of the non-profit American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), whose ads encouraged Canadian Muslim women and girls to come to them for legal protection from so-called “honour killings.”
I had not realised that John Carpay had moved on from More >
Wonderful looking workshop here, intended to follow on and provide distance from the huge Legal Ed & Training Review exercise in England & Wales (see here, for the reports of this “…. evidence-based review of education and training requirements across regulated and non-regulated legal services”)
The Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in London is running the workshop, IALS Research – W.G.Hart Legal Workshop, people like Jessica Guth and John Flood are tweeting about it under #legaleducation and you can also read Paul Maharg’s incredibly comprehensive live blog on his site – click here.
It really does look interesting. More >
I had the pleasure of seeing Emily Snyder (author of this report on Gender & Indigenous Law) and Val Napoleon present their work on the forthcoming teaching guide which goes with the graphic narrative Mikomosis & the Wetiko at CALT, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. This multifaceted project is real serious about getting the work out into the community, and it’s fascinating.
Kokum Raven Series: Artist Statement
Indigenous law is in the world
and there are many ways to learn about it, teach it, and to More >
h/t Kristina Mansveld
Assuming this government isn’t going to get around to appointing a woman for some time (“be patient”, “there aren’t as many female candidates”, et boring cetera), here’s another factor we could consider, as illustrated in a study by profs from Rochester & Harvard:
See also the issue of Justice Blackmun of SCOTUS, his daughter, and Roe: here.
Slightly heartwarming, in a way. Although it does raise some VERY pointed questions about race based cases, doesn’t it? To be fair, at the More >