What’s better than realising students actually appreciate what you’re doing in the classroom and out? The Osgoode Feminist Collective (previously known as Women’s Caucus) has honoured Osgoode visiting Professor Ronalda Murphy with the Feminist Faculty Ally Award for 2013-14. They caught up with Professor Murphy between classes, springing the award on her as a (well deserved) surprise. Here are a few excerpts from the letter they prepared for her.
It is our great pleasure to award you the Feminist Faculty Ally Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. Last year, the Osgoode More >
Prof. Jula Hughes (UNB law): The Closure of the Morgentaler Clinic and the Rule of Law in New Brunswick
This dispatch received gratefully from Dr. Jula Hughes of University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. Please share widely!
I moved to New Brunswick in 2006 to take up a position as an Assistant Professor at UNB. The first time I had a student sitting in my law school office red-faced with anger and streaming with tears, it was not because of a poor grade or a difficult assignment. It was because that student had been refused a prescription for birth control by a doctor in a walk-in clinic because she was not married and therefore wouldn’t be More >
It is time to congratulate Susan Boyd, holder of UBC Law’s Chair in Feminist Legal Studies and PAST [corrected - with apologies to Susan and Janine Benedet, the Current Director!] Director of UBC Law’s Centre for Feminist Legal Studies on completing her “last class”, as astonishing as that might seem. Those who do not know Susan still have the chance as she is not retiring just yet, and of course, you can get to know Susan through her work More >
It is time to congratulate Susan Boyd, holder of UBC Law’s Chair in Feminist Legal Studies and Director of UBC Law’s Centre for Feminist Legal Studies on completing her “last class”, as astonishing as that might seem. Those who do not know Susan still have the chance as she is not retiring just yet, and of course, you can get to know Susan through her work (ssrn here), and through the many legal scholars and lawyers who benefited from her mentorship.
And, it is time to welcome to the academy [note that I'm only listing NEW hires or lateral More >
Recommended: Uma Chakravarti “From Fathers to Husbands: of love death and marriage in North India” from 2005
From our IFLS visitor, Preet Virdi, a piece recommended (particularly in light of the funding focus in Canada on “honour killings” as highlighted by Deepa Mattoo and Farrah Khan during their visit; and because of the constitutional focus of this piece).
Chakravarti, Uma. 2005. “From fathers to husbands: of love, death and marriage in North India”, in Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain, eds. Honour: Crimes, Paradigms and Violence Against Women (London, New York: Zed Books), pp. 308-331. See a review here and a (possibly illicit) copy here. A bit more about Dr. Chakravarti, here.
The term ‘honour More >