What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
a casual reading group looking at short fiction, assorted wednesday afternoons at 230
Please let us know of your interest by picking up readings from Lielle Gonsalves in the IFLS/Nathanson suite on the third floor of the law school — and putting your name on the Reading Group list.
Location TBA (watch this space/or if you put yourself on our list, we’ll send you a note)
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women lawyers Margaret Atwood, “Weight” (1991) Michele Martinez, “The Mother” (2009) Ruthann Robson, “His Sister” (2000)October 10
women & criminality, murder, prison Laura Lippman, More >
New on SSRN Reva Siegel, Dignity and Sexuality: Claims on Dignity in Transnational Debates Over Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage
Dignity’s meaning is famously contested. This essay explores competing claims on dignity in late twentieth-century debates over abortion and in the first decisions on the constitutionality of abortion legislation that these debates prompted. Advocates and judges appealed to dignity to vindicate autonomy, to vindicate equality, and to express respect for the value of life itself. Appeals to these distinct conceptions of dignity are now appearing in debates over the regulation of same-sex relations. Analyzed with attention to competing claims on dignity, we More >
Carrie Menkel-Meadow @ssrn Parties, Lawyers and Dispute Resolvers: What Difference Does ‘Gender Difference’ Make?
For a symposium on Women In ADR, this article reviews the existing and controversial literature on whether gender difference makes a difference in dispute resolution. In addition to focusing on the more conventional literature on whether women negotiate differently from men, this article reviews the complexity of women in additional roles in dispute resolution, including as parties, lawyers, third party neutrals (including as judges, mediators and arbitrators), witnesses, clients and experts. Not surprisingly, the role of gender salience and performance in More >
Championing Equality – Progress or Peril?
Celebrating 25 Years of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Date: October 15, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Donald Lamont Learning Centre) 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Reception – Convocation Hall)
Place: The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto (Enter at eastside doors facing Toronto City Hall.)
The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) is turning 25! To mark this special occasion and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, MTCSALC will be hosting a conference to examine the past, More >
September 24, 1230 IKB 2027 [Lunch, so Kindly RSVP at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp. Enter Event Code: LRST3]
IFLS is co sponsoring with Osgoode’s Colloquium on Law, Religion and Social Thought, convened by Prof Ben Berger. See what are contenders for tweediest tweets ever @blberger, and see his recent oped Stop Vilifying Roma Refugees with another colleague Sean Rehaag here.