What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
A member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society since 1982, Prof. Pothier counts constitutional, public and labour law and disability issues among her teaching subjects and research interests. She has argued three cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, including acting as counsel for the appellant in RDS v. The Queen, acting as counsel for the joint intervention of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN Canada) in the Supreme Court of Canada in Auton v. British Columbia, in which parents of an autistic boy argued the province discriminated by More >
Former IFLS visitor Sarah Keenan (now at SOAS), over at Racialicious, unpacks the chatter about Ye Shiwen’s record-breaking.
…like all Olympic medallists, Ye has been tested for banned substances, and has come up clean. But that’s not enough for thousands of armchair commentators who have suddenly become self-appointed experts on what could possibly be the ‘natural’ physique and capabilities of a Chinese girl.
among the many things i forgot before my vacation (now with e tickets i only really have to remember “kids, passports” and I tend to leave the rest a bit to chance).
I missed everything including the seminar this past wednesday (18th July) by the IFLS’s two visitors from the UK, Emily Grabham and Erika Rackley. Most other things (including Mayor Ford’s latest musings, which made it through the dodgy internet connection here) I am happy to miss. . I did manage to get two letters worth reading. Both on judges.
One, from my colleague at Osgoode Susan Drummond, to the More >
Law’s Relations includes many concrete legal applications of her theory of relational autonomy, offering new insights into the debates over due process, judicial review, violence against women, and private versus public law.” (From OUP Press page)
See more about the book here. Congrats to Jennifer,
Room 2027, Osgoode Hall Law School
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.orgProfessor Emily Grabham, University of Kent “A Likely Story”: HIV and the Definition of Disability in UK Employment Equity Law (1996-2005)
andProfessor Erika Rackley, Durham University Gender and Judging
Professor Erika Rackley is co-convenor and co-founder of Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD), a research group based in the Law School which acts as a focus for gender-related research and teaching. She is co-author of Tort Law (OUP, 2009), co-editor of Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law More >