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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 >
can’t exaggerate the importance of this issue.April 4, 2014
In November, 2013, Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) voted to approve Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa as the providers of the new, post-JD pathway to licensing, the “Law Practice Program” (LPP). Importantly, the LPP is a three year pilot project (with a possible extension of a further two years). At the same meeting of Convocation an application from Lakehead University’s new law school to deliver an “integrated practice curriculum” that would fully More >
If you missed the first run, you can catch Not Behaving like Ladies: An Anecdotal History of Women’s Participation at Hart House when it returns during the Sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women being held at U of T this May.
This program for this enormous undertaking is available here. Have a look at Friday night May 23rd…
630PM to 8PM Reception
hosted by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
U of T Faculty Club, Front Lounge
and then, Saturday May 24th morning at 1030, come and join More >
This did seem almost the definition of poignant (at Munk Centre, U of T):
Professor Uma Chakravarty explores questions about individual lives and dramatic historical events, the ‘small’ personal archive, and women’s quests for freedom through a poignant filmic journey.The protagonist in her film ‘A Quiet Little Entry’ is Subbalakshmi who lived out her life on the fringes of history on the salt pans of the Cholamandalam coast of South India. She was and remains an ‘unknown’ woman except perhaps for a brief period of association with the More >