What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
Documentation, Documentary, and the Law: What Should be Made of Victim Impact Videos? Grad Seminar, Prof Regina Austin (Feb 2, 2012)
See information in PDF form: here.
Graduate Seminar with Prof Regina Austin of UPenn Law, IFLS Betcherman Distinguished Visitor 11-12 February 2, 2012 (2:30-4:30PM) Rm 2010
Professor Austin will meet graduate students (and any interested J.D. students) to discuss her draft paper Documentation, Documentary, and the Law: What Should be Made of Victim Impact Videos? (click for access to the paper through SSRN).
Professor Austin’s faculty bio is here and information about her public lecture on Tuesday January 31 is here. She is a leading authority on economic discrimination and minority legal feminism. Her work on the overlapping burdens of race, gender, and class oppression, More >
This volume includes several articles coming out of the Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Barriers to Access, and Roadmaps to Fulfillment 2911 Journal Symposium (proceedings on audio here).
The articles are listed below -including Joanna Erdman’s piece on a harm reduction/human rights approach to access to information on safe abortions.
Normalizing Sex and its Discontents: Establishing Sexual Rights in International Law Mindy Jane Roseman & Alice M. Miller 313 Give Justice Ginsburg What She Wants: Using Sex Equality Arguments to Demand Examination of the Legitimacy of State Interests in Abortion Regulation Priscilla J. Smith 377 Access to More >
I forgot to take pictures. Too busy eating and listening. Thanks to the three panelists, this Friday’s Feminist Friday was another classic set of seemingly unconnected scholarly projects which are twining themselves around each other in my mind.
OHLS PhD candidate Estair Van Wagner spoke about non owner claims in Ontario’s land use planning regimes. Her work looks closely at the situation unfolding in Melancthon County, Ontario, where a U.S. based company has proposed a mega quarry on what was considered prime farmland. Estair uses ideas from Davina Cooper, Sarah Keenan, and others to consider how property can More >
Osgoode colleague Roxanne Mykitiuk offers timely commentary in the Globe:
But if sex selection can be characterized as a social or cultural practice informed and perpetuated by demeaning attitudes toward women that many of us can agree is discriminatory, what about the selection of fetuses on the basis of disability? For those of us living with, or living with someone with, Down syndrome, a cleft lip or a missing limb, the selection against fetuses with these characteristics is as troubling as the selection against female fetuses.