Room 2027, Osgoode Hall Law School
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP: email@example.comProfessor 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 >
Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.
I hope you haven’t been too busy to read this...if anything, at least, it should alert us all to how we talk about being busy and what we mean/communicate when we talk about it. I don’t like the rest of it, much like this commentator, i find the blitheness of it rankles. But I am interested in the way prosperous, stably employed and More >
Exciting. Deadline for Abstracts – August 10.2012. Note this, which grabbed me:
In keeping with our commitment with engaging diverse community members, the paper should be written in clear, accessible language, which can be understood by those outside the author’s area of specialization.
Could be fun! Even if you’re not going to do it, read the editor bios and wish you had a chance for coffee with them.
h/t Sheetal Rawal
CALL FOR PAPERS “Honour/Shame” Related Violence in Canada Edited Collection Editors: Amina Jamal, Mandeep Kaur Mucina & Farrah Khan We are putting together a symposium and edited collection of critical essays on More >
The biography highlights her role as an inspiring and successful advocate in many famous cases. In 1950, when murder still carried the death penalty and aged only 35, she defended the man accused of a brutal murder in what was to become known as the Cameo case. She later defended Devlin and Burns in another famous murder trial. She represented the striking Liverpool Dockers in a case of national importance. She achieved an historic victory More >
Two very gendered things that I’m just not sure about. I don’t think I’m worked up enough about them, I’m worried that I’m wrong in both my approach and my general shoulder shrugging about them.
Douglas inquiry victimizing a victim: lawyer – Winnipeg Free Press. I’m not rehashing too much here, check the links for the back story.
Prof Alice Woolley (U Calgary Law) defends the proceedings, saying they are not a witch hunt but journalist/columnist Christie Blatchford says the inquiry is “obsessed with sex”. She quotes Sheila Block, lawyer for Lori Douglas:
Judges, she said, have sex, as “all of us More >