While IFLS’s roundtable tomorrow on the Lori Douglas inquiry has been cancelled because of the ongoing labour disruption on the York campus, there is this panel, that I’m on, as past of the Law and the Curated Body Conference put on by a team including my colleague Prof. Faisal Bhabha
from the conference website:
The First Conference of Its Kind.
Law and the Curated Body is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on socio-legal, curatorial, historical and cultural research that considers the intersection of bodily performance (whether legal-professional, theatrical, quotidian and aesthetic) with normative and epistemological frameworks (including doctrine, policy, spirituality, and ethics).
New understandings of curating in the visual and performing arts draw on a long history of acknowledging the curatorial endeavour as a catalyst for personal and social transformation. Similarly, the centrality of the relational encounter as a site for social transformation through law is increasingly prevalent in theoretical understandings of human rights, legal ethics, criminal justice, legal pluralism and alternative dispute resolution.
Law and the Curated Body will feature innovative and interdisciplinary presentations and workshops exploring these interconnected themes from theoretical, experiential, doctrinal and practice-based perspectives.
PANEL: THE CURIOUS CASE OF ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUSTICE LORI DOUGLAS
Karen Busby (University of Manitoba Faculty of Law), “Unimaginable Ostracism and Lurid Examination: Lori Douglas and the CJC”
Sonia Lawrence (Osgoode Hall Law School), “The Word Made Flesh: Policing Judicial Images in the Digital Age”
Susan G. Drummond (Osgoode Hall Law School), “Curating the Gaze: Who Looked, and How, in the Douglas Inquiry?”The Law Society of Upper Canada, Lower Barristers’ Lounge
via Schedule | LAW AND THE CURATED BODY CONFERENCE.
Thursday March 12
1230 to 2 IKB Rm. 2027
Light Lunch Please RSVP to Lielle Gonsalves LGonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca
This roundtable will consider the saga of ACJ (Manitoba) Lori Douglas, who faced an Inquiry by the Canadian Judicial Council after (inter alia) her husband posted photographs of her on the internet. Did this bring into question her credibility as a judge? Or were the proceedings just “victim blaming couched as legitimate judicial inquiry”? What lessons can we draw from the way the Inquiry unfolded?
with: Sheila Block, Molly Reynolds (‘08) & Sarah Whitmore (‘10) Torys LLP (Counsel for ACJ Douglas); Prof Susan Drummond; Esther Mendelsohn, Osgoode 2L; Dean Lorne Sossin
Poster for sharing here
Case shows the perils of being a woman – Winnipeg Free Press.
The CJC inquiry vividly demonstrates the risks sexually violated women face. Will those who sit in judgment of her change the conversation?
See also the injunctive relief Douglas won late Friday: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lori-douglas-wins-temporary-ban-on-nude-photos-at-disciplinary-hearing-1.2845382