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Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at UBC: PostDoc Affiliation

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UBC Centre for Feminist Legal Studies Postdoctoral Affiliation, UBC Law at Allard Hall University of British Columbia  Vancouver, Canada

The UBC Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (CFLS) welcomes inquiries from feminist legal scholars who are applying for postdoctoral fellowships and who are interested in pursuing their postdoctoral research at the UBC Faculty of Law and being affiliated with the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies.

The CFLS offers a vibrant feminist community to successful postdoctoral applicants, including the opportunity to participate and to present research in the weekly CFLS lecture series, invitations to lectures and other events, opportunities to develop research collaborations and mentoring relationships with faculty members, and the possibility of giving guest lectures in courses offered by the Faculty of Law. Postdoctoral fellows are welcome to use the CFLS resource library as well as UBC Law’s excellent law library.  The CFLS cannot provide funding support. Our website is at: http://www.law.ubc.ca/cfls/index.html .

The Centre can assist in identifying an appropriate supervisor. Please consult the information on our affiliated faculty members and let us know if you have questions:

http://faculty.law.ubc.ca/cfls/feminist_legal_studies/feminist_faculty.html

Applications will be assessed according to:

a.      Evidence of connections between the applicant’s research plan and the expertise of members of the CFLS

b.      Evidence of past scholarly and related accomplishments of the candidate, in particular, those that advance knowledge in the field of feminist legal studies

c.      Evidence of contributions that the applicant would make to the CFLS community, if successful.

Preliminary applications should be sent to cfls@law.ubc.ca. They should include:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (including list of publications)
  • Sample of published work
  • Two or three letters of recommendation
  • Funding application for UBC-administered fellowship or copy of funding application to external source (or, if you have not yet applied, your plans for obtaining funding)

Your cover letter should explain the focus of your postdoctoral research and address the assessment points outlined above.

Applicants are expected to be doctoral students in the last year of their doctoral studies. If the Centre agrees to support your application, it will also have to be approved by the Faculty of Law. Please consult the general Faculty of Law requirements at: http://www.law.ubc.ca/graduate/p-programs-postdoctoral.html.

 

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The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at UBC.

UBC CFLS 2011-12 Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice by Hester Lessard [podcast]

Podcasts make a big country slightly smaller.  Now you can hear Hester Lessard in Vancouver even if you’re in Halifax, Yellowknife, Lévis or Toronto.  And through Hester, you can hear Marlee Kline.  Thanks UBC Law Centre for Feminist Legal Studies!

Jurisdictional justice and the “dream of democracy” : missing voices in the struggle for insite [audiorecording]. (link is to UBC catalogue – link to open/play mp3 is near bottom right)

Link to the Insite judgment Prof. Lessard discusses in her talk.

 

Graduate Scholarships for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode/York: Deadline May 1st…

…but start thinking about them now.

Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Osgoode Professor Mary Jane Mossman to issues of legal scholarship and education, and particularly as they relate to concerns of women. One scholarship with a total value of $15,000 will be awarded. The main criterion for this scholarship is a demonstrated potential for excellence in feminist legal theory, supported by a strong academic background and/or other activities or projects of relevance undertaken by the applicant. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Helena Orton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the life and work of Helena Orton, whose tragic death in 1997 cut short a distinguished career dedicated to using law as a tool to pursue equality for women, especially for women in the workplace.

See Helena Orton speaking on behalf of LEAF at 1:55 in this CBC report on the decision in Moge v. Moge.

The scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student undertaking either full-time or part-time thesis graduate studies, at Osgoode Hall Law School or York University School of Women’s Studies, whose graduate work will explore relationships between law and social equality. Preference will be given to students committed to studying workplace issues of benefit to women. Students will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, and demonstrated commitment to equality issues. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Tell me about your school’s awards for feminist legal studies and I’ll post them in the category “awards/prizes/scholarships”.

Feminist Legal Studies – New Award @ UBC (JD students) and other awards…

Hilda Janzen Memorial Award in Feminist Legal Studies

UBC Law is very pleased to announce a new donor-funded award for UBC Law students. The Hilda Janzen Memorial Award in Feminist Legal Studies will be granted annually to a male or female student in good academic standing who has demonstrated leadership in feminist issues and faces financial or systemic barriers to accessing or continuing a legal education.

Donor Sonya Wall was inspired to establish the award by the commitment shown by her aunt, the late Hilda Janzen, to the advancement of women in professional fields, and by the costs and other barriers students face in pursuing a legal education.

This award will be the largest available for an individual UBC Law J.D. student. At $18,000 annually, the award will cover the current costs of tuition and books for the recipient, as well as offset living expenses for the year. Susan Boyd, Professor of Law, Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, and Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies says that

this amazing new award recognizes two important facts: first, that there is an ongoing need for lawyering inspired by a feminist ethic and, second, that many students who are committed to bringing their feminist approach to law encounter barriers in the course of obtaining a law degree. Sonya’s generosity ensures that the law school community will be enriched by the presence of feminist students and that their expertise will promote social justice in years to come.

The Faculty is grateful for this inspired gift and welcomes Ms. Wall to the group of generous alumni and friends who support the education of UBC law students.

Students interested in applying for the Hilda Janzen Memorial Award can access the application here (PDF).

Deadline: June 3rd, 2011 for continuing law students / June 27th, 2011 for incoming first year students.

UBC has other prizes and scholarships aimed at feminist legal studies listed here.  Osgoode/York have some too, for Graduate studies. I’ll put all these up again next year, with better timing…

Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Osgoode Professor Mary Jane Mossman to issues of legal scholarship and education, and particularly as they relate to concerns of women. One scholarship with a total value of $15,000 will be awarded. The main criterion for this scholarship is a demonstrated potential for excellence in feminist legal theory, supported by a strong academic background and/or other activities or projects of relevance undertaken by the applicant. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Helena Orton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the life and work of Helena Orton, whose tragic death in 1997 cut short a distinguished career dedicated to using law as a tool to pursue equality for women, especially for women in the workplace. The scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student undertaking either full-time or part-time thesis graduate studies, at Osgoode Hall Law School or York University School of Women’s Studies, whose graduate work will explore relationships between law and social equality. Preference will be given to students committed to studying workplace issues of benefit to women. Students will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, and demonstrated commitment to equality issues. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Tell me about your school’s awards for feminist legal studies and I’ll post them in the category “awards/prizes/scholarships”.