Tag Archives: Visitors

Visiting the IFLS: Ruth Fletcher, Queen Mary University London

Photograph of Dr. Ruth FletcherWe’re very pleased to have a short visit (return!) from Dr. Ruth Fletcher this summer.  Her work is focused on medical law and while she is here, she’s working on a host of different things, at the moment.  Here is a small slice:

A Feminist Legal Studies symposium next summer on feminism, legality and knowledge.  Save the date! (June 30-July1 2016).  Dr Fletcher is the lead editor at FLS, here’s a recent Editorial on the submission process:  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10691-015-9283-7 ,

She is also a part of the  REvaluing Care network http://revaluingcare.net (you can find her comments at http://revaluingcare.net/making-law-liveable-bringing-feminist-knowledge-of-care-into-the-curriculum/ and http://revaluingcare.net/peripheral-thinking-and-abortion-care/).  There is an edited collection forthcoming with Routledge Social Justice Series in 2016, including her chapter ‘Strangeness in Transnational Spaces’

Her interest in abortion law is also evident throughout her work, see for instance this human rights compliant legislation for Ireland drafted by feminist academic lawyers: http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw/issue/view/16 and http://humanrights.ie/gender-sexuality-and-the-law/an-ihrl-compliant-post-8th-amendment-abortion-law-for-ireland-repealthe8th/
Her faculty page at QMUL is here, and includes information about her research, teaching and publications.
Osgoode folks interested in connecting with Dr. Fletcher during her visit (to end of August) should get in touch with the IFLS co directors.

Twitter Roundup for those who don't do Twitter: Opportunities, Tips, Cases, Law Schools….

speakupWith thanks to the wonderful people who tweet out these gems for me to collect, and a special note for the always interesting and now much more active site http://www.bloggingforequality.ca “run by a group of Law Professors from the University of Ottawa…to share information about equality-related news and initiatives here at the Faculty of Law and in the broader community, as well as to disseminate our research and views on current issues.”.  On twitter at @blogforequality.   Go and have a look.


Law Schools

Tools, Tricks, Tech

Gender Representation

Fiona de Londras ‏@fdelond2 Oct  See work of my colleague @erikarackley for much more on this // Lady Hale ‘disappointed’ at lack of female judges http://bbc.in/153YLTM 

LEAF National Breakfast in Toronto

Ont. HR Commission ‏@OntHumanRights9 Oct

October is Women’s History Month. Watch OHRC’s YouTube video about the first Black woman in parliament. #WHM http://bit.ly/1gmXN9Z 


David Cameron: ‘I am a feminist’ | Politics | The Guardian http://bit.ly/1e2yMyF  hmmm.

Conferences (past)

Gender&SexualityLaw ‏@GenderSexLaw5 Oct  Missed #queerdreams conference? Video of plenaries and audio of all panels is here: https://echo.law.columbia.edu:8443/ess/portal/section/c5c7d5ae-4bd9-4afc-94a1-42bc07c889a6 …


Caselaw & Controversy

ReValuingCareNetwork ‏@ReValuingCare8 Oct Gender abortion not illegal, says top prosecutor: Starmer says nothing in law prevents a woman… http://dailym.ai/15ifhzD  via @MailOnline

Court dismisses lawsuit over Arizona’s “race- and sex-selective” abortion ban http://bit.ly/GDFLDd 

Farrah Khan ‏@farrah_khan8 Oct  Afternoon read: SALCO report Who, If, When to Marry: The Incidence of Forced Marriage in Ontario http://buff.ly/1a8q3qI  #forcedmarriage

Kyle Kirkup ‏@kylekirkup7 Oct   “Transforming Sentencing? Gender Identity, Prisons, & Cdn Criminal Law” (my first contribution to @blogforequality): http://www.bloggingforequality.ca/2013/10/transforming-sentencing-gender-identity.html …

South Africa Constitutional Court Declares Portions of Statutory Rape Laws Unconstitutional http://flip.it/sMVvG 

Steph Guthrie (@amirightfolks) argues that online misogyny isn’t just deserving of a response–but rather demands one http://youtu.be/_KHEkR5yb9A Globe and Mail Series on Sexual Assault

Farrah Khan ‏@farrah_khan7 Oct  Important read re: how Canada’s sex-assault laws violate rape victims – The Globe and Mail http://buff.ly/GHHZRF   [Kirk Makin Article]

brenda cossman ‏@BrendaCossman8 Octmy thoughts on what’s wrong with sexual assault laws http://bit.ly/16PyzzP 

[Also in the series David Butt, Courts are Failing victims of Sex Assault: Here’s how to fix a broken system]



 ♥ students.Yesterday, listened to engaged talkative 1Ls on judges role in democracy. Today, fab ideas of #osgoode SJDcand @estair Thank You!

Columbia Law's GCSL Now Accepting Applications for Sabbatical Visitors!

Deadline April 15.  Tell your friend to apply if you don’t think it’s your year. What a great opportunity.

The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for Sabbatical Visitors for the 2013-2014 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. The CGSL welcomes applications from faculty from any field who are interested in spending a semester or the academic year in residence at Columbia Law School working on scholarly projects relating to Gender and/or Sexuality Law.

Sabbatical visitors will receive an office with phone and computer, secretarial support and full access to university libraries, computer systems and recreational facilities. In addition, Sabbatical Visitors will be expected to participate in CGSL activities and present a paper at the Center’s Colloquium Series.

more here: Gender & Sexuality Law Blog » Blog Archive » Now Accepting Applications for Sabbatical Visitors!.

Hotel IFLS: Visitors (and save the date: July 18 2012).

This is just a heads up – more on all these women later.

As I write, Karen Pearlston of UNB is toiling away on the second floor of osgoode.   I hope she is enjoying the lashings of rain as much as I am.

In July, I have promised better weather to Emily Grabham (Kent), who arrives for a long visit and Erika Rackley (Durham) coming for a short one.  Save the date for a talk by Erika (and I hope Emily, but haven’t mentioned it to her yet) on July 18, 1230.  Details to follow, watch this space.  I won’t be here (family vacation) but my colleagues Dayna Scott and Janet Mosher will manage the hosting better than I ever could.

Then in the fall, IFLS will co sponsor two of Osgoode’s Genest Global Faculty, Ngaire Naffine (University of Adelaide) and Christina Rodriguez (NYU, for now). And I’m hoping to get newly appointed Joanna Erdman in for a day from Dalhousie/Schulich too.   In the spring, fingers crossed, Ruthann Robson.


I’m always happy to take your suggestions about who else we could invite (budget permitting).  Let me know.  Or, grad students/faculty members, why not apply?  See here for IFLS specific information and here for the Osgoode application process.



[Tomorrow] November 30 2011: Lunch with Osgoode IFLS visitors Chen & Gupta

Legal Feminism from a Distance 30 November 2011 1230 – 2:30 Osgoode 2009 

The IFLS has two visiting scholars this semester.   Join us for lunch, hear about their work, and meet these two women who have travelled a total of over 23745 km to get to Osgoode!

Since they came so far, we’re going to provide lunch.  Please RSVP to lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca for catering purposes.  Click here for the pdf poster.

Professor Chao-Ju Chen, National Taiwan University  Constituting and Contesting Equality: Feminist Constitutional Activism in Taiwan

Professor Priya Gupta, Jindal Global Law School (India)  The American Dream, Deferred: Contextualizing Property & Housing after the Mortgage Crisis (in addition to her work in progress on the housing issue, Professor Gupta will spend some time talking about discussing Jindal’s clinical work around women’s participation in rural good governance efforts in Haryana.)

More about our visitors http://bit.ly/IFLSvisitors.