Please circulate to likely candidates and appropriate list serves. Osgoode has had the privilege of hosting two great Fellows in the early years of this Fellowship (Amar Bhatia, Pooja Parmar) and we look forward to many more.
Here’s a bit of Monday good news
As with any career, there are always important lessons to learn along the way, and Koshan’s best mistake happened when she first began teaching. “I used to keep my opinions very close to my chest,” she said. “But after two or three years of teaching, a group of students encouraged me to be more vocal about my own views, and that’s what I’ve done since. It was a mistake to bury my enthusiasm for social justice, and I think being more explicit about that gives students a basis for thinking about and voicing their own perspectives.”
Massive congrats to Jennifer on her varied and impressive career achievements thus far – and a long future ahead. If you aren’t familiar with her work, check the university of Calgary’s ABlawg, here on SSRN and here at the Women’s Court of Canada website.
Jennifer is a really tough act to follow, but do think about a mid career person at your institution who deserves some peer recognition. Here’s the CALT website page with this year’s call for applications – it lists the terms of reference. And if your school isn’t on it yet, remind your Dean’s office about this award.
h/t Kim Brooks
Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship
The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship program will serve as a bridge to a legal academic career for one or more scholars each academic year.
The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession. Fellows will be given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of our research centers, and to teach a course at the Law School.
Promising candidates should commit to being in residence at the Law School for a full academic year. Fellowships may also be awarded for a semester. Fellows will receive approximately $50,000 in funding for a full academic year.
Fellows should not be degree candidates at Osgoode Hall Law School or any other school during the term of the fellowship.
Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to equality and diversity. We especially welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBT candidates. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and we encourage candidates to self-identify in their initial applications.
Interested individuals should send an application that includes a curriculum vitae, copies of law and graduate transcripts, a detailed statement of a research project, and three signed confidential letters of academic reference to be received as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, November 30, 2012 to:
Secretary of the Faculty Recruitment Committee
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
tel: (416) 650-8283
Please note that electronic applications are strongly preferred, and hard copies will not be returned.
Read about our first fellowship holder, Pooja Parmar, here.
Law’s Relations includes many concrete legal applications of her theory of relational autonomy, offering new insights into the debates over due process, judicial review, violence against women, and private versus public law.” (From OUP Press page)
See more about the book here. Congrats to Jennifer,
Two awards, detailed below. One requires application, the other nomination. Apply, encourage someone else, or tell your school about a woman who deserves nomination.
2012 Aird & Berlis LLP/WLAO Advocacy Award
In 2007, Aird & Berlis LLP and WLAO established an annual award to be granted to a female law student for her
efforts in an advocacy project advancing equality rights. This award will provide the recipient with resources and
guidance in launching her proposed project and includes a monetary award of $1000.00.
The recipient of the award will demonstrate the following characteristics:
• female registered, in good standing, at an Ontario faculty of law and studying for an LL.B, J.D. or LL.M.;
• enduring dedication, inspiring leadership and passionate advocacy for equality rights (such as, but not limited
to gender, sexual orientation, disability, refugee, aboriginal, minority and HIV/AIDS victim’s rights).
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of projects an applicant should have or have had an active
involvement in to be eligible for this award:
• volunteer work at a clinic, non-profit organization, government office or within the law school community;
• academic endeavors such as journals, articles, papers, theses, research or projects; and
• community outreach programs.
Applicants must submit the application form a project proposal and a letter of merit. More information, details and contacts on the form.
Applications must be received by April 20, 2012
2012 McCarthy Tétrault/WLAO Community Contribution Award (Nomination)
Since 2005 McCarthy Tétrault LLP and WLAO annually select one student to receive an award for Contribution to
Community. If there is a female student registered with your Law School who deserves this award, we invite
you to submit a nomination. (This probably means that if you know someone you think deserves this award, you should bring her to the attention of a member of your school’s senior staff or administration – SL)
Nomination form available here.
The recipient of the award will demonstrate the following qualifications and characteristics:
* female registered in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, and in good standing at an Ontario facultyof law, and studying for an L L.B or LL.M.;
* a record of significant contribution to the advancement of women studying law; and,
* a well-rounded student actively involved in, and committed to, her community.
The successful candidate will receive her award at a special dinner and have the opportunity to meet many
influential and successful women lawyers, legal educators, and judges. The recipient will also be invited to visit
the firm of McCarthy Tétrault LLP to speak with practicing lawyers in a business environment. The financial
aspect of the award is $1000.00.
Nomination forms must be received before April 20, 2012
H/T Ronda Bessner