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The CBA awards Prof. Dianne Pothier (Dalhousie) 2012 CBA President's Award

Read about it here.

 

A member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society since 1982, Prof. Pothier counts constitutional, public and labour law and disability issues among her teaching subjects and research interests. She has argued three cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, including acting as counsel for the appellant in RDS v. The Queen, acting as counsel for the joint intervention of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN Canada) in the Supreme Court of Canada in Auton v. British Columbia, in which parents of an autistic boy argued the province discriminated by not funding a controversial treatment.

Do you know Dianne and her work? Here’s her faculty bio from Dal, where she started her academic career in 1986, which lists some of her extensive body of work in labour law, critical disability studies, feminist theory, legal education – and more. And, for “fun” of a very academic sort here‘s her “judgment” for the Women’s Court of Canada, in Eaton v. Brant County Board of Education so you can imagine an alternate career path for Justice Pothier.

Without wanting to get too deeply into the culture of awards and ceremonies – it’s easy to say that it is great to see the CBA recognized the contributions of this straight talking and very hard working member of the legal academy.  Congratulations Dianne!

 

Contest (Osgoode students only, sorry)! Nov. 3 OBA Dinner/Talk: Feminist Legal Analysis: Part of the solution, or part of the Problem?

CBA – Feminist Legal Analysis: Slutwalks: Part of the solution, or part of the Problem?

SPEAKERS
Sonya J. F. Barnett,SlutWalk CoFounder
Brenda Cossman, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Karin Galldin,Galldin Law, Feminist Legal Practice

I want to go to this Ontario Bar Association program (click through link or see below), but I can’t make it work with my schedule.   Next best option:

in exchange for a promise to write up a short blog post on this event OR some other issue (pls specify) OR do 8-10 tweets on the night for IFLS, I will hand out max four student tickets to this event to Osgoode students.  Send me an email! slawrence at the usual osgoode. first come first serve.

NB: You have to be a student member of the OBA/CBA (or you can buy a membership for $20) to attend on the student tickets i’m offering here – and i’m prioritizing people who will actually attend, as opposed to watch webcast).

It’s an opportunity to have someone else make your dinner, and to see Prof Brenda Cossman speak, should be fun. Do you read her posts at SexText, the blog of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at U of T?  She also tweets, @BrendaCossman.

 

 

Slutwalks: Part of the solution, or part of the Problem?
November 3, 2011

SlutWalks began in the spring of 2011 after a Toronto police officer told York University students that to remain safe, “women should avoid dressing like sluts.” In angry response, young women (and men) marched in Toronto and over 70 cities around the world, often dressed in bras, halter tops and garter belts.

New York Times reporter Rebecca Traister and others have questioned whether SlutWalks leave young feminists open to the very kinds of attacks they are battling. In this session, the panel will explore from a legal perspective, whether SlutWalks are a positive or negative phenomena in the ongoing struggle to eliminate sexual violence against women.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Location: The Conference Centre at the OBA
200-20 Toronto Street | Toronto ON M5C 2B8
Agenda: 5:30 pm Registration
6:00 pm Buffet Dinner
6:30 pm Panel Discussion followed by Q & A period
CPD LOGO CPD HOURS1.5 Substantive Hours
0 Professionalism Hours
0 New Member Hours

Register for Live Program | Register for Live Webcast

CHAIRS
Shelley Quinn, Counsel, Department of Justice Canada
Sheryl Smolkin, Lawyer/Writer/Editor

SPEAKERS
Sonya J. F. Barnett,SlutWalk CoFounder
Brenda Cossman, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Karin Galldin,Galldin Law, Feminist Legal Practice

** NO LATE REGISTRATIONS OR WALK INS AVAILABLE – For in-person programs with a meal, registration is closed 1 day before the program. Webcast option is still available. **