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Book Giveaway Winner! & Next Contest!

Thanks to those of you who entered.  The random number generator coughed up Nooreen Bhanji’s entry.  She’s a freshly minted (2011!) grad of Osgoode Hall now articling at Torys LLP who clearly likes non fiction -she says that the last book she read was “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis. Now she will be able to spend her non working hours (what?) reading something a little bit further in the past but just as relevant to the future.  Thanks to all to entered.

Moving right along, I seem to have a credit at UBC Press, and they have just released  Troubling Sex: Towards a Legal Theory of Sexual Integrity by Dal’s Elaine Craig. Sample chapter available here.

Blending feminist theory with queer theory, she advances an iconoclastic approach to law and sexuality that has the power to transform both theory and practice.

So, once again, if you’re interested, put your name in the comments OR on the IFLS FB page. I’ll try to take care of this one within the week.  Cannot guarantee holiday delivery, though, since this one isn’t actually in my office yet.



book giveaway: Serena Mayeri's Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law and the Civil Rights Revolution

I have an extra copy, you need something to read when you are off work/school/marking (or, you think this would make a perfect gift – it’s not a used copy).  Let me know in the comments (they are moderated, so you won’t see it pop up right away).  I’ll take entries for about 36 hours, then do a random draw, then contact the lucky winner for an address and ship it out this week (or, if you want help preventing distractions until December X, we can hold it till later).

This book, btw, is one I really liked. Pauli Murray, a new hero.  Definitely provokes thinking about current campaigns and legal strategies. Plus, it’s history! Bliss.  Those who attended Prof. Chao-Ju Chen’s recent talk on feminist legal strategy in Taiwan might be particularly interested in this story.

Here’s Author and UPenn law/history prof Serena Mayeri talking about her book:

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?

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

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

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. **