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Lorna Turnbull appointed Dean of Law at Manitoba Law School

Some nice news for Manitobans, Winnipeggers, and the rest of us too.

Here’s Lorna’s faculty page at Manitoba. She’s been acting dean since 2010. She’s the author of many things including Double Jeopardy
Motherwork and the Law
, published by Sumach Press (read Uvic’s Rebecca Johnson reviewing this book, here).  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lorna through the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, and of course seeing her at scholarly/feminist events over the years.  She even taught here at Osgoode (but before I arrived).  This is great news – congratulations, Lorna, and to the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.  Link to official announcement.

Camille A. Nelson named Dean of Suffolk Law School in the U.S.

Well, this is good news on a number of fronts!  Committed, dynamic, brilliant, and a woman of colour who identifies as Canadian, among other things (click for a link to one of her articles which contains a very thoughtful discussion of multiple identities), Camille has a degree from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Ottawa U.  She clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada, and, after getting an LLM from Columbia, she’s done interesting and important work on race, gender and beyond.  Have a look at her 2010 publication in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law on disability (mental health), policing and race.  Her contributions go way beyond her scholarship, though, as her many awards and honours suggest (see link below or click on picture to learn more about her).

She’s the first woman and first person of colour to be Dean at Suffolk.  I met Camille when i was just out of law school and she was at Columbia doing her LLM.  She was so impressive then. It seems she’s gotten only more so in the interim.  Have you read Racism Eh? It came out in 2004.  Maybe it’s new to you, though! Check it out. Click through to the publisher’s site for ordering.

And of course, Camille joins Dalhousie’s new Schulich School of Law Dean, Kim Brooks, creating an east coast mini hotspot in the reinvention of Dean-ing.   More on Camille’s appointment here: Suffolk Law News.

– sonia