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Tuesday Feb 13 1230 (Lunch) Transgender Challenges with Osgoode Arthurs’ Visiting Professor Sharon Cowan (Edinburgh)

Sharon Cowan is coming as an Arthurs Visitor to Osgoode Hall Law School from Feb  8 to March 3. On Feb 13, she’ll give a talk (this was originally scheduled for Feb 16 but has been moved). All welcome but pls RSVP so we get the food order right.

TRANSGENDER CHALLENGES: IDENTITY EQUALITY AND COMMUNITY  VISITING PROFESSOR SHARON COWAN, PROFESSOR OF FEMINIST AND QUEER LEGAL STUDIES (EDINBURGH LAW)

This talk will describe preliminary findings from Professor Cowan’s comparative socio-legal project looking at the impact of law on transgender people in three jurisdictions.

1230PM Room 2027 Osgoode Hall Law School RSVP www.bit.ly/IFLSRSVP

DATE CHANGE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2018 DATE CHANGE TRANSGENDER CHALLENGES: IDENTITY EQUALITY AND COMMUNITY VISITING PROFESSOR SHARON COWAN, PROFESSOR OF FEMINIST AND QUEER LEGAL STUDIES (EDINBURGH LAW) This talk will describe preliminary findings from Professor Cowan's comparative socio-legal project looking at the impact of law on transgender people in three jurisdictions. Sharon will be visiting Osgoode and the IFLS February 9 to March 3 2018. 1230PM Room 2027 Osgoode Hall Law School RSVP www.bit.ly/IFLSRSVP

Friday Feb 2 (Lunch) 130 Shining the Light: A conversation with Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the OHRC

Renu Mandhane hasn’t been the Chief Commissioner of the OHRC very long, but it’s been long enough to know she’s doing things very differently.   Moving fast and publicly, she has moved the dial of public discourse on solitary confinement, racial profiling, and many other critical issues of the right to equality.

Join us on Friday Feb 1 for a conversation with Renu, covering the campaigns she’s spearheaded, and her views about the relationship between law, advocacy, activism and social change.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2 2018 SHINING THE LIGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH RENU MANDHANE, CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF THE OHRC Since being appointed Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission in October 2015, Renu Mandhane has worked tirelessly to shine the bright light of public attention on human rights issues long ignored by mainstream discourse here in Ontario. We will cover some of the recent campaigns and reports by the OHRC, think about relationships between law, lived experience, advocacy and social change, discuss the work of lawyering for change, and more. RSVP www.bit.ly/IFLSRSVP Lunch provided. TIME CHANGE 130PM Room 2027 Osgoode Hall Law SchoolRSVP www.bit.ly/RenuM please, because…lunch provided.

Lunch Talk on Tues July 19 at York – Sarah Keenan on Australia's Northern Territory Emergency Response Act

Join us for lunch on Tuesday July 19 at 1230 in Ross S839 as IFLS Visitor Sarah Keenan presents from her work-in-progress.

The Secret Life of Property:

Time & Belonging under Australia’s Northern Territory Emergency Response Act

More about Sarah Keenan available here.  This talk will engage ideas from property law, Indigenous rights, postcolonial jurisprudence & critical geography.

All are welcome, but do RSVP to Lielle Gonsalves lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca so we have the right amount of food for everyone.

 

IFLS Visitor: Sarah Keenan (Oxford Brookes)

University campuses in July can be a bit lonely. Luckily I no longer have to rely on the web!  We currently have a visitor, the intrepid Sarah Keenan, faculty member at Oxford Brookes, finishing up her PhD at Kent.  Sarah is intrepid because she’s come to Osgoode despite the fact that we’ve no library and no lovely building to entice her – we’re just about ready to move back.  Sarah’s on her way to the PECANs early career workshop in Vancouver (UBC) – which looks great.

Sarah is visiting the IFLS July 11-22, 2011 and will give a talk focusing on her work on critical geographies and Aboriginality next week (details to follow).  Here’s one of her articles on a related subject – a book review of a book I found incredible – Chloe’s Hoopers “The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (link to Chapters.ca for Canadian ordering).

Here’s Sarah’s bio from Oxford Brookes:

Sarah completed a BA (International Relations)/LLB with first class honours at the Australian National University in 2003. She has clerked for Justice Margaret Wilson of the Supreme Court of Queensland, practiced as a solicitor and been part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program in Beijing, China. Before coming to Brookes Sarah was a teaching assistant at the University of Kent and part of the Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality.

Sarah’s research interests are centred around the main areas of critical legal theory, property, post-colonial jurisprudence and feminist jurisprudence. She is currently exploring each of these areas in her PhD thesis on law’s role in the production of spaces of belonging. Drawing in particular on critical theories from geography, Sarah explores the co-constitutive relationship between law and space, asking what insights can be gained by using a spatial framework to approach socio-legal questions generally understood through the framework of identity politics.  Coming from a background as a community lawyer and activist, Sarah is interested in using critical theories to explore law in its many and varied forms and to question how law relates to other forms of governance.

Sarah sits on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies and the Committee for the Postgraduate and Early Career Academics Network.  She currently teaches Contract and Equity.   (Source: Oxford Brookes University website).