The IFLS is delighted to welcome Dr. Vicky Conway, Associate Professor of Law at Dublin City University to Osgoode for October & November 2018. She’ll be giving a public talk, FALLEN WOMEN OF EIRE – TRACING THE HISTORY OF THE CRIMINALISATION OF ABORTION IN IRELAND, on Thursday October 11 1230, Room TBC (rsvp please for catering).
Vicky has worked in a number of universities including Kent Law School and Queen’s University Belfast. She is a leading researcher on policing in Ireland with an emphasis on the intersection between social change, police culture and police accountability. She has published two monographs on policing in Ireland and was appointed by government to be a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland which reported in September 2018. She is currently researching solicitor attendance at police station interviews and is one of the drivers of a training programme for solicitors who have begun to attend interviews. Vicky was a founding member of Lawyers for Choice and continues to be heavily active in working to ensure feminist reform of Irish abortion laws. She is also conducting research on the criminalisation of abortion in Ireland.
Vicky is visiting the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School in October and November 2018. Vicky would be delighted to meet with faculty, students and student societies to discuss any issues relating to reproductive rights, gender and the law, feminist legal activism, criminal procedure or policing while she is visiting at Osgoode. Reach her via the IFLS Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Vicky on twitter at @drvconway,
We’re very pleased to have a short visit (return!) from Dr. Ruth Fletcher this summer. Her work is focused on medical law and while she is here, she’s working on a host of different things, at the moment. Here is a small slice:
A Feminist Legal Studies symposium next summer on feminism, legality and knowledge. Save the date! (June 30-July1 2016). Dr Fletcher is the lead editor at FLS, here’s a recent Editorial on the submission process: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10691-015-9283-7 ,
She is also a part of the REvaluing Care network http://revaluingcare.net (you can find her comments at http://revaluingcare.net/making-law-liveable-bringing-feminist-knowledge-of-care-into-the-curriculum/ and http://revaluingcare.net/peripheral-thinking-and-abortion-care/). There is an edited collection forthcoming with Routledge Social Justice Series in 2016, including her chapter ‘Strangeness in Transnational Spaces’
Her faculty page at QMUL is here, and includes information about her research, teaching and publications.
Osgoode folks interested in connecting with Dr. Fletcher during her visit (to end of August) should get in touch with the IFLS co directors.
With thanks to the wonderful people who tweet out these gems for me to collect, and a special note for the always interesting and now much more active site http://www.bloggingforequality.ca “run by a group of Law Professors from the University of Ottawa…to share information about equality-related news and initiatives here at the Faculty of Law and in the broader community, as well as to disseminate our research and views on current issues.”. On twitter at @blogforequality. Go and have a look.
Tools, Tricks, Tech
LEAF National Breakfast in Toronto
David Cameron: ‘I am a feminist’ | Politics | The Guardian http://bit.ly/1e2yMyF hmmm.
South Africa Constitutional Court Declares Portions of Statutory Rape Laws Unconstitutional http://flip.it/sMVvG
Steph Guthrie (@amirightfolks) argues that online misogyny isn’t just deserving of a response–but rather demands one http://youtu.be/_KHEkR5yb9A Globe and Mail Series on Sexual Assault
♥ students.Yesterday, listened to engaged talkative 1Ls on judges role in democracy. Today, fab ideas of #osgoode SJDcand @estair Thank You!
Deadline April 15. Tell your friend to apply if you don’t think it’s your year. What a great opportunity.
The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for Sabbatical Visitors for the 2013-2014 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. The CGSL welcomes applications from faculty from any field who are interested in spending a semester or the academic year in residence at Columbia Law School working on scholarly projects relating to Gender and/or Sexuality Law.
Sabbatical visitors will receive an office with phone and computer, secretarial support and full access to university libraries, computer systems and recreational facilities. In addition, Sabbatical Visitors will be expected to participate in CGSL activities and present a paper at the Center’s Colloquium Series.
more here: Gender & Sexuality Law Blog » Blog Archive » Now Accepting Applications for Sabbatical Visitors!.
This is just a heads up – more on all these women later.
As I write, Karen Pearlston of UNB is toiling away on the second floor of osgoode. I hope she is enjoying the lashings of rain as much as I am.
In July, I have promised better weather to Emily Grabham (Kent), who arrives for a long visit and Erika Rackley (Durham) coming for a short one. Save the date for a talk by Erika (and I hope Emily, but haven’t mentioned it to her yet) on July 18, 1230. Details to follow, watch this space. I won’t be here (family vacation) but my colleagues Dayna Scott and Janet Mosher will manage the hosting better than I ever could.
Then in the fall, IFLS will co sponsor two of Osgoode’s Genest Global Faculty, Ngaire Naffine (University of Adelaide) and Christina Rodriguez (NYU, for now). And I’m hoping to get newly appointed Joanna Erdman in for a day from Dalhousie/Schulich too. In the spring, fingers crossed, Ruthann Robson.
I’m always happy to take your suggestions about who else we could invite (budget permitting). Let me know. Or, grad students/faculty members, why not apply? See here for IFLS specific information and here for the Osgoode application process.