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Dean - Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University

Tue, 2019-06-04 14:48 -- manager

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC is undergoing a search for a Dean of Law. The job advertisement is here. If interested, please contact Jayson Young or Cameron Geldart of The Geldart Group, 604 926 0005. 

University of Manitoba, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law - Assistant Professor

Wed, 2019-05-29 23:31 -- manager

Robson Hall, Faculty of Law invites applications for up to 4 tenure-track Faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis with a review of applications commencing August 1, 2018 and positions available from January 1, 2019 onwards. No specific area of scholarship is listed and the candidate should be willing to teach mandatory areas on the JD degree (e.g., Contract, Tort, Property, Trusts, Criminal Law, Public Law, Legal Systems, Corporations, etc.).

Robson Hall is undergoing an extraordinary period of curriculum redevelopment with a focus on teaching innovation, research excellence and experiential learning opportunities for professional practice. The University of Manitoba prides itself as amongst the oldest law faculties, offering a university degree since 1884. It is home to three research centres: the Legal Research Institute, the Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Centre for Human Rights Research and has peer-reviewed academic publications, including the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, the Canadian Journal of Human Rights, the Manitoba Law Journal and Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law (Springer-Asser Press). The Faculty has endowed chairs: the Asper Chair in International Business and Trade Law and the Marcel A. Desautels Chair in Private Enterprise and the Law, and has recently been endowed with a chair in Human Rights and Social Justice. Based in Winnipeg, Robson Hall is a vibrant and rich work environment where Faculty members provide external leadership in a variety of organizations such as the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Law Reform Commission, various non-government organizations, as well as a wide range of professional bodies and scholarly organizations. The Faculty offers a JD and a Research LLM and has recently approved a new inter-disciplinary Master of Human Rights (MHR). The Faculty is proud of the achievements of its alumni who contribute to the legal profession and a wide range of business and public service, nationally and internationally, including a judge on the International Criminal Court.

Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed researcher and educator, with a developing research profile who will provide academic leadership in developing mandatory JD courses through teaching innovation and research excellence in terms of originality, impact and academic rigour.

Applicants for the position will:

  • hold a JD (or equivalent) and a doctorate in law or be near to completion;

  • have experience and an excellent record of high quality teaching in law subjects;

  • contribute to at least two of the mandatory areas in the JD degree;

  • have experience and proven track record of, or potential for, quality research and publishing in a law subject as demonstrated in publications in peer-reviewed journals or other refereed fora or peer-edited equivalents;

  • have a record of, or demonstrated potential for, supervising research students;

  • be an independent worker with experience in managing teaching, research and administrative duties;

  • demonstrate they can work as part of a team within a collegial environment;

  • have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a diverse environment;

  • have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing;

  • be expected to contribute to all aspects of the academic life of the Faculty and University;

  • have excellent presentation skills in communicating with a variety of people, including students, colleagues and external stakeholders.

 

Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar 2

Tue, 2019-05-14 12:01 -- manager
On behalf of Associate Professor Antonio Rodrigues de Freitas Júnior, I have the pleasure to invite you all to the "Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar 2: Cultural Diversity and Global Challenges", a result of the partnership between the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and the Shinshu University.
 
The event will occur on 16-17 September 2019, in the Faculty of Law of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
 
Research roundtable presentations in simultaneous panels are planned. So we welcome your contributions.
 
Further information: https://sites.usp.br/gemdit/.
 
I ask you please to broadly spread this initiative among your contacts.
 
Thank you very much for your attention.
 
Best regards,
 
Victor Raduan da Silva
Master's student - University of Sao Paulo (USP), Faculty of Law, Brazil
 

OBA Foundation fellowships in legal ethics and professionalism

Tue, 2019-05-14 11:46 -- manager

The OBA Foundation has issued a call for applications for the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

The OBA Foundation is now accepting applications for each of these two Fellowships for the 2019-2020 year.  The deadline for applications is July 2, 2019.

  • $15,000 will be paid to the recipient of the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research.  This Fellowship is open to full-time faculty teaching at a Canadian university or college.
  • $5,000 will be paid to the recipient of the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Studies.  This Fellowship is open to OBA members who are not full-time faculty teaching at a Canadian university or college.

The details of the Fellowships, including any limiting conditions, are available at: oba.org/foundation/fellowshipterms.

Réformer la justice : des théories de l’action publique aux pratiques des acteurs, Montréal, 19 et 20 septembre 2019

Fri, 2019-04-05 13:52 -- manager

1er Rendez-vous international de la recherche sur les réformes du droit et de la justice

Le Rendez-vous international de la recherche sur les réformes du droit et de la justice rassemble des chercheurs qui ont étudié ces processus de transformation des mondes juridique et judiciaire, ainsi que les praticiens qui les ont influencées.

Ce colloque scientifique vise à examiner les approches disciplinaires mobilisées pour comprendre ces réformes et analyser les conditions contextuelles dans lesquelles celles-ci ont été réalisées. De quelles manières étudier de telles réformes ? Comment le droit et la justice se réforment-ils dans les faits ? Quelles sont les visions sous-jacentes au changement projeté ? Les expériences tentées dans certaines juridictions tracent-elle la voie à suivre ? Quels sont les éléments qui favorisent, ralentissent ou empêchent les réformes envisagées en matière de droit et de justice?

Le Rendez-vous international, qui aura lieu à tous les deux ans et dont la langue de communication est le français, est une initiative du consortium de recherche Accès au Droit et à la Justice (ADAJ : adaj.ca) regroupant neuf universités canadiennes, en association avec l’Institut Québécois de Réforme du Droit et de la Justice (IQRDJ : adaj.ca/iqrdj).

Date limite pour soumettre une proposition de communication : 1er mai 2019

L'appel à communications est ici.

CLSA Mid-Year Meeting, Oct. 2019 / Rencontre de mi-année de l'ACDS, Oct. 2019

Wed, 2019-04-03 21:19 -- manager

L’Association Canadienne Droit et Société (ACDS) vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour sa prochaine rencontre de mi-année qui aura lieu à la faculté de droit de l’Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa (ON), située sur les territoires ancestraux non cédés de la nation algonquine (Anishinàbeg), les 18 et 19 octobre 2019. Le thème de la conférence s’intitule « Le droit et le savoir à l’ère des partenariats ». L'appel à communications est ici

This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s annual mid-year meeting, which will take place at the Faculty of Law of the University Ottawa, Ottawa (ON), located on the ancestral unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, on October 18-19, 2019. The broad theme for this year is “Law & Learning in an Era of Partnerships.” The call for papers is here

Modern Studies in Property Law Conference, 15-17 April 2020, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Wed, 2019-04-03 20:55 -- manager

The 2020 conference will follow the pattern of previous Modern Studies in Property Law conferences with a mix of plenary, discussion and panel sessions, and will also incorporate the social and human side of property law through the consideration of emerging technologies and the involvement of spokespersons and presentations from social housing schemes, shared equity schemes, organisations engaging with homelessness and the housing of vulnerable people as well as engage with the (sometimes competing) commercial interests associated with property. 

The overarching theme of conference is secure within these walls, and we hope that contributors will interpret this as broadly as possible to include aspects from public and private law. The conference will also include a dedicated PGR strand and we would like to encourage PGR to present their work in diverse ways using the latest technologies.

To register an expression of interest please visit 

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2020/04/modern-studies-in-property-law-conference-2020/

Call for papers -- Mid-year meeting of the CLSA

Wed, 2019-04-03 20:19 -- manager

CLSA Mid-Winter Meeting is moving to the Fall!

Dear Members,

This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s annual mid-year meeting, which will take place at the Faculty of Law of the University Ottawa, Ottawa (ON), located on the ancestral unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, on October 18-19, 2019.

The mid-year meeting is a relatively small, informal gathering when compared to the annual meetings, and is a great way to discuss ongoing projects, connect with CLSA members from across the country and get involved in the organization.  

The broad theme for this year is “Law & Learning in an Era of Partnerships.”

In 1979, only two SSHRC research grants were awarded in law, leading to the creation of the Consultative Group on Research and Education in Law and to the publication of the Harry Arthurs’ Law & Learning report in 1983. Forty years after the dismal scenario of 1979, legal scholars today are major participants in one of SSHRC’s top funding programs (Partnership Grants), both as principal and co-investigators. This meeting will discuss the state of socio-legal research in the current context of such long term, interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.

Members are encouraged to organize roundtable discussions or panels around themes within socio-legal scholarship, including “Law and Partnership Projects”, “Law and Interdisciplinarity,” “Indigenous Legal Perspectives,” “Law and Community Engagement,” or any other topics that broadly fall in the area of socio-legal studies and methodologies. Individual submissions for paper presentations are also welcome.

Please send a brief abstract or description of your roundtable, panel or individual paper (up to 250 words) and a short bio to joao.velloso@uottawa.ca by April 28, 2019

All accepted presentations will be given on Friday, October 18 and the morning of Saturday, October 19, 2019. The board meeting will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Note that all presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the conference. Registration for the conference is free.

We hope to see you in Ottawa in October.

Appel à communications -­‐ Recontre de mi-année de l'Association canadienne droit et société

Wed, 2019-04-03 20:07 -- manager

La rencontre de mi-hiver de l’ACDS sera à l’automne!

Chers membres,

L’Association Canadienne Droit et Société (ACDS) vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour sa prochaine rencontre de mi-année qui aura lieu à la faculté de droit de l’Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa (ON), située sur les territoires ancestraux non cédés de la nation algonquine (Anishinàbeg), les 18 et 19 octobre 2019.

Le colloque de mi-année est une rencontre plus petite et informelle que les colloques annuels. C’est l’occasion parfaite pour la discussion des projets en cours, rencontrer d’autres membres pancanadiens de l’ACDS et vous impliquer dans l’organisation. 

Cette année, le thème de la conférence s’intitule « Le droit et le savoir » à l’ère des partenariats ».

En 1979, seulement deux subventions de recherche du CRSH ont été accordées aux chercheur-se-s en droit. Cela a conduit à la création du Groupe consultatif sur la recherche et l’éducation en droit et à la publication du rapport Le droit et le savoir d’Harry Arthurs. Quarante ans après le sombre scénario de 1979, les chercheur-se-s en droit ont aujourd'hui une grande participation au principal programme de financement du CRSH (Subventions de partenariat), en tant que chercheur-se-s ou directeur-ice-s de projet. Nous souhaitons discuter de l’état de la recherche sociojuridique dans le contexte actuel de ces grands projets à long terme, interdisciplinaires et collaboratifs.

Les membres sont encouragé-e-s à organiser des tables-ronde ou des panels s’articulant autour des grands thèmes de la recherche sociojuridique, dont « les projets en partenariat », « le droit et l’interdisciplinarité », « les perspectives juridiques autochtones », « le droit et l’engagement communautaire » ou tout autre thème ayant trait aux études sociojuridiques et ses méthodologies.

Prière d’envoyer une petite bio et un bref extrait ou description de votre table ronde, de votre suggestion de panel ou de votre contribution personnelle (250 mots maximum) à joao.velloso@uottawa.ca avant le 28 avril 2019.

Les contributions retenues seront présentées le vendredi 18 octobre et le matin du samedi 19 octobre 2019. La réunion du conseil d’administration aura lieu dans l’après-midi du samedi 19 octobre 2019.

Veuillez noter que les conférencier-ère-s doivent être membres de l’ACDS. L’inscription à la conférence est gratuite.

En espérant vous voir en grand nombre en octobre.

 

Dr. Joao Velloso, Comité organisateur et conseil d’administration de l’ACDS

Dr. Nicole O’Byrne, Présidente de l’ACDS

 

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