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Midwinter meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association - January 2019

Tue, 2018-11-06 23:23 -- manager


Call for Papers – Canadian Law and Society Association’s Mid-Winter Meeting & Gathering


In the middle, in the midst…


This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting & Gathering which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg from January 19-20, 2019. The Mid-Winter Meeting is a relatively small, informal gathering and a great way to connect with CLSA members from across the country and to get involved in the organization.

The theme for this year is In the middle, in the midst. We invite submissions that are “works-in-progress” so that the gathering can serve as a workshopping event where we can come together to provide supportive feedback midway through the academic year. We welcome submissions that broadly fall in the area of socio-legal studies, including presentations focused on research, methodologies, community-based work, and pedagogy. We also invite participants to explore the interdisciplinary aspects of socio-legal work and to present projects that examine the relationships between legal, social, and political meaning. Further, the theme for the event encourages participants to reflect on legal pluralism and relationships to place, as the gathering will take place in Treaty 1 territory and at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, a crossroads for Indigenous peoples for centuries.

Roundtable discussions or panels around the main theme are encouraged. Individual submissions for paper presentations are also welcome. This call is open to everyone and we welcome graduate students to submit a proposal.

Please send a brief abstract of your roundtable, panel, or individual paper (up to 250 words) to Shauna Labman ( and Emily Snyder ( no later than November 27, 2018. Participants will be informed of the status of their submission by December 4, 2018. The CLSA board meeting will take place the morning of Sunday, January 20. Please note that all presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the gathering. There is no charge for registration but please let us know if you plan to attend.

We are also excited to announce that this event will overlap with KiskinohamatowinAn International Academic Forum on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which will be hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba from January 18-19, 2019. This forum for Indigenous peoples, policy makers, advocates and academics will profile research that can help states and Indigenous peoples implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Forum will feature international experts, including current and former members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, speaking on topics such as international standards, norms, laws and mechanisms related to the human rights of Indigenous peoples and on case studies from their regions. For further information, please go to:

We hope to see you in Winnipeg in January!


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position, University of Calgary

Tue, 2018-11-06 15:38 -- manager

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. In particular, applications are sought from scholars whose research and teaching interests lie in criminal law and evidence. Further information is available here

Tenure-track appointment, York University, Law & Society: Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Indigenous Peoples

Thu, 2018-11-01 12:29 -- manager

The Law and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Indigenous Peoples to commence July 1, 2019. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2019. Please see the ad here


Colloque annuel, Vancouver, 2019

Tue, 2018-10-30 18:45 -- manager

Le colloque 2019 de l’Association canadienne droit et société (ACDS) aura lieu du 3 au 5 juin 2019 à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique sur le territoire non-cédé de xməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). Le colloque se tiendra conjointement avec avec le Congrès des sciences humaines et le colloque annuel de l’Association canadienne des professeurs de droit.

L'appel à communications est fermé

Le site d'inscription de Congrès est iciVous trouverez ici des informations sur le programme général du Congrès. Nous travaillons sur le projet de programme du colloque de l’ACDS.

Annual conference, Vancouver, June 2019

Tue, 2018-10-30 18:41 -- manager

The 2019 meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association will take place June 3-5, 2019 at the University of British Columbia on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory. The conference will be held under the umbrella of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and in association with the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers.  

The call for papers is now closed. 

The Congress registration website is now available, here. Information about Congress's overall program is here. We are working on the draft program for the CLSA conference. 


Canadian Criminal Justice Association & Société de Criminologie du Québec

Thu, 2018-10-25 17:57 -- manager

The Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) and the Société de Criminologie du Québec (SCQ) invite proposals for their 2019 conference, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the CCJA. The conference will be held at the Hotele le Concorde in Quebec City from November 6-9, 2019. Proposals are due November 9, 2018. For more information, see the CCJA’s website:


LSA CRN on legal education / Réseau de Recherche Collaboratif (CRN) sur l’Éducation Juridique

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:27 -- manager

David Sandomierski says:


I would like to share with you two new excellent opportunities for joining a community of scholars whose work studies or relates to legal education.  Through the American Law and Society Association, there is now an official Collaborative Research Network on Legal Education.  If you are planning on presenting research on legal education at the annual LSA meeting Washington, DC (May 30-June 2), or if your presentation pertains to legal education, please consider tagging CRN # 19 when you register. If you weren’t planning on attending Washington, but did have new research in the field, please consider making a submission and joining this burgeoning scholarly community.  The deadline to submit is Nov. 7, and details can be found here.  Finally, if you would like to join the listserv for CRN 19, you may do so by clicking on this link!forum/crn19_legaleducation (Please feel free to share it). If you have any other questions relating to the CRN, please get in touch with David Sandomierski at  Thank you!


David Sandomierski dit: 

Je tiens à partager deux nouvelles occasions qui vous permettront de vous joindre à une communauté des chercheurs dans le domaine de l’éducation juridique. Par l’Association de la Loi et de la Société américaine (LSA), il y a maintenant un Réseau de Recherche Collaboratif (CRN) sur l’Éducation Juridique officiel. Si vous comptez présenter votre recherche sur l’éducation juridique à la réunion annuelle de LSA à Washington, DC (30 mai - 2 juin), ou si votre présentation concerne l’éducation juridique, veuillez penser à marquer CRN #19 lorsque vous vous inscrivez. Si vous ne comptez pas assister à Washington, mais vous aviez de nouvelles recherches dans le domaine, veuillez envisager de faire une soumission et rejoindre cette communauté des chercheurs florissante. La date limite pour les soumissions est le 7 novembre, et les renseignements sont disponible ici. Enfin, si vous désirez vous joindre au listserv pout le CRN 19, vous pouvez faire ainsi en cliquant sur ce lien :!forum/crn19_legaleducation (n’hésitez pas à le transmettre). Si vous avez d’autres questions sur le CRN, veuillez prendre contact avec David Sandomierski au Merci!

University of Victoria, Faculty of Law: Up to three tenured or tenure-track positions

Tue, 2018-10-16 20:46 -- manager

The Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria seeks applications for up to three full-time tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The selection committee will begin considering applications on October 26, 2018. For information, please see the advertisement at

Dorothy and David Lam Chair in Law and Public Policy, University of Victoria

Tue, 2018-10-16 20:44 -- manager

The Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria seeks applications for the limited-term Dorothy and David Lam Chair in Law and Public Policy, which is held jointly between the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Human and Social Development. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on November 9, 2018. For further information, please see the advertisement at