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2017 CLSA Annual Meeting and Membership Registration-Réunion annuelle de l’ACDS et renouvellement d’adhésion

Tue, 2016-10-04 17:45 -- manager

(La version française suit ci-dessous)

2017 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Membership Registration #LSMEX17

Call for Papers

The program committee of the Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for its Annual Conference to be held during the International Meeting on law and society in Mexico City. The theme “Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World” offers an opportunity to explore a range of timely socio-legal questions.

We welcome proposals for papers in any area of Law and Society and socio-legal scholarship. We encourage participants to submit suggestions for complete panels and roundtables. 

Please include “CLSA” in the title of your roundtable proposal and “Canadian studies” as keywords in your submissions, where appropriate.

Where: Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico

When: June 20 - 23 2017

Deadline: October 18th 2016 - submit through LSA System:

Also, please forward panel and paper proposals by email attachment to Nicole O’Byrne, CLSA Vice-President (Conferences) at  Please put your last name and the words “CLSA submission” in the subject line.

Membership registration

Please renew your membership for 2017. The benefits of membership include a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, participation in the Association’s meetings, and our informative biennial newsletter. The fees are $140 for regular individual memberships, $30 for students, post-docs, sessionals and the unwaged, and $50 for emeritus memberships.

To renew your membership, please visit our website:


Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2017) et renouvellement d’adhésion #LSMEX17

Appel de communications

Le comité des programmes de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions en vue de sa Conférence annuelle qui se tiendra au cours de la réunion internationale sur le droit et la société à Mexico. Le thème "Les murs, les frontières et les ponts: Law and Society dans un monde interconnecté» offre l'occasion d'explorer une gamme de questions socio-juridiques en temps opportun.

Toutes contributions relatives aux disciplines s’intéressant au droit et société, ainsi qu’aux recherches sociojuridiques sont bienvenues. L’Association encourage les participants à soumettre leurs contributions pour des présentations individuelles et des tables rondes.

S'il vous plaît inclure «CLSA» dans le titre de votre proposition et table ronde «Canadian Studies» comme mots-clés dans vos mémoires, le cas échéant.

Lieu : Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico

Dates du colloque : du 20-23 juin 2017

Échéancier : le 18 octobre 2016

Pour soumettre, visitez le système électronique du LSA :

En outre, toutes les communications doivent être soumises en pièces jointes, par courrier électronique, à Nicole O’Byrne, vice-présidente (conférences) de l’ACDS à  Veuillez indiquer votre nom de famille, ainsi que les mots Contributions ACDS dans le champ « Objet ».

Renouvellement d’adhésion

Veuillez songer à renouveler votre adhésion pour 2017. Parmi les avantages d’adhésion sont un abonnement à la Revue canadienne droit et société, participation aux réunions de l’Association, et notre bulletin biennal. Les frais sont 140$ (pour membres réguliers), 30$ (pour étudiants, post-doctorants, ch. de cours ou sans emploi) et 50$ (pour émérites).

Pour renouveler votre adhésion, visitez

Research Director-Canadian Arab Institute

Sat, 2016-09-17 20:06 -- manager

Job Description: Research Director General purpose: To initiate, lead, and undertake research projects, generating reports and publications based on research findings.

Project-specific purpose: To co-direct a three-year project for the socio-cultural mapping of Canadian Arab migration, settlement, and integration Reports to CAI President Direct Reports Supervises other research team members on research projects as required.

Main Responsibilities 1) Initiate and oversee research work; recruit and supervise researchers; commission and oversee policy work; identify potential collaborators (other NGOs, universities, etc.); advise the president on research strategies and approaches. 2) Produce high quality reports, papers and articles of a publishable standard based on the analysis of data and literature with a clear and engaging writing style. 3) Work independently and autonomously on a number of research and policy projects simultaneously, as required. 4) Analyze quantitative data using robust methods, and interpret, describe and publish findings. 5) Comprehensively review and analyze academic literature based on methodical and replicable search strategies. 6) Identify new topics and develop and obtain funding for proposals (including academic, private and public sector funders) supporting policy-relevant research projects that employ a range of social research methods; assist other team members in obtaining funding for future projects. 7) Manage external relationships with funders and other stakeholders. 8) Present papers based on policy and research work to policy-makers, academics and other audiences including the media, as required. 9) As appropriate, aid in the collection of primary quantitative and qualitative data. 10) Deploy a proactive approach, as well as a strong and demonstrable interest in the Canadian Arab diaspora issues, to ensure that CAI maintains influence and contributes to evidence based policy-making. 11) Work with other members of the team as required. 12) Undertake continuous personal and professional development which contributes to knowledge and skills within the subject area.

Project-specific responsibilities1) Assist with the compilation and analysis of existing data published about Arab groups in Canada, in order to supplement research already conducted along with the Academic Director and CAI interns 2) Organize outreach within the community and implement a snowball process of securing interviews and focus groups. 3) Assist CAI President with the recruitment of 2 CAI interns a year and up-to 10 community volunteers to assist with outreach within the community. 4) Assist the Academic Director in developing and implementing training modules in ethnographic research methods including interviewing and facilitating focus groups 5) Supervise and guide interns and volunteers in their transcriptions and analysis of interview and focus group findings. 6) Assist with analysis of the data for the purposes of policy development and guide and train interns in the development of policy briefs and recommendations. 7) Assist the Academic Director with the following tasks a) the supervision of the field research; b) Facilitating focus groups on the experience of immigration and integration Any other duties as maybe assigned from time to time to further establish and develop the organization.

Qualifications 1) University degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience with a background in Political Science/Anthropology/Sociology/Public Policy/Communications 2) Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience working within a public policy or policy-making environment (e.g. government, NGO) required 3) Demonstrated ability to generate and evaluate research and policy options 4) Knowledge and experience with designing and implementing a wide variety of research methodologies including, in depth interviewing, focus groups, online surveys etc. 5) Knowledge and experience in qualitative data analysis; including narrative analysis to sort and organize large data sets and thematic coding to organize themes and concepts for analytical interpretation, as well as the ability to interpret and synthesize data sets, draw inferences, and arrive at conclusions 6) Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines and produce high quality results in an environment with competing priorities and deadlines 7) Strong planning, coordination, and project management skills 8) Exceptional oral and written communications skills 9) Proficiency using computer systems and software such as Microsoft Office Suites, word processing, spreadsheets, database systems and the internet to research and prepare materials 10)

Research experience in areas of national identity, immigration and settlement, transnationalism, migration, and diaspora an asset. Monthly Salary Annual salary will be set at $55,000 Office Hours Flexible office hours as agreed to with supervisor.

Note that while the CAI is located in Toronto, the Research Director will coordinate and attend research meetings in Kitchener-Waterloo as well as Ottawa and Montreal. Contract The post is offered as a three-year contract initially with a strong expectation of extension for the right candidate. Please send your resume and cover letter addressed to “The Hiring Committee” at by end of day September 30th , 2016. We thank all applicants in advance but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CAI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in all its work.

CALL FOR PAPERS-Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts

Wed, 2016-09-14 17:08 -- manager

Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts
Edited by Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen

A growing number of scholars have argued that today we live in a ‘surveillance society,’ suggesting that, especially with the spread of digital technologies, surveillance and data collection have become globally ubiquitous, driving everything from state security practices to consumer culture. This is the context for the emergence of the field of surveillance studies, which has expanded enormously over the past twenty years. But how new is this surveillance society? What are its dimensions, and how have they come into being internationally?

A small but expanding body of scholarship has traced important histories, showing that many surveillance practices are not as novel as sometimes thought. Indeed, important works have been published on histories of medical surveillance (Cartwright 1995; Fairchild et al. 2007), surveillant criminology (Sekula 1986; Cole 2001; Finn 2009), and the emergence of practices of identification (Torpey 2000; Caplan & Torpey 2001; Groebner 2007; Bennett & Lyon 2008; About et al. 2013). We have also seen an opening up of perspectives from outside the European and Anglo-American worlds (Anderson 2004; McCoy 2009; Breckenridge 2014), and from Indigenous perspectives (K. Smith 2009).

This collection seeks to further broaden and deepen these emerging historical perspectives, and to break new ground in thinking about how histories of surveillance have shaped modern social systems over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. The approach of the volume is global, incorporating transnational perspectives and work from the global South. How has surveillance shaped the emergence of modern mass industrial societies, capitalism, and colonialism? What role have new media and information technologies played in this process? In what ways are various people and populations differentially targeted by and implicated in these surveillance practices?

We encourage submissions from scholars working in surveillance studies, but also those outside the field seeking to rethink their work through the lens of surveillance. We particularly encourage submissions that draw on critical literature engaging with gender, race and racialization, labour, disability, sexuality, and class.

Chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:

- The historical role of new media and information technologies (e.g., photography, film, databases) in the shaping of various global systems of surveillance

- The role of both state and non-state forms of surveillance in histories of intra- or transnational migration (e.g., identification systems, border control mechanisms, status/non-status peoples)  

- Histories of medical surveillance, including of specific diseases and blood borne viruses (e.g., tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections), and the differential targeting of various bodies

- The constitution of disability through regimes of surveillance, including eugenic identifications, interventions, and regulations

- Cultural representations and engagements with surveillance, including but not limited to literature, film, visual art, and popular culture

- Capitalism, labour, and surveillance, in particular in relation to accumulation by dispossession, poor and vagrancy laws, workers and labour processes, and Marx’s and Marxist approaches

- State surveillance of political movements and dissidents (e.g., Red scares and anti-Communism, COINTELPRO, suppression of national liberation struggles, dirty wars in Latin America and elsewhere, dissent in the Eastern Bloc, surveillance in authoritarian states)

- The production of gendered subjects and the elaboration of gender binaries, including the policing and surveillance of queer, trans, and gender non-conforming bodies

- Histories of criminology, including the development of policing, growth of penal systems, and the extension of biometric practices (e.g., crainometry, physiognomy, fingerprinting)

- Surveillant strategies of colonial governance and the elaboration of racialized hierarchies, including colonial policing and military, labour exploitation, and settler practices  

- Architecture, urban planning, and surveillance, in particular how these are shaped by the specific power dynamics at play in different global locations and historical periods

- Systems of identity and registration (e.g., the Koseki system in Japan, pass laws in South Africa and elsewhere, criminal registries of specific populations)

- Resistance, resilience, and responses to the various practices of surveillance outlined above, including how forms of counter-surveillance or sousveillance have been used in emancipatory social and political projects, and the role of surveillance in radical and revolutionary movements

Abstract submission:

Interested contributors should send a 300-400 word abstract and 100 word bio by Nov. 10th, 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance will be Dec. 15th, 2016. And completed 6,000-8,000 word chapter drafts will be due by July 1st, 2017.

Book editors:

Robert Heynen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Canada. He is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and author of 'Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany' (Brill, 2015).

Emily van der Meulen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University, Canada. She is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and 'Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada' (University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

Reconciliation through Education

Sun, 2016-09-11 16:37 -- manager

The CLSA is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of this upcoming event in Fredericton: 

Reconciliation through Education
Featuring a workshop with Jennifer Brant, Program Coordinator, Gidayaamin Aboriginal Women’s Certificate Program, Ph.D candidate in Education Studies, Brock University 
A screening of “Our Sisters in Spirit,” a documentary created by Nick Printup while a student in the Niagara College Broadcasting, Radio, Television & Film program. This film has only been accessible through screenings at festivals and before specific audiences, including the RCMP. It profiles the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and features commentators including Sophie Trudeau. 
30 September 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall, St. Thomas University  
Refreshments available beginning at 9 am. Doors will close temporarily at 9:30 for Elders' opening. 
L'ACDS est heureuse d'annoncer son coparrainage de l'événement suivant qui se tiendra à Fredericton : 
L'éducation au service de la réconciliation
Avec la présentation d'un atelier par Jennifer Brant, coordonnatrice de programme, Gidayaamin Aboriginal Women's Certificate Program, doctorante en Education Studies, de l'Université Brock 
Le visionnement du documentaire "Our Sisters in Spirit", réalisé par Nick Printup alors qu'il était étudiant au Niagara College Broadcasting, Radio, Television & Film program. Ce film a été accessible uniquement à l'occasion de festivals et à des auditoires spécifiques, y compris la GRC. Il décrit la crise touchant les femmes autochtones disparues ou assassinées et inclut différents commentateurs, dont Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. 
Le 30 septembre 2016, de 9 h 30 à 11 h 30
Auditorium Kinsella, Pavillon McCain, Université St-Thomas  
Des rafraîchissements seront offerts à partir de 9 h. Les portes fermeront temporairement à 9 h 30 pour l'ouverture des Aînés. 

CALL FOR PAPERS Book Title: Socio-Legal Imaginations: A Field in Development

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Book Title: Socio-Legal Imaginations: A Field in Development
This edited book collection critically explores theoretical developments in the emerging field of socio-legal
studies. In contrast to doctrinal legal scholarship, which primarily focuses on law as a system of rules and
regulations, the field of socio-legal studies complicates the role of law by conceptualizing its
discourse/knowledges, codes, and techniques as playing an important role in mutually constituting relations of
power, subjectivity, and identity.
By drawing specifically on governmentally, post-structuralism, feminism, critical race and post-colonial theory,
queer theory and critical sexuality studies, legal pluralism and/or legal consciousness, contributing chapters will
critically engage with one or more of the following questions:
- How does law’s power mutually constitute classed, gendered, sexed, racialized and ethicized bodies in
historically specific ways?
- How does law’s power (re)-produce and/or maintain dominant social structures, such as colonialism,
patriarchy, heteronormative hegemony, or capitalism?
- How does the law inhibit or facilitate dissent, social mobilization and resistance?
Topics may include, but are not limited to: Citizenship, Borders and Migration; Crime, Security, and
Governance; Critical Disability Studies; Globalization and Human Rights; Global Justice and Social
Transformation; Law, Culture and Humanities: LGBTQ issues; Policing, Surveillance, and Technology;
Indigenous Sovereignty
BOOK OBJECTIVE: This book aims to challenge the prevailing misperceptions that socio-legal studies is
another way to refer to the study of doctrinal law or that it exists only as a sub-discipline within sociology. By
exploring the original work of current and emerging scholars in socio-legal studies, this book will reveal how
scholars are establishing the discipline as a distinct and independent field of critical scholarship through the
development of social-legal theory and its application to contemporary social issues.
PUBLISHER: The book will be published with a reputable academic publishing house. We are currently
negotiating with the University of British Columbia press. The publication is expected to be released in 2018.
DEADLINES: Abstract submission deadline: September 23rd, 2016
Proposal acceptance notification: November 25th, 2016
Full chapter submission: June 16th, 2017
> Title of contribution
> Abstract (350 words) and Keywords
> Brief Bio of Author & Contact Information (Name, institution, and mailing address)
*Final chapters are to be a maximum of 8000 words (not including bibliography/appendices). Contributions must
be original and unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
EDITORS: Mariful Alam (York University), Pat Dwyer (York University), Katrin Roots (York University) & Dr.
James Williams (York University)
CONTACT: For additional information, please contact Patrick Dwyer:

Assistant Professor Position York Criminology Program

Thu, 2016-09-08 14:44 -- manager

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Criminology

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2017


Department of Social Science


The Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017. More information about the undergraduate Criminology Program can be found online at Further details about the affiliate graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found at


The successful candidate must hold a completed PhD in Criminology or a related field with a primary focus on criminology. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and publication in the field of Criminology appropriate to their stage in career; and provide evidence of excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including an ability to teach in an interdisciplinary program. Although the area of research specialization is open, the successful applicant must have the ability to teach a large undergraduate Research Methods course that surveys the diverse quantitative and qualitative research strategies that have been applied to criminological topics. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the design, development and instruction of a small, upper-level practicum course for select Criminology honour students. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and be prepared to actively participate in the graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.


Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research agenda, a recent sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pages), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and summaries of teaching evaluation); and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Ross Building, S754, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.  Email: (Subject Line:  “Criminology Appointment”)


The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


Posting End Date:  October 31, 2016

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

Thu, 2016-08-04 12:20 -- manager
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Criminology & Sociolegal Studies - 1601062 

Job Field

Teaching Stream 

Faculty / Division Faculty of Arts and Science 




 St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting

 Aug 3, 2016 

Job Closing

 SEP 29, 2016, 11:59 EST 



 The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment in the areas of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have teaching expertise in a variety of topics in criminology, and law and society. He/she must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students' mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program.

Applicants must have a PhD in criminology, law, or a cognate social science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will show a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and teaching-related scholarly activities. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of criminology and sociolegal courses, and a statement on career goals) and teaching evaluations. If you have any questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. 

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email by 29 September 2016. Reference letters must be on letterhead and signed. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. 

For further information on the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, please visit our website

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


University of Wollongong-Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Law (4 x positions)

Mon, 2016-08-01 17:15 -- manager

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Law (4 x positions)

POSITION TYPE Continuing, Full Time Appointment (2 x positions) 
Fixed Term, Full Time Appointment (January - December 2018) (2 x positions)
CLOSING 21 August 2016
REF NO. 25824

The School of Law delivers a high quality award-winning LLB degree program, specialist postgraduate course programs, and supports a strong cohort of research students.  It has an established reputation for innovative, applied and interdisciplinary law-related research across law, culture and society. The appointees will contribute to the teaching, research, governance and community/professional engagement activities of the School by strengthening the Faculty’s expertise base in the teaching program and by adding research expertise and experience to the School’s Legal Intersections Research Centre.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is in the top 2% of universities worldwide and was the highest ranked university in NSW by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) in 2016. The School of Law has been at the top of the QILT rankings in 2015 and 2016 and has achieved  ‘above world standard’ (4) in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings in both 2012 and 2015.  It has an excellent reputation for the quality of its legal education and scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary research across law, society and culture.

The UOW School of Law is offering the opportunity for outstanding people to contribute to delivering high quality law programs, providing students with an exceptional experience, and engaging in world-class legal and interdisciplinary research. There are a number of positions available and appointment may be made at either Level B or C. These positions present an exciting opportunity to be part of a School which has a deep commitment to social justice, student-centred learning and personalised approaches to teaching.

We are looking for individuals who have a strong and demonstrated commitment to high quality research and an enthusiasm for teaching. Individuals with the following teaching expertise will be highly regarded criminal law, torts, legal skills, property, trusts, evidence and intellectual property and traditional knowledge.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work independently as well as being an excellent team member.  You will contribute to undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, as well as to curriculum development. You will actively participate in the governance activities of the School including promotional and professional engagement activities.

Candidates must address the Selection Criteria specified in the Position Description. 

Please Note: In your application please indicate if you would like to be considered for either a fixed term or permanent continuing appointment.

Assistant or Associate Professor Appointments-Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia

Fri, 2016-07-29 15:59 -- manager

As part of an exciting process of renewal and growth, the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for 3 – 6 tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The invitation is broad in scope and not limited to particular subject areas or methodologies. We especially encourage candidates whose research and teaching interests fall within Private Law (especially family law and business law).

The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. Situated within an outstanding public university, and located in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful cities in the world, we offer an inspiring environment for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to make a contribution to improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world.  More information about the Allard School of Law is available at and

The Allard School of Law seeks emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for international leadership as researchers and teachers. Our intent is to expand the junior ranks of the faculty. We are seeking candidates who will be among the global leaders in their respective fields within a decade. A LLB, JD, or equivalent law degree is required, and, absent exceptional circumstances, a PhD or SJD, completed or in progress, is also required. The successful candidates will have outstanding academic profiles, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the ability to contribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s internationally recognized law schools. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of JD and graduate students, to teach in the core curriculum, and to assume leadership roles within the School of Law appropriate to their rank.

We expect the appointments to commence July 1, 2017, with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications.  

Applicants should submit:

(1)     a cover letter indicating interest in an appointment at the Allard School of Law and describing:

a.     academic and research accomplishments,

b.     teaching experience (if any) and teaching interests particularly those among the courses in the School of Law’s first year or upper-level required curriculum or those mentioned in the subject areas above, and

c.     institutional contributions;

(2)     a curriculum vitae;

(3)     law and graduate school transcripts;

(4)     a research agenda for the coming 3-5 years;

(5)     the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to submit letters of reference (applicants should contact the referees and arrange for them to send their letters directly to the School of Law at;

(6)     two representative scholarly publications or, where publications are not available, other samples of written work (publications will not be returned); and

(7)     evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations), or, if no formal teaching experience, then evidence of teaching potential.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee ( by September 7, 2016. Referees should submit reference letters by the same date or as soon as possible thereafter. Unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The School of Law reserves the right to consider applications until the positions are filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit, is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community, and seeks to recruit candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

More information about the Faculty’s hiring interests may be posted from time to time at



CSLA Book Prize Shortlist / ACDS Prix du meilleur livre finalistes

Wed, 2016-05-04 15:41 -- manager

The Book Prize Committee is pleased to announce the shortlist for the prize for the best book in law and society published in 2015. The shortlisted books are the following, in alphabetical order:


Sarah Biddulph, The Stability Imperative: Human Rights and Law in China (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).

Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, False Security: The Radicalization of  Canadian Anti-Terrorism(Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).

David Fraser, “Honorary Protestants”: The Jewish School Question in  Montreal, 1867-1997(Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2015).


The prize winner will be announced in Calgary at the awards reception, Saturday, May 28, from5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Congratulation to the authors! 


Le comité du prix a le plaisir d’annoncer la liste des finalistes du prix pour le meilleur livre portant sur le droit et société paru en 2015. Les ouvrages retenus sont les suivants, en ordre alphabétique :


Sarah Biddulph, The Stability Imperative: Human Rights and Law in China (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).

Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, False Security: The Radicalization of  Canadian Anti-Terrorism(Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).

David Fraser, “Honorary Protestants”: The Jewish School Question in  Montreal, 1867-1997(Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2015).

Le gagnant sera annoncé à Calgary à la réception de remise des prix, samedi, le 28 mai, 17h00 à19h00.


Félicitations aux auteurs!