National Association of Women and the Law

Promoting Canadian women’s equality through action, legal research and education.

  • A Sad Farewell

    The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) notes with great sadness the death of our dear friend and colleague Alison Dewar.

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  • New SCC decision on economic rights in the family

    On January 25th, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that not extending spousal support and the division of property upon relationship breakdown to common-law couples, or de facto spouses, is constitutional.

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  • Economic Rights within the Family Project

    With funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario NAWL has developed A Women’s Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario. This online tool responds to the need of young women to know more about their economic rights when entering and leaving common law relationships or marriages and [...]

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  • Gender and the Law Handbook

    The NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education has published an alternative orientation guide to law school: Gender and the Law Manual: An Introductory Handbook for Law Students. The Manual was compiled by a working group of 8 law students from across Canada following a leadership summit held by NAWL in [...]

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