Announcements and Events

  • NAWL is hiring!

    NAWL has recently been successful in securing funding to launch a feminist law reform project and is seeking applications from qualified individuals for consideration for the full-time three (3) year contract position for the position of Project Director.

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  • Nhi Huynh is the second recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship

    Congratulations to Nhi Huynh, the second recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law at the University of Ottawa.

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  • Morgan Teeple Hopkins is the first recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship

    Congratulations to Morgan Teeple Hopkins, the first recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law at the University of Ottawa.

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  • The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law

    The NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education and Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne and Yazbeck LLP have established a scholarship in memory of our deeply missed colleague Alison Dewar. The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law was launched on October 20, 2015 at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law.

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  • Gendered Dissent workshop

    On May 12-13, 2014, Julie Shugarman and Pam Cross presented on a panel with the Barbra Schlifer Clinic and FAFIA at the Gendered Dissent workshop hosted by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Law School.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Feminist Curriculum in Law Schools

    NAWL is excited to announce that it has received funding from the McLean Foundation to study the feasibility of developing and implementing applied feminist curriculum in a Canadian law school using a clinic model. The study will include a needs assessment, taking into consideration the underserved legal needs of marginalized women. Watch the NAWL website for updates on this project.

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  • Policy Research Grant Recipients

    In 2009, the Trustees of the National Association of Women and the Law Charitable Trust for Research and Education announced the first recipients of NAWL’s policy research grants project. Four grants were provided to support the work of feminist researchers to prepare educational papers on legal issues that affect women, whose interests are often excluded from public policy discussions.

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