NAWL Workshop at the 2018 Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum

NAWL participated in the Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum held in Ottawa on March 3, 2018. The Forum’s theme for the year, Access to Justice, brought together law students, lawyers, community practitioners and activists. NAWL’s well-attended workshop; Rebuilding Feminist Law Reform Capacities in Canada, provided law students with organizational and movement history, and introduced a range […]

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Some Guidelines for Feminist Legal Pedagogy

Suzanne Bouclin Law professors across the country have managed to (and often despite considerable animosity and resistance from other faculty members) ensure that law schools engage with feminist content or substance within the classroom. Fostering feminist pedagogical forms or structures, however, remains a challenge for many of us. As one of my senior colleague’s has […]

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Why we still need feminism in law school

Pam Cross These remarks were made at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law on November 11, 2009. “Feminist law students, and law students who bring an analysis of other antioppression/social justice issues, need to feel that their comments and analysis are welcome in the classroom, not feel afraid to express their beliefs.” Law […]

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Where would I be without Feminism in Law School?

Patricia Barkaskas It is an unfortunate truth that law school can be a harrowing experience. Among the first examples that spring to my mind of the more difficult issues one must face are: first year’s onerous schedule and the brutal introduction to the Socratic method, which makes first year notoriously difficult to endure; the anxiety […]

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Women’s rights organization releases alternative orientation guide for law students

Women’s rights organization releases alternative orientation guide for law students L’AFND publie un guide alternative d’orientation pour les étudiants de droit The Gender and the Law Manual consists of manifestos, excerpts of articles and personal accounts written by 25 feminist students, professors, lawyers and activists. The Manual also aims to encourage feminist students and future […]

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A Feminist Take on First Year Criminal Law

Un aperçu féministe sur le cours de droit pénal de première année A Feminist Take on First Year Criminal Law” was drafted for NAWL by Elizabeth Sheehy, in the summer of 2010. Professor Sheehy teaches at the University of Ottawa faculty of law. Her work concentrates on legal responses to violence against women and she […]

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