News from the Canadian Law and Society Association

By: Lyndsay Campbell

On January 16 & 17 the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) held its midwinter meeting in Waterloo, Ontario. This small conference featured a variety of panels, on topics ranging from legal identities and legal pluralism to AirBnB and Uber, the duty to consult, aboriginal title, legal education, and the corporation.

The CLSA is currently gearing up for its main annual conference, to be held May 28-30 at the University of Calgary as part of the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities 2016. Our meeting overlaps with that of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT, May 30-31) and, as well, a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on social justice (May 28) entitled “Building A2SJ: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Problems and Solutions.” Our founding dean, John McLaren, has agreed to give a keynote address at the jointly held CLSA-CALT banquet on May 31. Calls for papers for the CLSA and CALT conferences are available here and here (note proposals are due January 31), and registration for Congress is now possible via the link here.

Since the Faculty of Law is also beginning its 40th anniversary celebrations, we are hoping for a great western turn-out of people interested in sociolegal issues and welcome expressions of interest in any or all of these activities. For further information, please contact Jennifer Koshan (CALT, or Lyndsay Campbell (CLSA,

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About Lyndsay Campbell

B.A. in English (UBC), M.A. in English (University of Toronto), LL.B. (UBC), LL.M. (UBC), Ph.D. in Jurisprudence & Social Policy (UC Berkeley). Associate Professor. Member of the BC Bar. Please click here for more information.
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