Conferences

Annual Conference 2015 Colloque Annuel

Le droit et les idées: La recherche, l’enseignement, l’apprentissage, la transformation

Law and Ideas: Research, Teach, Learn, Transform

 

Our annual conference will take place in Ottawa from June 2-3rd 2015.

Click here to view the conference programme.

Click here for more details and information about how to register.

Click here to learn more about our keynote speaker, Professor Julian Webb, and view his paper abstract.


Notre colloque annuel aura lieu les 2 et 3 juin à Ottawa.

Cliquez ici pour consulter le programme.

Cliquez ici pour plus de détails et pour vous inscrire.

Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur notre conférencier principal, le professeur Julian Webb, et pour voir le résumé de sa conférence.

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Call for papers

Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education Call for Papers – Deadline April 30, 2015

The Association of Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) is pleased to host its 6th Annual Conference at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan from October 23-24, 2015. This year’s conference will focus on “The Place of Clinical Legal Education.” Submissions should be sent by email to Gemma Smyth at gemma.smyth@uwindsor.ca with the subject line “ACCLE Conference 2015 Proposal” by April 30, 2015.

The call for papers is available here in English and in French.

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Announcement

Response to CBA Report on Legal Education in Canada

Chères collègues, chers collègues,

Nous avons reçus plusieurs commentaires des membres de l’ACPD et plus largement du corps professoral des facultés de droit sur le besoin d’élaborer des commentaires et réponses aux différents rapports et initiatives ayant des incidences sur l’enseignement du droit au Canada.  L’une de ces initiatives est le rapport de l’Association du Barreau Canadien publié en août 2014 intitulé Avenirs en Droit.  Bien qu’approchée par l’ABC lors de la première phase de consultation, l’ACPD n’a pas pu pour diverses raisons faire partie de ces consultations. Nous sommes maintenant en position de le faire, en commençant par consulter nos membres et les parties intéressées sur ce rapport. 

Nous accueillerons donc vos commentaires sur le rapport de consultation de l’ABC, plus particulièrement sur la section 7 traitant de l’enseignement du droit dans les facultés d’ici le 27 février. Vous pouvez les envoyer à Gemma Smyth (gemma.smyth@uwindsor.ca).  Nous élaborerons un rapport effectuant une synthèse de vos commentaires que nous circulerons ensuite pour vos commentaires avant de finalement le communiquer à l’ABC. 

Merci pour votre collaboration,

L’exécutif de l’ACPD. 


Dear Colleagues,

We have received significant feedback from CALT members on the need to respond to public reports that comment on or affect legal education in Canada. One of these reports is the Canadian Bar Association’s August 2014 “Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada” (“Futures Report“). CALT was approached to comment on the report earlier, but for various reasons was unable to do so. We are now in a position to begin consulting our membership and other interested parties on this and other reports. 

We chose the CBA Futures Report because of its comments on legal education, mostly contained in Part 7 between pages 53 and 65. 

CALT invites comments from all legal educators and CALT members. All comments should be sent to Gemma Smyth (gemma.smyth@uwindsor.ca) on or before February 27, 2015. Comments can be wide ranging, but should relate directly to comments made in the Futures Report and those affecting Canadian legal education, widely defined. 

Upon receipt of comments, the CALT Executive will compile the responses into its own Report that reflects the views of its membership and other law teachers. The Report will be circulated for comments before being send to the Canadian Bar Association.  

Thank you,

CALT Executive

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Awards

CALT Awards for Academic Excellence and Best Scholarly Paper – Submission Deadline February 23, 2015

CALT is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for its annual awards. The deadline for nominations is February 23, 2015.

CALT-ACPD Prize for Academic Excellence

The annual CALT Prize for Academic Excellence honours exceptional contribution to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career. Details and nomination instructions can be found here in English and French.

CALT-ACPD Scholarly Paper Award

The annual Scholarly Paper Award seeks to recognize the work of new scholars through an annual competition for scholarly papers which make a substantial contribution to legal literature. Details and nomination instructions can be found here in English and French.

 

 

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Announcement

Canadian Bar Review Seeking a New Home – The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell

Professor Beth Bilson of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law will be completing her 10-year tenure as Editor of The Canadian Bar Review in December 2015. Under Professor Bilson’s Editorial leadership, the journal continues to enjoy a reputation as a top Canadian scholarly publication as well as a trusted resource for practitioners. Publishing peer-reviewed articles in both official languages, The Canadian Bar Review remains the most frequently cited periodical by the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Canadian Bar Association is inviting expressions of interest from law faculties interested in housing the journal, starting in January 2016. Ideal candidates will identify members of their faculty with extensive publication records and editorial experience that may be suitable Editors for this prestigious publication.

The Canadian Bar Association provides an honorarium for the Editor and retains responsibility for layout, publication and dissemination of the journal.

Interested faculties should please send expressions of interest to Marie-Josée Lapointe, Director of Communications for the Canadian Bar Association, by February 15, 2015: mariejoseela@cba.org

Yours very truly,

The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell
Supreme Court of Canada

 


 

En décembre 2015, cela fera dix ans que la professeure Beth Bilson, de la faculté de droit de l’université de la Saskatchewan, est rédactrice en chef de La Revue du Barreau canadien. Sous le leadership de la professeure Bilson, la revue professionnelle jouit de la réputation d’être une publication érudite de première qualité et une ressource de confiance pour les praticiens. Composée d’articles évalués par les pairs publiés dans les deux langues officielles, La Revue du Barreau canadien demeure le périodique le plus fréquemment cité par la Cour suprême du Canada.

L’Association du Barreau canadien invite les expressions d’intérêt provenant de facultés de droit qui souhaitent héberger la revue professionnelle à partir de janvier 2016. Les candidates idéales indiqueront le nom de membres de leur corps enseignant ayant de solides antécédents en matière de publication et une vaste expérience dans le domaine de la rédaction pouvant s’avérer des rédacteurs en chef adéquats pour cette prestigieuse publication.

L’Association du Barreau canadien rémunère le rédacteur en chef et conserve la responsabilité de la mise en page, de la publication et de la distribution de la Revue.

Les personnes intéressées devraient faire parvenir leurs expressions d’intérêt à Marie-Josée Lapointe, directrice des communications pour l’Association du Barreau canadien d’ici le 15 février 2015 à l’adresse suivante : mariejoseela@cba.org

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Careers

Visiting Professorship in Peace, Justice and Human Rights at Haverford College (3 years)

Haverford College invites applications for a three-year visiting Assistant Professor (with possibility of renewal) in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or social sciences who focus in their work on questions of justice, peace and conflict, human rights and related fields, with special attention to ethics or ethical leadership.

The application deadline is February 6.

Candidates should be able to teach an applied ethics course in issues of global justice and/or an introductory course on peace, justice and human rights, as well as offer more specialized courses. The teaching load is five courses per year. Successful candidates will be given resources to plan and host a symposium oriented around themes of ethics and justice in the second year of the appointment, during which the teaching load will be reduced to four courses to accommodate the responsibilities of preparing and hosting the symposium.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research and travel money is also available. Faculty housing on campus may be available.

Haverford College is a leading liberal arts college serving highly motivated students on a nationally recognized arboretum in suburban Haverford, just outside Philadelphia. The program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights is an interdisciplinary concentration that students may add on to any major. Its goal is to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and creative new perspectives on entrenched problems. For more information, see http://www.haverford.edu/pjhr/.

Qualifications

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D and demonstrated evidence of strong teaching at all levels of the curriculum to a diverse student body. ABD candidates may apply but must also provide assurance of completion of the degree by September 1, 2015 and evidence of relevant teaching experience.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter addressing your fitness for the position, curriculum vitae, a sample course syllabus for “Introduction to Peace, Justice and Human Rights” or “Applied Ethics of Peace, Justice and Human Rights,” a short teaching statement and evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to (interfolio). In order to receive full consideration, all materials must be uploaded to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/27643) by February 6, 2015.

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Conferences

Ninth Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals

Climate Change: Past, Present and Future of Law School Diversity

April 23-24, 2015

Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals brings together diversity professionals from the legal academy and practice in a collaborative environment to:

  • Promote information sharing, resource identification and relationship building among law school diversity professionals
  • Advance matriculation, retention and support of diverse students from historically underrepresented communities who will graduate from U.S. law schools
  • Develop best practices for law school diversity services

Click here for more information.

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