Sonia Lawrence

  • Lincoln Alexander School of Law (Ryerson/X): Six (6) Ass't Prof/Tenure Track Positions in Law

    Six tenure track Assistant Prof positions! "Applications received by December 6, 2021, are guaranteed consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled".  Details below the jump or here on Ryerson's website.

    "Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the School Hiring Committee Chair, Professor Asher Alkoby at [email protected]"

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  • Job Opportunity (deadline Nov22): ED & General Counsel Canadian Civil Liberties Association

    The CCLA is hiring a combined ED/GC ("consideration will be given to splitting the roles"). Accessing the page at the search firm is a little tricky - click here, and choose Ontario and Legal as your filters.  The ad is copied below. 

    "The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is a non-profit organization in Canada devoted to the defence of civil liberties and constitutional rights. CCLA is a human rights and national civil liberties organization committed to defending the rights, dignity, safety, and freedoms of all people in Canada. Founded in 1964, CCLA is the pre-eminent voice advocating for the rights and freedoms of all Canadians and all persons living in Canada, working in the courts, before legislative committees, in the classrooms, and in the streets, protecting the dignity and rights of Canadians.

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  • Call for Papers/Conference Family Law Reform: Revue de Droit de Université de Sherbrooke



    Call for Papers

    Family Law Reform

    (special issue scheduled for publication, Summer 2023)


    Sherbrooke, November 1, 2021

    Following the presentation of Bill 2 – Loi portant sur la réforme du droit de la famille en matière de filiation et modifiant le Code civil en matière de droits de la personnalité et d’état civil, October 21, 2021, by the Minister of Justice Simon JolinBarrette, the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke will host a one-day conference on this Family Law Reform proposal in the Spring of 2022.

    This conference, organized under the direction of Professors Andréanne Malacket (Université de Sherbrooke) and Johanne Clouet (Université de Montréal), will be presided by the Honorable Nicholas Kasirer (Honorary President). It will bring together leading experts who will examine different facets of this substantial reform in private law, notably by addressing its impact on the following subjects:

    • Filiation by blood;
    • Filiation by assisted procreation, including surrogacy;
    • Adoption;
    • Gender identity;
    • Tutorship and parental authority; • The right to know one’s origins.

    The preliminary program as well as the date of the conference will be announced within the next few weeks. 

    In addition to this conference, the proceedings of which shall be published, the Revue de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke has decided to issue a general call for papers.

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  • Allard School of Law UBC: Up to 2 Assistant/Associate Professor Appointments

    Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia 

    Assistant/Associate Professor Appointments 

    The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates whose demonstrated research and teaching interests are focused in at least one of the following areas: health law, disability law, tort law, trusts, conflict of laws, and professional ethics. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in our core curriculum. 

    The Allard School of Law is committed to excellence in legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university, situated on traditional, ancestral and unceded Musqueam lands in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we provide an inspiring environment for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to contribute to improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world. 

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  • Allard School of Law UBC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 (Due October 17, 2021)


     Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia 

     Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Law 

    The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applicants for a Canada Research Chair, Tier II in Law. This position is expected to be a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates with several years of full-time teaching experience and a substantial research record well beyond their graduate work may be considered for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, if they are not yet appointable at the Associate level. 

    The successful candidate will have a JD, LLB or equivalent law degree and, absent exceptional circumstances, a completed PhD or SJD or other doctoral degree in law or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic profile, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the potential to contribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s premier law schools. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of JD and graduate students, to teach in the core curriculum, and to assume leadership roles within the School of Law appropriate for the appointed rank. 

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  • DEADLINE EXTENDED Allard School of Law UBC Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Indigenous Faculty Appointment (due Nov 15 2021)

    Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia 

    Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty 

    Indigenous Faculty Appointment 


    The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia seeks to recruit an outstanding Indigenous senior facultymember and invites applications from Indigenous candidates for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment, ideally at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. It is expected that the position will commence July 1, 2022, subject to negotiation with the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their qualifications and experience. The position is also subject to budgetary approval. 

    Absent exceptional circumstances, a LL.B., J.D. or equivalent law degree plus relevant advanced graduate level education in law or related fields will be required. Exceptional circumstances can include placement in relevant senior political, administrative, and/or legal positions. The successful candidate will be an Indigenous person with a strong record of academic research and/or professional activities, demonstrated achievement in education, and a commitment to contributing to one of Canada’s premier law schools. For those meeting the educational criteria, additional experience in working with Indigenous communities is an asset. There are no subject area requirements for the candidate’s scholarly and teaching contributions to Allard Law, although it will be helpful for candidates to identify ways in which their work will contribute to the School’s programs in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate. 

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  • Teaching Wellbeing in Law: June 1, 1-335PM online.

    Brandon Stewart (Dalhousie) and Lynda Collins (Ottawa) are inviting people to join in on June 1, 2021 from 1:00-3:35pm EST for an online symposium on Teaching Wellbeing in the Law. 

    Speakers will include:

    • Professor Marilyn Poitras (University of Saskatchewan), who created Canada’s first law school course in “Happiness and the Law” and now directs the Indigenous Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan
    • Professor Rhonda Magee (University of San Francisco), author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities through Mindfulness
    • Professor Thomas Telfer (Western University), who teaches “Mindfulness and the Legal Profession”
    • Daniel Lussier-Meek (University of Ottawa), Director of Indigenous and Community Relations
    • Professor Brandon Stewart (Dalhousie University), co-author of “Engendering Hope in Environmental Law Students”
    • Professor Jordana Confino (Fordham University), who teaches a course on Positive Lawyering
    • Professor Karen Ragoonaden (University of British Columbia), who is an expert in Mindful Approaches to Anti-Oppression Pedagogy
    • Professor Lynda Collins (University of Ottawa), who teaches “Happiness and the Law”
    • Heather Cross, Appellate lawyer and teacher of “Mindfulness in the Law”

    Below you can find both connection information and a working program. Please direct any questions related to the symposium to [email protected]

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