CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW TEACHERS
L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES PROFESSEURS DE DROIT

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

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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]

The symposium will be run on Zoom and accessible using the details below; registration is not required.

https://zoom.us/j/96827829531
Meeting ID: 968 2782 9531
Passcode: q3bBYz

TEACHING WELLBEING IN THE LAW

June 1, 2021, 1:00-4:00pm

Hosted on Zoom

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96827829531

Conference Co-Chairs: Lynda M. Collins & Brandon D. Stewart

Sponsored by the Greenberg Chair, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Welcome and Introduction                                                                                                     1:00pm to 1:10pm

Lynda M. Collins, Full Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

 

PANEL 1: TEACHING WELLBEING IN PRACTICE

                                                                                                                                                1:10pm to 1:25pm

Rhonda Magee, Professor, University of San Francisco, Faculty of Law

 

Welcome to My Mindfulness Classroom: Teaching Mindfulness to Law Students                1:25pm to 1:40pm

Thomas Telfer, Full Professor, Western University, Faculty of Law

 

Law and Happiness 101: My Seminar with Law Students                                                     1:40pm to 1:55pm

Marilyn Poitras, Director, Indigenous Law Center, University of Saskatchewan

 

Mindful Teaching and Learning: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Practice                      1:15pm to 2:10pm     

Karen Ragoonaden

Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

Dean (incoming), Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

 

Open Forum or Break                                                                                                             2:10pm to 2:30pm

 

PANEL 2: INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGIES AND APPROACHES

 

Law, Love, and Beads: Mobilizing Indigenous Legal Pedagogies                                        2:30pm to 2:45pm

Danielle Lussier-Meek Director, Indigenous and Community Relations

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

 

Promoting Student Autonomy in (the Happier) Law Classroom                                           2:45pm to 3:00pm

Brandon D. Stewart, Instructor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

 

Teaching Lawyer Well-Being as an Ethical Responsibility                                                   3:00pm to 3:15pm

Jordana Confino, Director of Professionalism and an Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham Law School

 

Matter over Mind: The Importance of Paying Attention to the Body                                    3:15pm to 3:30pm

Heather Cross, Lawyer, Legal Writer and Owner of Here and Now Studio

 

Concluding Remarks and Thank You                                                                                    3:30pm to 3:35pm

 

Optional Open Forum                                                                                                             3:35pm to 3:55p

 


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