CFLS - Lecture Series


The weekly CFLS Lecture Series was started in 1997 to bring feminist legal scholars together from across Canada and abroad. Speakers offer a wide range of perspectives on various topics. The lectures are open to everyone in the University and wider community, so please join us!


CFLS Fall 2018 Lecture Series

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Tuesday, September 11

LEONIE PIHAMA, Associate Professor and Director, The Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand

Mana Wahine Waitangi Tribunal Claim

(Co-presented with UBC Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the Indigenous Law Students Association)

Tuesday, October 2

JULIE MACFARLANE, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor and Director, National Self-Represented Litigants Project

What would A2J for Victims of Sexual Violence look like?

(Co-presented with the Allard Social Justice Program)

Tuesday, October 9

DONRICH THALDAR, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tradition and Justice: Legal developments relating to new reproductive technologies in South Africa

Friday, October 19 *Note: not in the usual Tuesday timeslot

ELAINE CRAIG, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failures of the Legal Profession - Book launch and lecture

(Co-presented with UBC Criminal Law Club)

Tuesday, October 23

CAROL LIAO, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law

SHONA MCGLASHAN, Chief Governance Officer, Mountain Equipment Co-op

#MeToo and the Boardroom

(Co-presented with the Centre for Business Law and the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business)



Tuesday November 6

VICKY CONWAY, Associate Professor, School of Law & Government, Dublin City University, Ireland

Lawyers4Choice and Repealthe8th: Feminist Legal Academics' Contribution to Reforming Abortion Law in Ireland

Tuesday, November 20

KIM BROOKS, Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

The Daily Work of Fitting In As a Marginalized Lawyer

Tuesday, November 27

LISA KERR, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

What Equality Means in Sentencing

Tuesday January 22 

MANEESHA DECKHA, Professor and Landsdowne Chair, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law

Something to Celebrate? De-Listing Dairy in Canada's National Food Guide.

Tuesday February 12

SAMUEL SINGER, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University

Widening the Lens: Lessons from Canadian Trans Jurisprudence