The Walter S. Owen Lecture

Previous Walter S. Owen lecturers have been:

The Hon. Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
March, 2018


Dr. John Gava, Reader in Law at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide Topic: Is Law Important? Lessons from the Formalist versus Contextulaist Wars Delivered: October 8, 2014

David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology,New York University
Topic: American Penalty and the American State
Delivered: January 7, 2013 
Professor John Whyte, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy and the University of Regina
Topic: Text, Context and Narrative in the Search for Constitutional Meaning
Delivered Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Professor Alfred de Zayas
Topic: The Status Of Guantánamo Bay And The Status Of The Detainees
Delivered Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Mr. Justice Allen M. Linden
Topic: Contribution of British Columbia to Canadian Tort Law
Delivered Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Chancellor Allan McEachern, Chancellor of University of British Columbia
Topic: The Role of The Courts In Contemporary Society
Delivered Wednesday November 7, 2001

Professor Judy Fudge, Osgoode Hall Law School
Topic: New Wine into Old Bottles? Updating Legal Forms to Reflect Changing Employment Norms
Delivered Thursday, March 15, 1999

Speaker:  Sir Peter North, Oxford University
Topic: Law Reform: Problems and Pitfalls
Delivered Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Professor Roderick Macdonald, McGill University
Topic: Three Centuries of Constitution-Making in Canada: Will There be a Fourth?
Delivered Monday, March  11, 1996

Professor Regina Graycar, University of New South Wales
Topic: Hoovering as a Hobby and Other Stories: Gendered Assessments of Personal Injury Damages
Delivered Thursday, November 7, 1996

Speaker: Professor Denise Réaume, University of Toronto
Topic: Justice Between Cultures: The Protection of Cultural Affiliation
Delivered Tuesday, November 9, 1993

Professor Donald H. Berman
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Law: Machines Thinking Like Lawyers
Delivered Tuesday, October 29, 1991

Professor Karl Klare, Northeastern University
Topic: Reinventing Democracy: Does Legal Theory Have a Role?
Delivered Tuesday, November 27, 1990

Professor Maurice Copithorne, University of British Columbia
Topic: Canada: Federation or Confederation?
Delivered Thursday, March 3, 1998

Professor Alice Erh-Soon Tay, University of Sydney
Topic: The Struggle for Law in China
Delivered Thursday, November 13, 1986