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Law 692: Feminist Legal Studies Workshop I 
(Fall term, 2016), 1 credit

Course description:

Course Information for 2016-2017

The Feminist Legal Studies Workshop is designed to enable students to work closely with faculty in analyzing and discussing with leading feminist theorists and scholars visiting Queen’s Faculty the topics of the speakers’ papers.

The Feminist Legal Studies Workshop course is offered for one course credit per term. In the fall term of 2015, it is designated as Law 692; in the winter term of 2016 it is designated as Law 693. Students may enroll for one credit in the fall term, or for one credit in the winter term, or for a total of two credits in both terms combined. This course can also be combined with an ISP for students who may wish to carry out in-depth independent supervised work in relation to one or more of the areas discussed in this workshop.

Scheduling details:

The workshop speakers will typically be scheduled for the regular visitor slots on Mondays and Fridays, which run from 1 to 2:30 pm, and one or two additional meetings per term will be scheduled around everyone’s class and other commitments. Speaker dates and locations are listed below.

Nature, mode, and content of evaluation of student participation:
Students will attend all the speakers events (4/term or all 7/all year), will prepare advance reading for the first session of each term, will prepare advance reading and two advance questions for the rest of the speakers in that term, plus 1-2 pages of briefing notes after each session (60% of course credit), will participate in the discussion at the speakers visit (10% of course credit), and will prepare a short term paper of approximately 10-12 pages on a topic that relates to any one of the speakers events (30% of course credit). To be taught by Profs. Amani and Lahey.


Fall term speakers (2016): 

Friday, September 30, 2016
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law building), room 202

Dr. Linda Steele, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wollongong, Australia, and Visiting Researcher, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto

Topic: Human Rights and Violence against Women with Disabilities: Theoretical and Legal Barriers

Abstract

Bio

Poster

PowerPoint

Link to video of the talk

Background Reading

Linda Steele, ‘Policing Normalcy: Sexual Violence Against Women Offenders with Disability’ Continuum (accepted for publication in special issue: ‘Normalcy and Disability: Intersections Among Norms, Law, and Culture’, forthcoming 2017)

Linda Steele and Leanne Dowse, ‘Gender, Disability Rights and Violence Against Medical Bodies’ 31(88) Australian Feminist Studies 117-124 (DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2016.1224081)

Linda Steele, ‘Court-Authorised Sterilisation and Human Rights: Inequality, Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls with Disability?’ (2016) 39(3) UNSW Law Journal 1002-1037

Linda Steele, ‘Disability, Abnormality and Criminal Law: Sterilisation as Lawful and Good Violence’ (2014) 23(3) Griffith Law Review pp 467-497

 


Monday, October 17, 2016
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law building), room 202

Emanuela Heyninck,, Pay Equity Commissioner, Government of Ontario, and member of the Ontario bar

Topic: Gender Wage Gap Strategy and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Ontario’s Path

Abstract

Bio

Poster

PowerPoint

Background Reading

Ministry of Labour, Ontario, Closing the Gender Wage Gap: A Background Paper (Toronto: Govt of Ontario, 2015)

Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, Ontario, Final Report and Recommendations of the Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee (Toronto: Gvt of Ontario, 2016)

Queen's PowerPoint presentation


Friday, October 21, 2016
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law building), room 202

Dr. Josephine Dawuni, Professor of African Politics, Political Science Dept., and Fellow, Carnegie Africa Diaspora Program, Howard University, Washington DC

Topic: African women judges on international courts

Abstract

Bio

Poster

Background Reading

Nienke Grossman, 'Shattering the Glass Ceiling in International Adjudication'

 


Friday, October 28, 2016
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law building), room 202

Robert Blitt, University of Tennessee, College of Law

Topic: Equality and Nondiscrimination Through the Eyes of an International Religious Organization: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Response to Women's Rights and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights

Abstract

Bio

Poster

Background Reading

Robert Blitt, Equality and Nondiscrimination through the Eyes of an International Religious Organization: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Response to Women's Rights


Monday, November 14, 2016
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law building), room 202

Dr. Emily Sanchez Salcedo, Associate Professor, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, and Fulbright Scholar, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Topic: Law Professor, Senior Partner, Wife and Mother, All Rolled Into One: Today’s Superwomen in the Philippine Legal Academe?

Abstract

Bio

Poster

Link to video of the talk

Background Reading

Irene R. Cortes, 'The Law Teacher in Philippine Society'