Feminist Legal Studies Queen's

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Law 693: Feminist Legal Studies Workshop II (Winter term, 2014), 1 credit

Course description:

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 2013, it is designated as Law 692; in the winter term of 2014 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.  Course Outline for 2013-2014.

Scheduling details:

The workshop speakers will 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 7-8), will prepare advance reading for the first session of each term 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 10-15 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.


Winter Term Speakers (Winter 2014)


Monday, February 24, 2014
1pm, Room 201 Macdonald Hall
Roundtable Discussion: Scandinavian Approaches to Gender Equality, with -

  • Shahnaj Begum, PhD student, Gender Studies, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Dr. Hege Brækhus, Professor in Law and Dean, 2009-2013, Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø, Norway
  • Dr. Monica Burman, Former Judge, Associate Professor, Deputy Director and Head of Graduate Studies, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Dr. Asa Gunnarsson, Professor in Law and Deputy Director, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Dr. Elena Kotyrlo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ageing and Living Conditions Center, Demographic Data Base, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Dr. Eva-Maria Svenssen, Professor, University of Gothenberg Faculty of Law, and Professor, University of Tromso Faculty of Law
  • Dr. Lena Wennberg, Senior Lecturer and Director, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Dr. Åsa Yttergren, Senior Lecturer, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Background reading: Eva-Maria Svensson and Asa Gunnarsson, 'Gender Equality in the Swedish Welfare State' (2012) feminists@law 2(1): 1-27

Friday, February 28, 2014

1pm, Room 202 Sutherland Hall (Policy Studies Building)

Eva-Maria Svensson,Professor, University of Gothenberg Faculty of Law, and Professor, University of Tromso Faculty of Law

'Gender Equality in Regional Governance of the Arctic Region'


Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:30-8 pm, and March 1, 2014, 9 am-5 pm
Room 202 Sutherland Hall (Policy Studies Building)

FLSQ International Women's Day conference
Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Equality ?
Each Law 693 student should select and attend one additional conference event 

Conference program showing details of sessions and dinner location here


Wednesday, March 5, 2014
2:30-3:30, followed by a reception with students and faculty
202 Policy Studies Building

Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dube, Supreme Court of Canada (1987-2002)
'Conversations about Equality Law and the Future'

Background Reading: