Law 693: Feminist Legal Studies Workshop II (Winter 2017)

1 credit

Course description:

Updated 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.

Winter term speakers (2017):

Friday, January 27, 2017

1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law building), room 201

Beverley Baines, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

Topic: Women Judges and Constitutional Courts: Why Not Nine Women?




Background Reading

“Women Judges and Constitutional Courts: Why Not Nine Women?”

Link to lecture

Monday, February 13, 2017
1pm-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall (Law Building), room 202

Anna Chapman, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Co-Director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law

Topic: The Continuing Resonance of Breadwinner Norms in Australian Labour Law




Link to lecture

Friday, March 10 to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - FLSQ Conference 2017. Conference page here. Program here.

Friday, March 10, 2017
1pm-2:30pm, Robert Sutherland Hall (Policy Studies), room 202

Yamini Mishra, United Nations, UN Women Gender Equality and Gender Budget Specialist, AsiaPacific Region, Delhi, India

Topic: What does Feminism have to do with Budgets?


Background Reading

CBC News (Feb. 13, 2017), "Feminists watching closely for gender-based analysis in Budget" (Canada)

Mishra, Yamini Gender Responsive Budgeting in India: What Has Gone Wrong?

Mishra, Yamini and Jhamb, Bhumika Gender Responsive Budgeting in India: Time to Ask Questions

Link to talk.