Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sara Ross

”Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts” on Osgoode Campus

This October 16th, 2017, Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts will be held at the Osgoode Hall Law School. During the event, there will be a staged reading of the premiere television episode of Boundary Bay, a mini-series “exploring the lives surrounding oil and gas development on tribal land in the Pacific Northwest.” The reading occurs in the law school’s Moot Court between 12:30 and 2:30 pm, and will be accompanied by commentary by Assistant Professor Sara Morales of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.


Sara Ross

Call for Papers: Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association Joint Meeting


Between June 7th and 10th, 2018, the Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association are holding their annual conferences jointly on the subject of “Law at the Crossroads”. According to their call for papers,

For thousands of years the place where the City of Toronto is located has been a crossroad where many peoples have met and had fruitful exchanges. According to some Indigenous knowledge keepers, the word “Toronto” comes from the Wendat term for a fishing weir constructed of sticks standing in the water. Lake and river fishing has been an important activity for the area’s many Indigenous peoples, including Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and Chippewa. The Indigenous knowledge frameworks and laws of the peoples of this area encourage a multilayered understanding of an item such as a fishing weir in terms of its natural, sacred, practical and social meanings.

The area continues to be home to many Indigenous people from all over Canada and beyond, but Toronto has also been shaped by immigration flows from many parts of the world, with about half of its current residents being born outside of Canada.

The Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association hope that our joint meeting in Toronto will be creative and fruitful, in keeping with the traditional use of this land as a gathering place, and that visitors to the area will take the opportunity to make new connections not only with one another but also with diverse local communities.

In order to present your research, you will have to submit your abstract to the LSA website by October 18th, 2017. More details are available at Many of the LSA’s collaborative research network (CRNs), however, have issued earlier deadlines to receive your abstracts. But, not to worry, you can still submit your abstract to the LSA directly up until the deadline with the CRN number, and your abstract will be forwarded to the proper group.

Sara Ross

Call for Papers – Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop at Stanford University

Every year a collaborative effort between the Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania, results in the annual Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop. This upcoming year the workshop will be held at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California between June 4th and 5th, 2018. Participation in the workshop is determined by competition, and is “open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities.” Those accepted will have their papers appear in a special issue of the Legal Scholarship Network.

According to the call for papers:

Papers must be works-in-progress that do not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes/endnotes); most papers selected for inclusion in recent years have been at least 10,000 words long. An abstract of no more than 200 words must also be included with the paper submission. A dissertation chapter may be submitted, but we strongly suggest that it be edited so that it stands alone as a piece of work with its own integrity. A paper that has been submitted for publication is eligible for selection so long as it will not be in galley proofs or in print at the time of the Workshop; it is important that authors still be in a position at the time of the Workshop to consider comments they receive there and incorporate them as they think appropriate in their revisions. 

The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2018 – to apply, send your papers via email to , including your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information in the body of the email. If accepted, you will receive reimbursement for your domestic travel (or international travel up to $1000) and hotel accommodation for your attendance.