Associate Professor (on leave)
57, Louis-Pasteur St., Room 394
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3381
Work E-mail: suzanne.bouclin@uOttawa.ca
Suzanne Bouclin holds a doctorate in Law from McGill University. Her dissertation examinedlaw through the lexicon, theories and methods of film studies. In the context of that research, she grapples with the institutionalized regulation of people who are street-involved and homeless. Professor Bouclin is also a SSRCH Insight Development Grant Recipient for her research onHomelessNation, Social Networking Sites and Legal Consciousness.
Professor Bouclin articled with a constitutional litigation firm in Toronto (Eberts, Symes, Street & Corbett) and became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002.
She has worked with national non-profit organizations as Director of the Language Rights Program for the Court Challenges Program of Canada, Executive Director of the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ), and Research / Analyst with the National Association of Women in the Law (NAWL). She has been a member of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund's (LEAF) Legal Committee, Board Member of the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA), Board Member of the Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa (IFCO). She is currently a member of the Canadian Journal of Poverty Law's Editorial Committee.
Professor Bouclin is also a committed volunteer with community groups, such as Ottawa's Defense Ticket Program and Pro Bono Students Canada.
Her areas of research, collaborations and publication include: performance and performativity in legal education, feminist aesthetics, law and popular culture, and the criminal regulation of vulnerable groups. Suzanne Bouclin co-coordinates the Social Justice Option with David Wiseman and is a Faculty Member of the Social Justice Caucus.
In recent research conducted with two University of Ottawa Faculty of Law colleagues, Professor Amy Salyzyn and Professor Jena McGill, and with support from a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant, Professor Bouclin explored risks and opportunities relating to the use of mobile and web-based apps to enhance access to justice. A report on the research can be found here.
- "Regulated Out of Existence: A Case Study of Ottawa's Ticket Defence Program" (2014) 11 Journal of Law and Equality, 35-83.
- "La cyberjustice comme réponse aux besoins juridiques des personnes itinérantes : son potentiel et ses embûches" (2013) 31:1 Receuil annuel d'accès à la justice de Windsor, 25-45 (with Marie-Andrée Denis-Boileau)
- "YouTube and Muslim Women’s Legal Subjectivities" (2013) Oñati Socio-Legal Series [online], Vol 3 (7), 1158-1183.
- “Women’s Suffrage: A Cinematic Study” in Literature, History of Ideas, Images and Society, Special Issue Equal Rights: Myth or Reality in contemporary English-speaking Societies? (forthcoming 2014)
- “Une analyse de la règlementation des personnes itinérantes selon une perspective pothienne” (2013) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 25(1), 1-30 (with J Pastora Sala).
- “The Insite Decision and the Case for Supervised Consumption Facilities in Ottawa” (2012) C.J. Poverty Law 91-120 1:1 (with Priyanka Vittal).
- "Regulating Sex Work in Canada” (2012) 3 Public Law 387.
- “Producing Film as Legal Knowledge” (2012) International Journal of the Humanities 9, online 7 pages.
- “Women in Prison’ Movies as Feminist Jurisprudence”(2009) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law / Revue femmes et droit 9 (21:1).
- “Dancers Empowering (Some) Dancers: The intersection of Race, Class and Gender in Organizing Marginal Workers” (2006) Race, Gender and Class 98 (13:3).
- “Legal and Ethical Implications of Male Circumcision: The Canadian Context” (2005) International Journal of Men’s Health 205-222 (4:2).
- “Exploited Workers or Entrepreneurs, Neither and Both? A Look at Ottawa Area Erotic Dancers” (2004) Canadian Woman Studies / les cahiers de la femme 132 (23:2-3).
- “Abortion in Post-X Ireland” (2002) XIII Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 133.
- "Méthodologies ambidextres en droit"; (Éditions Yvon Blais, 2013) Les cadres théoriques et le droit, sous la dir. Georges Azzaria, pp.347-350.
- “Producing Legal Subjectives through Online Media” (2013) in A. Poletti & J. Rak (eds.) Identity Technologies: Producing Online Selves, University of Wisconsin Press.
- “Punishment in Film” in W. Miller and J.G. Golson (eds.) The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia (London & New York: Sage, 2012).
- “Playing Games with Law” in Z. Bankowski, M. Del Mar and P. Maharg (eds.) (2011) Beyond Text in Legal Education (with Gillian Calder & Sharon Cowan.
- “Female Judges” Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (Sage, 2011).
- “Feminism, Law, Film” in K. Brooks and C. Mathen (eds.) Women, Law, and Equality: A Discussion Guide (Irwin Law, 2010) pp.119-176.
- “Bad Girls Like Good Contracts: Erotic Dancers’ Resistance over Three Decades” in E. Faulkner and G. MacDonald (eds.) (Fernwood Press, 2009) Victim No More? Women Resisting the Label of Law pp.46-60.
- Comments, Book Reviews and Notes
- “Review:The Culture of Punishment, M. Brown” Crime, Media, Culture (2012) 8(2).
- “Some Guidelines for Feminist Legal Pedagogy” (2011) Gender and the Law Manual (National Association of Women and the Law / Association nationale femmes et droit.
- "Review:One Woman's Difference", K. Brooks, (ed.) (2010)Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue canadienne droit et société 25(2): 239-41.
- Review: Law and Social Justice, Michael O’Rourke & David Shier, (2007) eds., Philosophy Review 27(4): 275-77.
- Review: Feminist Alliances, Lynda Burns, ed. Philosophy Review(2007) 27(1): 11-13.
- “Équilibrer les budgets sur le dos des femmes: L’équité salariale après NAPE” (2005) Jurisfemme 23(3): 3-5.
- “Review: Men Who Believe in Feminism, A. Goldrick-Jones” (2003) Journal of Men’s Studies 12(2): 163-164.
- Street Law’s Sites, Sights and Media. Faculty of Law, McGill University. PhD Thesis. 2011 (under the supervision of Roderick A. Macdonald)
- Caging Women: Punishment, Judgment, Reform and Resistance in ‘Women in Prison’ Films. Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. LL.M. Thesis. 2007 (under the supervision of Anne McGillivray)
- Organizing Resistance: The Case of Erotic Dancers. Faculty of Social Sciences (Criminology & Women’s Studies), University of Ottawa. M.A. Thesis. 2004 (under the supervision of Chris Bruckert)
- Graduate Legal Research Methodology - CML 5301
- Stage en résolution de différends - CML 4500
- Théorie et pratique en droit et justice sociale - CML 3512 / DCL 5738
- Moot Court Competition - CML 3120
- Méthodologie de la recherche juridique - DCL 5501
- Droit, pauvreté et cinéma - CML 4513
- Les femmes et le droit - CML 3780 / CML 5721
- Introduction à la résolution de différends - CML 1506