Professor Angela Cameron is part of a group of five feminist scholars who have been awarded a conference grant from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law to host an international workshop entitled “What Works in Feminist Law Reform? Lessons from the Local”. The workshop will feature feminist scholars from around the world, with special emphasis on scholars from the global south and Indigenous women.
Professor Cameron, who holds the Shirley Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession, will be joined in this effort by Professor Becky Batagol and Professor Janice Richardson of the Feminist Legal Studies Group at Monash University, in Australia; Professor Sonia Lawrence, Director of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; and Professor Debra Parkes, Chair in Feminist Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. The workshop will take place at the Institute in Oñati, Gipuzkoa, Spain on July 2-3, 2020.
This workshop aims to make a difference in the lives of women and gender-diverse people by considering how law reform can be used to address persistent gender inequalities. Bringing together case studies of successful, semi-successful and failed feminist law reform projects from around the world, the workshop will build understandings of the features that enable or imperil feminist law reform.
The organizers will produce an edited collection of papers to be published as a book or special edition of a journal in 2021. Additionally, the workshop will connect participants to a transnational network of reform-oriented feminists working in law in universities, law centres and legal practice. This network will provide assistance and inspiration in practical reform projects and further research.
The Common Law Section’s own Professor Suzanne Bouclin, Professor Tracey Lindberg and Professor Vanessa Gruben, as well as Professor Sarah Morales, currently at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, will all join the workshop as invited participants.
The Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law is home to a global network of scholars who work on law and social science issues. It works to create academic links and collaborative relations with universities from around the world, providing facilities for seminars, workshops, visiting scholars and library research.
Congratulations to Professor Cameron and her collaborators!