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Open Doors: Teaching and Learning Law for Justice

Annual Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference (CALT)
Time: 
June 7-8, 2014
Location: 
Winnipeg, MB
In June, CFCJ’s Nicole Aylwin travelled to Winnipeg to take part in the annual Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference (CALT), “Open Doors: Teaching and Learning Law for Justice The conference explored questions related to how law teachers and programs of legal education can promote access to justice and support ethical responsibilities around justice.  Nicole presented a paper, which was co-authored with CFCJ’s Trevor Farrow, on the panel entitled, “The Promise and Peril of Producing ‘Practice Ready’ Lawyers: Curricular Reform, Decolonization, and Access to Justice”.
 
"Access to Justice, Professional Consciousness and Legal Education"
Presenter: Nicole Aylwin, CFCJ Exectutive Officer
Non-Presenting Co-Author: Trevor Farrow, CFCJ Chair
Slides: Click here
 
 

CFCJ Research Alliance members M. Jerry McHale (University of Victoria), and John-Paul Boyd (Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family) along with The Honourable Justice Thomas A. Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada also presented at the CALT conference. Their presentation addressed the urgent need for reform in the family justice system, and the role that law schools and legal educators can play in this process.
 
"A New Approach to the Law on Domestic Relations: Social Responsibility and the Practice of Family Law"
Presenters: John-Paul Boyd, Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, M. Jerry McHale, University of Victoria, The Honourable Justice Thomas A. Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada
Slides: Click here