Franklin Lew Forum
14th Annual Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice
6pm - 7pm: Lecture
7pm - 8pm: Reception
Topic: Honouring our Ancestors in Law: Legal Personality and Indigenous Governance of Lands and Waters
Speaker: Jacinta Ruru, Professor in the Faculty of Law, University Otago and Co-Director, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence
About the Speaker: Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui) is Professor of Law at the University of Otago, Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Centre of Māori Research Excellence and a fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. Jacinta holds a PhD from the University of Victoria, Canada.
About Marlee Kline: This lecture honours the memory of Marlee Gayle Kline, a member of the law school at UBC from 1989. Professor Kline died in 2001 after a lengthy and determined struggle with leukemia. Her work on feminist legal theory and critical race theory, child welfare law and policy, law's continued colonialism, and restructuring of the social welfare state is internationally acclaimed. This lectureship not only recognizes Marlee's rich contribution to the law school community but also reflects her belief in the central role social justice concerns must play in legal education and the law.
Presented By: Social Justice Program, Indigenous Legal Studies Program, and the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
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This lecture qualifies for one hour of Continued Professional Development credit.