CFLS Welcomes Margot Young as Director
Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
Aug 9, 2022
The CFLS is excited to announce that Professor Margot Young has been appointed as Director for the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (CFLS) beginning July 1, 2022 for the next two years.
Professor Young has been teaching at the Peter A. Allard School of Law since 2002, following 10 years at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria. She brings to this job experience from many years on the CFLS Steering Committee.
Professor Young’s research interests include feminist equality law and theory, women’s socio-economic rights, urban theory, and local housing politics and rights. She is interested in the intersections between environmental justice, feminism, and human rights.
Professor Young has worked with women’s equality-seeking groups on NGO reports for the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors, David Suzuki Foundation, Board Member with Justice for Girls, and a research associate with both the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives—BC Office and the Broadbent Foundation. Professor Young is also an International Visiting Professor with the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
A Message from the Director, Professor Margot Young
"It is an honour and pleasure to serve as Director of an institution central to the social justice mission of Allard Law. The Centre has always served as an important site of feminist community and activity at our law school. I look forward to expanding the ways in which the Centre can facilitate and activate intersectional feminist collaboration across all of the equity-seeking groups and institutions of Allard Law. Recent years have seen the “Law Needs Feminism” campaign across Canadian law schools, including our own. My goal is to make sure that, more than ever, it is obvious that Allard Law needs this feminist centre to catalyze the transformative and critical change that needs to come to law and to legal education."
- Centre for Feminist Legal Studies