Peter A Allard School of Law

Centre for Feminist Legal Studies

Welcome to the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (CFLS)!

The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies is an academic centre, founded in 1997 and is dedicated to fostering inclusive feminist engagement through research, teaching, and community-building. The CFLS provides opportunities for students, scholars and the wider feminist legal community to come together, build networks, collaborate on research, and exchange ideas. The CFLS has been significant in ensuring that feminist and social justice issues remain visible at the Allard School of Law, and that the law school remains connected to feminist activism, scholarship, and advocacy in the larger community.

We support the law school community by providing a welcoming and trans-inclusive space, volunteer opportunities for students, events, and activities. All students, faculty, and staff who support the aims of a feminist centre and who value equity and social justice are welcome to become involved in the CFLS community.

Members of the wider feminist community are invited to join our e-mail list or follow us on social media to be kept apprised of CFLS events and initiatives.


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About the Centre

Learn more about our history, the CFLS team, and how to support the Centre.

CFLS Conferences & Workshops - Shifting Normativities w Boyd

Lectures & Events

Learn more about our weekly lecture series, the annual Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice, and other events.

CFLS Lectures & Events - Shifting Normativities

Research & Visitors

Learn more about our faculty affiliates, current publications and projects, and how to become a visiting scholar.

CFLS Marlee Kline Room

Our Space

JD and graduate students are welcome to use the Marlee Kline Room (Room 424 Allard Hall), which is a student lounge, meeting place, and library of intersectional feminist research and literature.

CFLS Students


Learn more about JD awards, feminist law courses and how to get involved as a student.

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