Peter A Allard School of Law

About the Centre

The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (CFLS) was established at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia in 1997. Since then, its purpose has been to enhance the visibility of feminist legal studies at UBC and to strengthen co-operation in research, teaching, and graduate student supervision between scholars working with the Faculty of Law and elsewhere at UBC, as well as links and collaborations between scholars working in different university and community settings in British Columbia, nationally and internationally.

CFLS Lectures & Events - Shifting Normativities
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The Centre is a valuable space both physically and conceptually. The physical space offers a meeting space, resources, and networking opportunities to scholars and students at UBC and abroad. The Centre attracts graduate students and visiting scholars; obtains funding support for activities related to feminism and law; and enhances links between the Faculty, community groups interested in feminist legal studies, and the wider community in British Columbia and beyond. The work of 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 the larger feminist community. 


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