Peter A Allard School of Law

Other Events

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While the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (CFLS) is known for its weekly lecture series, we also hold other events which vary each year. Join our email list or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on new events!

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Spring Crafternoon

Location: ALRD Room 424
Dates: Jan 19, Feb7, Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 11 (all 12:30-2:00 p.m.)
Open to all Allard Law students, faculty, and staff.

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Welcome spring and give your brain a much needed break this term with five Crafternoon sessions, featuring free supplies for crocheting, beading, cross-stich, and more! Enjoy snacks and tea while picking up a new hobby, or relearning an old one. Beginners absolutely welcome!


Legal Chat

- Meet the professors of Allard School of Law and the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (Aired on CiTR 101.9FM).
Listen to the recording here.

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Rethinking Admissions by Numbers

- Race Conscious Approaches to Law School for Black Applicants

Location: ALRD Room 104 + Zoom
Date: Feb 27 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Open to the public at large. 
Watch the recording here. (passcode: Z4.Fl889)


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 ​Black people in Canada are underrepresented in the legal profession and the judiciary. Yet, as gatekeepers of the profession, several Canadian law schools have not adopted race conscious approaches to admissions that could increase these numbers and reverse decades of historical discrimination Black Canadians have experienced. In this panel, speakers from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University will describe three different approaches to race conscious admissions pursued at their respective institutions. Hear their insights to learn more about what other Canadian law schools can do.
​This event is co-sponsored with the Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative and the Black Law Students' Association.

CFLS Movies at Noon

Location: ALRD Room 106
Date: Feb 13
Open to all Allard Law students, faculty, and staff.

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Constitute! tells the story of the largest social mobilization of women in Canadian history in the 20th century. Led by the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women and the Constitution, women and other activists across the country fought to gain stronger equality provisions were entrenched in the newly repatriated Constitution’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Sections 15 and 28). The film celebrates their constitutional activism and passion for democratic renewal. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2023

Feminism on Campus: Scenes from "The Chair"

Co-sponsored with the Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative

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Join Professors Brenna Bhandar, Carol Liao, Margot Young, and Sara Ghebremusse for a viewing of episode 4 of the well received (but sadly discontinued) Netflix series, "The Chair," to kick off a conversation about gender, sexism, racial politics and generational difference on campus.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

In Conversation with Beverley McLachlin
Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law

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Join an intimate gathering with your fellow law school alumni to listen to the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, in conversation with Allard Law’s Professor Margot Young, Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies. Conversation will focus on Beverley McLachlin’s recently published autobiography, Truth Be Told: My Journey through Life and the Law.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

cfls welcome social

3:00 - 4:00pm North Lawn, Allard Hall

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Come meet Professors Margot Young and Debra Parkes to learn more about the CFLS in a relaxed environment with an ice cream float!

There are vegan, sugar free, and non-dairy options available. Bringing your own mug is encouraged.

Whether you identify as feminist or are simply curious about what the CFLS is all about, we look forward to welcoming you to Allard.

This event is open to all students and faculty members at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

No RSVP necessary. If you have any questions, please contact 

Friday, September 4, 2020


10:15 - 10:45am 

CFLS Feminist Tea Party


As part of Orientation week for 1L JD students, come join the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, Women's Caucus and #LawNeedsFeminismsBecause for our annual Feminist Tea Party - the virtual edition!
While you enjoy some tea, we will hear from students and faculty, including the CFLS Director, Debra Parkes, the Student Coordinator, Chelsea Pang, and student groups such as the Women's Caucus and #LawNeedsFeminismsBecause. We will also discuss some of our upcoming events and opportunities to be involved. We hope you will introduce yourselves in the chat and break out into groups to continue mingling afterwards! 
Whether you identify as feminist or are simply curious about what feminism is all about, we look forward to welcoming you to Allard!
TO RSVP: please email 
*Please note that while this event is only open to Allard students and faculty, we will have other public events coming soon, so stay tuned!

Monday, November 25, 2019


In collaboration with #LawNeedsFeminismBecause

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Friday, October 4, 2019


Led by the Indigenous Law Students Association

Each year, family members, Indigenous community members, and concerned citizens gather for a vigil on October 4 to honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. At Allard Hall, the vigil was presented by the UBC Indigenous Law Students’ Association, the Indigenous Legal Studies Program, and the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies.

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Monday, September 9, 2019


Snacks Provided