Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • A judge's wig, old scroll, old book, and glasses
    Jul 25, 2016

    Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

    The Canadian legal profession has, no less than the legal profession in other national contexts, been an energetic purveyor of historical myth, and Dr. Pue carefully sifts through some of the key errors in a professional apologetics that draws on historical representation.

  • Close-up of contract
    Jun 29, 2016

    Boilerplate: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Boilerplate takes away the right of people to legal remedies. In traditional law, if the company is negligent and the individual gets hurt, he or she can sue. However, if an individual signs a waiver saying that the company is not liable for its own negligence, suing the company becomes impossible.

  • Queen's Guard marching on Parliament Hill
    Apr 11, 2016

    Towards the 21st Century Constitutionalism?

    Dr. Jeffrey Meyers’ research is concerned with the difference between the formal legal order of the Canadian constitution and what some have termed the material constitution, comprised of the everyday reality individuals face in terms of their particular life conditions.

  • Surveillance cameras
    Mar 7, 2016

    Better Politics of Crime

    In their latest research project, Professors Loader and Sparks are reflecting on the meaning and significance of a whole series of ideas in political thought, addressing such key concepts as authority, justice, rights, freedom and obligation.

  • Animal casualty in an oil spill
    Dec 16, 2015

    Environmental Issues as a State of Emergency

    Professor Jocelyn Stacey argues that we can gain important insight about environmental law by thinking about environmental issues as an ongoing state of emergency.

  • Joseph Stiglitz event at Allard
    Nov 19, 2015

    Inequality: Law as Problem? Law as Solution?

    On November 19, 2015, Peter A. Allard School of Law faculty members joined Nobel prize-winning economist Dr. Joseph Stiglitz for a panel discussion about his ground-breaking work on inequality.

  • Indigenous art
    Nov 16, 2015

    Indigenous Governance Initiative

    The Allard School of Law’s Professor Gordon Christie has been working with colleagues across the campus for the last two years to initiate discussion about institutional-level change that would enhance the University as a valuable and accessible resource for Indigenous community research.

  • Paper chain of people
    Nov 4, 2015

    International Tribunals and Collective Memories

    One of the central questions addressed in Professor Moshe Hirsch’s research is a normative one: should international tribunals be employed in constructing collective memories?

  • Stop sign at the end of a tall staircase
    Sep 7, 2015

    Barriers to Justice for Women with Mental Disabilities

    When Professor Isabel Grant began a collaborative research project on sexual assault against women with mental disabilities with colleague Professor Janine Benedet in 2007, they planned to write one paper. Several years later, the collaboration has evolved into six articles and a book chapter.

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