Symposium Honoring Justice Louise Charron — Ottawa, ON

The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is hosting a symposium celebrating Justice Louise Charron’s outstanding contributions to the Canadian legal landscape, March 22-23, 2013. Abstracts are due by Dec. 1, 2012. Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada will be the keynote speaker.

Paper proposals in French and in English are sought from lawyers, scholars, graduate students and others on topics related to, or inspired by, any aspect of Justice Charron’s remarkable career as a lawyer, Crown prosecutor, law professor, trial judge, justice of the Ontarior Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court justice. Justice Charron’s expertise spans a wide range of subject areas, and we are eager to receive a diversity of proposals that reflect this distinctive aspect of her career. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Evidence
  • Constitutional law and administrative law
  • Family law
  • Judicial education and judicial process

Accepted speakers will be organized into thematic panels. Invited papers may be eligible for publication in an edited volume, subject to the usual peer review process.

Preliminary proposals shouldnot exceed 500 words. Please send your proposal in Word-compatible format to Professor Jena McGill of the University of Ottawa at jena.mcgill [at] by December 1, 2012.