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Hi again, FLFers!

This is a very exciting opportunity, and FLF members get the first crack!

The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit is an internationally renowned peer-reviewed scholarly publication, currently based here at Robson Hall. The CJWL publishes academic papers from a variety of disciplines, but maintains a focus on feminist legal analysis in the Canadian context. The journal is currently seeking student volunteers to assist in an editorial capacity (primarily cite checking). This will be a great way to brush up on academic writing skills, get better acquainted with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (known oh-so-affectionately as ‘the McGill Guide’) and will undoubtedly look great on your C.V.

The work load won’t be huge (no more than one article per term), and the topics tend to be really interesting! Orientation/training will likely be taking place in the next week or two.

If you are interested (even if it’s just for more info), please contact student editor Eli Mitchell at cjwl@cc.umanitoba.ca


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The FLF is thrilled to announce this very special invitation!

McNally Robinson Booksellers


The Social Justice and Human Rights Research Project

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

in association with

LEAF Manitoba


Constance Backhouse

 Friday October 15, 7:00 pm

Grant Park in the Atrium

 Special invitation to members of the Feminist Legal Forum: Dinner with Constance Backhouse at 5:30pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant (McNally Robinson) – Please RSVP to Debra Parkes at parkesd@ms.umanitoba.ca if you plan to attend. Don’t miss the great opportunity to meet one of Canada’s leading feminist legal scholars.

 The mission of The Feminist History Society is to publish books about the women’s movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010, books written by the very participants in the movement. The content of the books reflects the diversity and dynamism, strength and spirit of the movement. This special evening will involve a discussion of the Society and of Feminist Journeys edited by Marguerite Andersen, the first publication in their subscription series.

 Constance Backhouse holds the positions of Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.  She is internationally known for her feminist research and publications on sex discrimination and the legal history of gender and race in Canada.  A legal scholar who uses a narrative style of writing, her most recent books and articles profile the fascinating ways in which women and racialized communities have struggled to obtain justice within the legal system.

 McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park

1120 Grant Ave.

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