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Our discussion on “Feminism and Law in Today’s World” with Dean Turnbull has been re-scheduled for Monday October 3rd from 12 – 1 in Room 308.

Please see https://feministlegalforum.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/feminism-and-law-in-todays-world-a-roundtable-discussion-with-dean-dr-lorna-turnbull/ for more information on this fantastic roundtable discussion!

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The FLF is thrilled to announce our first roundtable of the 2011/2012 academic year. Join us on Monday, October 3 from 12 – 1 in room 308 for a discussion of Feminism and Law in Today’s World, facilitated by Dean of Law, Dr. Lorna Turnbull.

This discussion is an opportunity to come and consider the question of how feminism and law intersect today. What can feminism offer? How might it apply? What areas of law are lacking in feminist approach? If you are new or old to the idea of feminism and law, this is a great discussion to attend to learn more and share your thoughts.

If you would like to do some thinking about this topic in advance of the roundtable, Dean Turnbull has suggested a short reading. Find it here! 

Dr. Lorna Turnbull has been a Faculty member at Robson Hall since 2001. Between 2005 and 2010, Dean Turnbull was the Associate Dean of Students. After filling the role of Acting Dean for the 2010/2011 year, Dr. Turnbull was named Dean of the Faculty. Dean Turnbull completed her Master of Laws at Columbia University with an LL.M thesis of “A Feminist Theory of Law and Social Change? A Beginning”. Dean Turnbull’s J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law), also from Columbia, was written on “Bearing Children, Bearing Burdens.” Dr. Turnbull researches women’s equality as shaped by laws related to economic rights and obligations, workplace regulation and social inclusion as these impact upon care for dependents. Her primary teaching interests include international and domestic human-rights law, taxation law and policy, gender and equality and women’s rights in a global context. Her 2001 book, Double Jeopardy: Motherwork and the Law, is considered “essential reading” on the topic and has been widely credited for being accessible to lay audiences in addition to academics.

We hope you will join us for this exciting discussion!

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