Law Needs Feminism Because I UofT Law Social @ University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto [3 March]

Law Needs Feminism Because I UofT Law Social

17:30 - 20:00

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University of Toronto Faculty of Law
78 Queen's Park Cres., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Please join UofT’s Feminist Law Students’ Association (FLSA) for a night of feminism, socializing, and photography, with a special guest keynote address from Professor Alice Woolley!

#LawNeedsFeminismBecause is a photo campaign that seeks to spark discussions about feminism(s) in the legal sphere through individual expressions of why the law needs feminism(s). Through the collection of photographs, statements, and stories from law students and legal professionals, #LawNeedsFeminismBecause seeks to explore the status and role of feminism(s) in the law and the legal industry, and inspire a broader conversation about the intersections of feminism(s) and the law.

The FLSA invites the Toronto feminist legal community to come to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law to connect with feminist-identifying colleagues and participate in the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign. On March 3, 2017, from 5:30pm-8:00pm, please join us at the University of Toronto’s new law school building to take pictures, meet other members of Toronto’s feminist legal community, and share why you think the law needs feminism. A space to take photos for the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign will be set up just outside the Rowell Room.

At 6:30pm, Professor Woolley will also give a brief address on feminism and the law, with particular focus on a recent article which she co-authored, «Nasty Women and the Rule of Law». More information on this article can be found here:

Light snacks and beverages, including wine and beer, will be provided. The registration ticket fee covers one alcoholic beverage; this event is not a fundraiser.

For more information about the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause photo campaign, and to see examples of #LawNeedsFeminismBecause photographs and statements, please visit

Professor Alice Woolley's biography:
Alice Woolley is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. She is the author of Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, 2d Ed (LexisNexis, 2016) and is co-editor and co-author of In Search of the Ethical Lawyer (UBC Press, 2016). She has also has published numerous articles on topics such as the good character requirement, civility, legal education, the theoretical foundations of the lawyer’s role, the lawyer as fiduciary and the lawyer as advisor. She is currently President of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics and is also President of the International Association of Legal Ethics. In 2016 she was appointed Ethics Advisor to Calgary City Council.

This event is endorsed by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.
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