CFP: Conference to Mark the Retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Ottawa, Canada

University of Ottawa

In honor of the retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law will hold a conference examining her legacy on April 10–11, 2018.

Chief Justice McLachlin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989 and ascended to the position of Chief Justice in 2000. She is the longest serving and the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In her 28 years on the Court, Chief Justice McLachlin has made a significant impact on Canadian law, authoring decisions in virtually every area of the law, from criminal and constitutional law to Aboriginal law, family law, and the law of torts. Chief Justice McLachlin has also left her imprint on the Supreme Court as an institution and on the administration of justice in Canada.

Paper proposals (in French or English; not more than 500 words) are invited on the subject of the Chief Justice’s “influence on law and on the administration of justice,” and should be sent to Vanessa MacDonnell (vmacdonn[at] by November 6, 2017.

For more information, please see the call for papers.

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