University of Ottawa Association of Women and the Law
The University of Ottawa Association of Women and the Law (UOAWL) is an advocacy group associated with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the National Association of Women in the Law.
Promoting substantive equality through sisterhood (beyond cisterhood) by working towards law reform and the realization of human rights for all womxn in the law and legal professions in Canada.
Membership in OUAWL is open to all members of UOttawa that have an interest in the aims and objectives of UOAWL.
We are committed to equity in the law and welcome all ages, genders, sexes, sexual orientations, religions, races, ethnicities, and political views to join us and support our mission.
Our executive committee includes 1L, Mature, and Civil Law representatives to voice your concerns and gather feedback. Please reach out to your representative or to our council today!
- 100% of UOAWL Merch Sale Proceeds Going to the Elizabeth Fry Society100% of the proceeds of UOAWL merch sales will go to Elizabeth Fry — “that’s great!” you might think, “but, what’s Elizabeth Fry?” The Elizabeth Fry Society is a feminist organization that provides support to women and hopes to contribute to an inclusive and just community in which all women live with equality and dignity.Continue reading “100% of UOAWL Merch Sale Proceeds Going to the Elizabeth Fry Society”
- Sustaining the One PercentBy: Janki Gupta Wealth inequality is at an all time high. 82% of the wealth created in 2017 went to the richest one percent of the global population. The global impacts of neoliberalism and this wealth polarisation can be seen in almost every social sphere and have been the subject of widespread social scientific study.Continue reading “Sustaining the One Percent”
- The Homestretch of Our Online Law School ExperienceBy Chauntae De Gannes February is well underway, which marks six months of online law school learning during a pandemic. As a 1L student, I am impressed with how both students and faculty have handled the new environment. Collectively, we are accustomed to Zoom etiquette, and hopefully, everyone can find the “raise hand function” onContinue reading “The Homestretch of Our Online Law School Experience”
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