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!
- Statement on Racist Incidents at UOttawa / Déclaration sur des Instances de Racisme à uOttawaThe UOAWL is deeply troubled by incidents of racism at our university. Creating safe spaces for learning does not threaten our academic freedom. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and with all students taking a stand against racism. L’AFDUO est profondément troublée par les incidents de racisme dans notre université. La création d’espacesContinue reading “Statement on Racist Incidents at UOttawa / Déclaration sur des Instances de Racisme à uOttawa”
- Intersectionality and Kimberlé CrenshawBy: Isabelle Santerre When I first became interested in feminism, I was astounded at the variety of feminist movements that existed. However, one day in one of my political science classes, I was introduced to the term “intersectionality” and it forever changed my perception of feminism and social justice movements. Intersectionality was coined over 30 yearsContinue reading “Intersectionality and Kimberlé Crenshaw”
- Working Towards Gender Equality in the Legal ProfessionBy: Renée Taillieu la version française suit October is Women’s History Month in Canada. October 18 will mark 91 years since the decision in Edwards v Canada (AG), the “Persons Case” whereby the Famous Five finally succeeded in their fight for women to be included in the legal definition of “persons.” It feels like we’ve comeContinue reading “Working Towards Gender Equality in the Legal Profession”
Thank you to everyone who came out for our first event:https://www.facebook.com/events/350861732850419/
Case Briefs and Summaries 101
Coming soon:Panel Discussion:
DIVERSITY IN THE LAW Presented by UOAWL
Date: Thursday, Oct 22
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