Welcome back!

Believe it or not, it is September again.

First, let me take this opportunity to welcome the new 1Ls. I hope orientation and the first week or two of classes have left you more optimistic and less terrified. Oh, you should definitely be a little terrified. But hopefully you are energized by the fact that you are about to have your mind bent in weird and wonderful ways.

Part of thinking about the law in weird and wonderful ways is thinking about how the law has a different impact on different populations. This year, UOAWL will continue with our mandate to draw attention to these differences, particularly as they pertain to women’s interaction with law and the legal profession. Upcoming posts will consider feminist perspectives on the decriminalization of opioids, the benefits and potential pitfalls of recently proposed changes to the Divorce Act,  feminist critiques of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and the practical problems women face in a billable hours environment.

As always, UOAWL is interested in showcasing the important work of students. To this end, please send us your work! Posts should be 500–750 words in length, and can cover any topic concerning feminism and law. Submit to: alivi009(at)uottawa.ca.

In addition to weekly posts, UOAWL will continue our wildly popular “Professor of the Month” posts, which feature professors from the Faculty who support and contribute to feminist legal thought.

Have an excellent fall term, everyone!

Angela Livingstone
2019 JD Candidate

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