The first CLSA/ACDS Sociolegal & Methodological Workshop will be held on November 26, 2021, at 12:30 PM EST to 2 PM EST (9:30 AM Vancouver, 10:30 PM Edmonton, 11:30 AM Winnipeg, 1:30 PM Halifax, 2 PM St. John's). The Workshop will be held by Zoom (Zoom invitation can be found below). All graduate students in Canada studying matters relating to law and society are invited to attend. If you share this invitation with anyone who is not a member of the CLSA/ACDS, you can encourage them to join (merely $30 as a graduate student): https://www.acds-clsa.com/membership.html
The Workshop will have the following structure: · 40 to 45-minute talk by prof. Véronique Fortin (University of Sherbrooke) · 40- to 45-minute Q&A with respect to Veronique's talk and our current concerns, challenges and obstacles regarding our own research. Please RSVP at email@example.com.
Véronique Fortin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Université de Sherbrooke. She has a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. Her current research interests include the criminalization and punishment of marginalized communities, such as people experiencing homelessness, people living with mental illnesses and welfare recipients. She favours an empirical approach, most often ethnographic, for her research.
Title:Ethnography and the law: what they can bring to one another
In this theoretical and methodological workshop, I draw on concrete examples from personal experiences (and mistakes!) in my research on the judicialization of protesters and people experiencing homelessness, to explore what ethnography and law can bring to one another. After having briefly described what ethnography is in general, I will talk about the various dimensions of legal ethnographic research and what ethnography can contribute to the study of law. Conversely, I will also explore the ways that legal training can contribute to ethnographic research.
The CLSA values graduate student participation in Association activities and conferences. There are two Graduate Student Representatives on the Board of Directors. One rep is elected each year for a two-year term. Graduate students from any academic discipline who are engaged in socio-legal scholarship are warmly encouraged to participate in the CLSA annual meeting, to present papers and chair panels at the annual Conference, and to submit articles to the Canadian Journal of Law and Society. The CLSA Graduate Students have their own Facebook page where more information of relevance to the CLSA's Graduate Student members can be found: https://www.facebook.com/ACDSCLSAGrads.
With financial assistance from the Association the grad reps organize a social event during the CLSA annual meeting exclusively for grad students and plan and organize workshops on issues of particular concern to graduate students, such as how to give effective conference presentations; how, where and when to publish; and academic job hunting. Suggestions for upcoming workshops are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding Procedure for the Annual Conference The CLSA has a limited amount of funding to cover graduate student travel to the annual conference. Funding is provided after the conference. In order to be eligible for funding, graduate students must be members of the CLSA, and they must submit their original receipts and boarding passes/tickets with their application.
The amount of funding varies from year to year and depends on how many graduate students apply. The CLSA's funding is unlikely to cover all expenses and graduate students are encouraged to seek alternative sources of funding. More detailed information about the application and reimbursement process is disseminated to students by the graduate student representatives in advance of the conference. Graduate Student Essay Prize The Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a topic in law and society written by a graduate student at a Canadian university. For further information or to make a nomination, contact the CLSA at email@example.com.