The CFLS is excited to announce this year’s Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice, presented by Constance Backhouse:
Canada’s First Lesbian Sexual Assault Trial
Canada’s first criminal prosecution to charge a lesbian for indecent assault contains many surprises. Find out why it took place in Yellowknife NWT, why it occurred in 1955, who was involved, and all the other details behind this riveting story from our historical past.
The annual Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice honours the memory of Marlee Gayle Kline. This lectureship reflects Marlee’s belief in the central role social justice concerns must play in legal education and law. In recent years we have welcomed such esteemed presenters and Kim Pate, Coleen Flood, and Bonnie Sherr Kline, to name just a few.
We are fortunate and very excited to welcome this year’s speaker, Professor Constance Backhouse of the University of Ottawa. Professor Backhouse’s books on the legal history of gender and race have been recognized by the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Governor General’s Person’s Medal, and several honorary doctorates.
Wednesday, November 9th, 6:00pm
(one hour lecture, followed by reception)
DLA Piper Canada Hall (Allard Hall room 104)
*This lecture qualifies for 1 CPD credit.