Creative law : selected papers from The University of British Columbia’s 16th annual interdisciplinary legal studies graduate students’ conference

The graduate law students’ society of the University of British Columbia hosted, for the sixteenth year, a legal studies graduate student conference held on May 13 and 14, 2011. The conference is well known, largely as a result of its interdisciplinary approach, for creating a unique forum for the presentation of new and challenging work by postgraduate students from all over the world. In 2011, it was held at the Liu Institute for Global Issues on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. The conference theme was ‘Creative Law’ and its mandate was to promote reflection on “creativity and the law” in all the possible senses of that phrase: law and its interaction with the arts; innovation within the law and innovative uses of law; the development of new law; legal postmodernism; new and distinctive ways of interpreting law; and the application, adoption or appropriation of law in or by other disciplines, to name but a few. This volume brings together some of the papers that were most appreciated at the conference, selected by vote by participants. It is the first of what is intended to be an annual ‘proceedings of the conference’ ebook, recording interesting papers for posterity and cataloging the future of the event. Read some of the conference papers in cIRcle at:

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The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has warned the Liberal government to radically change its approach to public education or face more protests by teachers, including the possibility of a provincewide shutdown of public schools.

“Our members are angry,” union president Susan Lambert told a news conference a day after she was re-elected to head the organization for another year.

She said delegates who attended the BCTF’s annual general meeting this week drafted a “bold plan of action” that will be presented to 41,000 teachers for a vote April 17-18.

While not divulging full details of the plan, Lambert said it includes asking members if they want to withdraw from all extracurricular activities – as teachers have already done in some school districts – and whether they want to walk a picket line in an illegal strike. She suggested a second vote would be called before such action would be authorized.

Read THE VANCOUVER SUN full article here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun March 22, 2012


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