The Power and Limits of Private Law

On June 23-24, 2022, the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law will host the third Canadian Law of Obligations conference on campus at UBC’s Green College. This will be an in-person conference, so long as public health regulations permit, and subject to any changes the conference organisers may deem appropriate. The theme of the conference is: The Power and Limits of Private Law.

The conference is being held in honour of eminent Canadian obligations scholar, Dr. Lionel Smith, the Sir William C. Macdonald Professor of Law at McGill University, who was recently elected to the Downing Professorship of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge, England.

Green College, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Previous CLO Conferences

The first Canadian Law of Obligations conference was held in May 2017 at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, with the theme of Innovations, Innovators, and the Next 20 Years. The event marked the retirement of Professor Joost Blom Q.C. and featured keynote addresses from Supreme Court of Canada Justice Russell Brown, Professor Bruce Feldthusen and Emeritus Professor Lewis Klar. The New Private Law Blog published a reflection on this conference and LexisNexis Canada published a collection of presented essays entitled The Canadian Law of Obligations: Private Law for the 21st Century and Beyond.

The second Canadian Law of Obligations conference was held in May 2019 at the Faculty of Law of the University of New Brunswick with the theme of Access to Justice in the Law of Obligations. Angela Swan O.C. and Shannon Salter (now the British Columbia Deputy Attorney General) delivered keynote addresses. The New Private Law Blog published a reflection on this conference and LexisNexis Canada published a collection of presented essays entitled The Canadian Law of Obligations: Access to Justice.

Donors

Green College is generously supporting CLO III as the host venue. This conference is also supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Contact

For further information about CLO III you may contact the Conference Hosts, Samuel Beswick and Marcus Moore.

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