Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Visiting Speakers and Lecturers 2014-2015

Fall 2014

Monday September 8, 2014
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Marc Moore
University of Cambridge
Law ’80 Lecture in Business Law
Regulatory State Paternalism within Anglo-American Corporate Law

Friday September 26, 2014
1 p.m., Macdonald Hall room 201 
Kimberley Brooks
Dean and Weldon Professor of Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax
Feminist Legal Studies Queen's
Why Feminism Matters to the Study of Law

Monday September 29, 2014
1 p.m., Room 201 Macdonald Hall
Dr. Monique Cardinal
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Quebec
Co-sponsored with Feminist Legal Studies Queen's
Dissident Judges and Courts in Syria since the Uprising of March 2011

Background Reading

Friday October 3, 2014
1 p.m., Macdonald Hall room 201
Patricia Allard
Associate, Justice Strategies, Brooklyn, and Queen’s University Faculty of Law graduate 1996
Feminist Legal Studies Queen's
Research to Action: Advancing the Needs of Children Facing Parental Incarceration

Monday October 6, 2014
1 p.m., Room 515, Macdonald Hall
David Owens
University of Reading
Wrong by Convention
Some acts (mala in se) are prohibited by law because of the wrongness of the act prohibited (e.g. murder). Other acts (mala prohibita) are prohibited by law because of the desirable consequences of prohibiting them (e.g. traffic violations). I argue that we must acknowledge a third class of wrongs. These wrongs are like typical mala prohibita in that they are wrongs created by social convention. But they are unlike typical mala prohibita in that their prohibition is not to be justified by the desirable consequences of prohibiting them. In this connection, I consider the obligations that one owes to family members and the obligations generated by promises.


Friday October 24, 2014
1 p.m., location TBA
Dr. Adelle Blackett
Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Feminist Legal Studies Queen's
[Working title] International Law and the Right to Decent Work

Monday October 27, 2014
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Charlie Webb
London School of Economics
Reason and Restitution

Thursday October 30, 2014
9:30 a.m., Room TBA
Carl MacArthur
Western University
The Cost Implications of Tax Law

Thursday October 30, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m., Room 001 Macdonald Hall
Judith Resnick
Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Catriona Gibson Memorial Lecture

Friday October 31, 2014
1 p.m., location TBA
Judith Resnick
Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Co-sponsored with Feminist Legal Studies Queen's
Topic TBA

Monday November 10, 2014
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Virginia Mantouvalou
University College London
CLCW Lecture on Human Rights in the Workplace
The Exploitation of Domestic Workers Under Restrictive Visa Regimes
The regulation of domestic work has often been criticised for placing domestic workers in a precarious position. This seminar will focus on a specific aspect of the law: immigration legislation that ties migrant domestic workers to their employers. On the basis of theoretical and empirical research, it will be argued that the UK 2012 Overseas Domestic Worker visa leads to situations of grave exploitation, and possibly to a breach of European human rights law.


Monday November 17, 2014
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Members of the Bruce Power Board of Directors
Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Union Participation on Boards of Directors: The Experience of Bruce Power and the Power Workers' Union
Join representatives from the Bruce Power board of directors, representing both the management and union sides of the company, as they engage in a panel discussion about the experience of Bruce Power in integrating union participation with corporate ownership.


Monday November 24, 2014
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Tonia Novitz
University of Bristol
Douglas Cunningham Lecture in Labour and Employment Law
Evolutionary Trajectories for Transnational Labour Law
This lecture examines the scope for transnational labour law to evolve in various ways, challenging the notion that the International Labour Organisation is rendered otiose by further expansion of ‘trade in services’. In this respect, the content of the new Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be considered, alongside other proposed bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements.


Winter 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015
1 p.m., Room 211, Macdonald Hall
Alan Bogg
University of Oxford
The Democratic Aspects of Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining
Constitutional litigation to protect and promote collective labour rights has become more significant as a legal strategy in Canada and the UK over the last decade. One effect of this has been to realign the institutional setting of labour law. Whereas historically the crafting of collective labour rights has been a matter for legislatures, the neo-liberal capture of political programmes has caused workers and trade unions to look to the courts to further their interests. This lecture appraises that strategy in the light of the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in RMT v United Kingdom which considered the right to strike under Article 11 of the European Convention. It will examine whether we have now reached the limit of what can be achieved through constitutional litigation. It will also consider whether the recent experience in the United Kingdom holds any lessons for the Canadian case.


Monday January 19, 2015
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Jean Leclair
University of Montréal
Topic TBA

Monday January 26, 2015

1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
1st McCarthy-Tetrault LLP Lecture
Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Monday February 2, 2015
1 p.m., Room 515 Macdonald Hall
Mitu Gulati
Duke Law School
Law ’80 Lecture in Business Law
Topic TBA

Monday February 9, 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University
Topic TBA

Monday February 23, 2015
Luc Tremblay
Topic TBA

Monday March 2, 2015
Adam McLeod
Topic TBA

Monday March 9, 2015
David Plunkett
Topic TBA

Monday March 16, 2015
Mark Drumbl
Topic TBA

Monday March 23, 2015
Martin Loughlin
JA Corry Lecture
Topic TBA

Friday March 27, 2015
John Goldberg
Harvard University
Topic TBA

Monday March 30, 2015
Zoe Sinel
University of Western Ontario
Topic TBA