NEW FEMINIST LAW REFORM COURSE BEING OFFERED AT THE FACULTY
In the Winter 2014 term, Professor Martha Jackman will be introducing a new upper-year bilingual seminar course – Feminist Law Reform CML4104/Réforme fémiste du droit CML4504. This innovative skills-focussed 3-credit course, offered on Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m., will enable students to develop the necessary knowledge to pursue systemic law reform at the federal level. Drawing on the expertise of feminist lawyers and others actively engaged in the federal law reform process, areas of discussion and training will include: access to information and research; submissions and appearances before parliamentary committees; lobbying; media and public relations campaigns; public legal education; grassroots outreach and other key tools and avenues of feminist law reform advocacy. The course also offers students an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the rich bilingual learning environment at U of O : Professor Jackman will switch between languages each week and presentations by guest speakers will be in English or in French. Students may use the language of their choice in class, and English program students may submit their written work in English. The course syllabus can be found on Professor Jackman’s faculty website (http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/martha-jackman.html) or you can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.