2023 LCH Conference Schedule

Join us Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23

Thursday, June 22

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Absence of Sexual Autonomy and Presence of Law in Late Imperial and Modern China (virtual)

  • Jin Jiang (chair), Professor of History emeritus, East China Normal University 
  • Yu Liu,  PhD Candidate, UCSB, Nationalizing the Body: Gender, Eugenics and Law-making in China, 1930-1940s
  • Chaoran Ma,  PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Disobedience to Women’s Way: Alternative Sexual Discourses in Chinese Justice, 1802-1912
  • Chuchu Wang,  Part-time lecturer, University of California, Davis, Politicizing Elementary Schools’ Sexual Assault in the Maoist Era

Incarceration and Absences: Notes from the Global South (virtual)     

  •  Izzeddin Araj (chair), PhD researcher, Geneva Graduate institute, Negotiating Presence amidst a Colonial Regime of Absence: Notes from Palestine
  •  Vishesh Guru,  Research Associate, Azim Premji University, Illegibility and the law in a prison rehabilitation program
  •  Riddhi Pandey,  PhD Candidate, Geneva Graduate Institute, Living with carceral absences: Experiencing separation due to incarceration in India

Is There (Should There Be) a Law and Humanities Canon? (Room P120)     

  •  James Martel (chair), Professor, San Francisco State University, Can there be an anticanonical canon in the legal humanities?
  •  Hyo Yoon Kang,  Reader in Law, University of Warwick, Is There (Should There Be) a Law and Humanities Canon?
  •  Sara Ramshaw,  Professor, University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Law and Humanities: A Field Without a Canon

LCH, Marxism and Utopia: Hope in Critical Times I (Room P105)     

  •  Paul Keen (chair), Professor, Carleton 
  •  Honor Brabazon,  Associate Professor, St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo, Challenges for Scholarship in Challenging Times: ‘Hope’ and Law’s Emancipatory Potential
  •  Stacy Douglas,  Associate Professor, Carleton University, Law and Social Transformation
  •  Philip Kaisary,  Associate Professor, Carleton University, “The lost unity of social life”: Law and Literature in the World-System

Performing the Legal Subject (Room J125)     

  •  Julie Peters, (chair), Professor, Columbia University 
  •  Heidi Brown,  Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, The Flourishing Lawyer: Cultivating Presence as an Antidote to Absence
  •  Aileen Editha,  PhD Candidate, Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Reconstructing Rights: Property and Personhood Through the Lens of Critical Race and Feminist Theories
  •  Maidah Khalid,  Associate Instructor/Job Candidate, Indiana University Bloomington, Equivocal Hermaphrodites: Legal Persons at the Limits of Islamic Law

Queering the Law: The Discourse of LGBTQ Rights (Room J130)     

  •  Ido Katri (chair), Assistant Professor, Tel- Aviv University 
  •  Daniel Del Gobbo,  Assistant Professor (Incoming), University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Class Actions, Human Rights, and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Canadian “LGBT Purge” Case
  •  John Enman-Beech,  Lecturer in the law of contract, King’s College London, Contract and Queer Temporalities
  •  Shoshana Paget,  PhD Candidate, Concordia University, (De)constructing Equality: A Discourse Analysis of TWU v LSUC and LSBC v TWU

Roundtable: The Legacy of Robert Cover (Room P115)

  •  Ravit Reichman (chair), Associate Professor of English, Brown University 
  •  Patricio Boyer,  Associate Professor, Davidson College 
  •  Naomi Mezey,  Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law, Georgetown University 
  •  Martha Umphrey,  Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College 

Theorizing Law in the Neoliberal Present (Room J230)

  •  Ajay Mehrotra (chair), Professor of Law & History, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation 
  •  Tara Mulqueen,  Associate Professor, University of Warwick, Who needs the law? The study of legal need and the desire for law
  •  Adam Schoene,  Visiting Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Absence and Alliance
  •  Steven Winter,  Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished Professor, Wayne State University Law School, The Made and the Made-Up

Thinking with “Prefigurative Legalities” (Room J225)     

  •  Ruth Buchanan (chair), Professor, York University, Seeing Otherwise: Documentary Film and Prefigurative Legality
  •  Irina Ceric,  Assistant Professor, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Prefiguring Abolition: Left Movements, Repression, and Resistance
  •  Amy Cohen,  Professor, Temple University School of Law, Prefigurative Legality
  •  Dayna Scott,  Associate Prof, Osgoode Hall Law School, “Staking Day”: Prefiguring Indigenous Jurisdiction

Thursday – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Architecture of the Law (Room J225)     

  •  Daniel LaChance (chair), Associate Professor, Emory University 
  •  Lisa Haber-Thomson,  Lecturer, Harvard University, Jack Sheppard’s Newgate: architectures of escape
  •  Nancy Marder,  Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Against Zoom: Why Juries Need Courtrooms

Author Meets Reader: Anat Rosenberg, The Rise of Mass Advertising (virtual)     

  •  Catherine Evans (chair), Assistant Professor of History, University of Toronto 
  •  Susanna Blumenthal,  Professor of Law, University of Minnesota 
  •  Michael Lobban,  Professor of Legal History, London School of Economics 
  •  Ravit Reichman  Associate Professor of English, Brown University 
  •  Anat Rosenberg,  Associate Professor of Law, Reichman University 

Domestic Violence: Juridical Insight and Blindness (Room J230)     

  •  Erez Aloni (chair), Associate Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia 
  •  Erin Kelley,  Professor, Dallas College, Law, Literature, and Domestic Violence: Victim Blame Through DARVO
  •  Yael Machtinger,  Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellow, Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women’s Status, Bar Ilan Faculty of Law, Playing Hide and Seek: Socio-Legal Responses to Domestic Abuse in Religious Communities

Incompletion: Watching for what gets left out (Room J130)

  •  Jill Stauffer (chair), Associate Professor, Haverford College, What Does Possibility Feel Like?: A Phenomenology of Social Change in Settler Colonial space/time
  •  Hyo Yoon Kang  Reader in Law, University of Warwick, What if all we can see are the parts, and there is not a whole: the blind spots of seeing “climate justice”
  •  Genevieve Painter  Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Breaking the Record: The Law’s Libraries in a Pandemic

Labor Laws as a Tool for Change: Race, Gender, and Low-Wage Worker Organizing in the Postwar United States (virtual)     

  •  D. Caleb Smith (chair), Graduate Instructor – PhD Candidate, Tulane University, Waves of Biracial Cooperation and Discrimination at the Port of Orleans, 1962 – 1985
  •  Marisa Chappell,  Associate Professor of History, Oregon State University, Making a “New Working Class”: ACORN’s United Labor Unions in the 1980s
  •  Aimee Loiselle,  Assistant Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, Women of Color and Postwar Worker Activism: Using Federal Agencies to Organize While Marginalized

LCH, Marxism and Utopia: Hope in Critical Times II (Room P105)     

  •  Stacy Douglas (chair), Associate Professor, Carleton University 
  •  Joel Bakan,  Professor Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Corporate Capitalism’s Moral Lack
  •  Philip Kaisary,  Associate Professor, Carleton University, Sergio Giral’s ‘Negrometrajes’: Afro-Cuban Subjectivity and the Subversion of Sentimental Abolitionism
  •  Paul Keen,  Professor, Carleton, The Ghost of a Chance: Narrative Against the Law

Literature and Law I (Room J125)     

  • Naomi Mezey (chair), Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Emilio Abiusi,  Research Assistant, Canadian Network of Law and Humanities, A Brief Etymology of Law
  • Christina Gilligan,  Graduate Student, Brown University, George Eliot, Hetty Sorrel, and the Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  •  Mairi Stirling Hill,  Graduate Student (PhD, English Literature), University of British Columbia, Gendered Verbal Transgressions and the Absence of Female Testimony in Medieval Romance
  •  Deena Varner,  Lecturer, Texas Tech University, Legal and Domestic Geographies in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles

Representing Crime (Room P120)     

  •  Laura Beth Nielsen (chair), Professor and Chair, Northwestern University & American Bar Foundation, Making Monsters and Virtuous Victims: The Construction of Good and Evil in True Crime Podcasts (co-authored)
  •  Sara Jo Kadoura,  Research Associate, American Bar Foundation, Making Monsters and Virtuous Victims: The Construction of Good and Evil in True Crime Podcasts (co-authored)
  •  Miranda Simes,  PhD Student, Northwestern Sociology, Making Monsters and Virtuous Victims: The Construction of Good and Evil in True Crime Podcasts (co-authored)
  •  Benjamin Newman,  PhD candidate, Tel-Aviv University, The Challenges of the Adversarial Criminal Procedure – The Managerial Turn, Early Guilty Pleas and Video Conference Schemes of Justice

Roundtable: Comparative Legal Narrative: What, Why, How? (virtual)     

  • Helena Whalen-Bridge (chair), Associate Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law 
  • Jeanne Gaakeer,  Professor of Legal Theory, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
  • Greta Olson,  Professor of English and American Literary and Culture, University of Giessen, Germany 
  • Simon Stern,  Professor, University of Toronto 
  • Ralph Grunewald,  Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Frode Helmich Pedersen,  Professor of Nordic Literature at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen, Norway 

Vanishing Libraries and the Law (virtual)     

  •  Michael Menna (chair), Graduate Student, Stanford University, The Archive, the Spectacle, and the Platform: What Libraries Can Tell Us About Law, Capitalism, and Cultural Preservation
  •  Luca Messarra,  PhD Candidate, English, Stanford University, Communal Digital Libraries: Reimagining the Archival Potential of Torrenting Networks
  •  Danny Snelson,  Assistant Professor of English & Design Media Arts, UCLA, Echoes of Use: Collecting Traces of the Shadow Libraries

When Evidence Speaks: From Expert Witnesses to Exhibit A (Room P115)     

  •  Tracy Pearl (chair), Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma 
  •  Patrick Garon-Sayegh,  Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Making the Past Present in a Medical Malpractice Trial: How a Physician’s Fault of Omission Can Become Visible via Expert Testimony
  •  Jamie Jelinski,  SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, University of Toronto, Hidden Bones: The Collection, Exhibition, and Concealment of Raoul Delorme’s Skull
  •  Tyler King,  PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, From “Abnormal Frequency Bands” to “Epilepsy” to “Not Criminally Responsible”: The Relevance of EEG Brain Scans in Canadian Criminal Proceedings

Thursday – 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH – Boxed lunches will be available (Atrium) 

Thursday – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Author Meets Reader: J. Barton Scott, Slandering the Sacred: Blasphemy Law and Religious Affect in Colonial India (Room J225)     

  •  J. Barton Scott (chair), Associate Professor, University of Toronto 
  •  Benjamin L. Berger,  Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 
  •  Kamari Clarke,  Professor, University of Toronto 
  •  Catherine Evans,  Assistant Professor, University of Toronto 
  •  Inder Marwah,  Associate Professor, McMaster University 

Author Meets Reader: Judith Hudson, Crime and Consequence in Early Modern Literature and Law (virtual)

  •  Judith Hudson (chair), Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London 
  •  Jackie Watson,  Independent Scholar  

Children and the Law (Room J230)     

  •  Erin Kelley (chair), Professor, Dallas College 
  •  Aubrey Fochs,  PhD Student and Instructor, University of Utah, Punishment of Child Prostitutes in the United States Legal Paradigm Brown v. Tennessee
  •  Ido Katri,  Assistant Professor, Tel- Aviv University, Gender Affirmative Law: A Joint Paradigm for Addressing Trans and Intersex Children Needs and Interest (co-authored)
  •  Maayan Sudai,  Assistant Professor of Law and of Women and Gender Studies, University of Haifa, Gender Affirmative Law: A Joint Paradigm for Addressing Trans and Intersex Children Needs and Interest (co-authored)
  •  Olivia Young,  Graduate Student and Instructor, University of Utah, Punishment of Child Prostitutes in the United States Legal Paradigm: The Case of Brown v. Tennessee

Constructing Rituals of Exclusion: Punishment, the Polis, and Legal Authority (Room J125)     

  •  Paloma Alaminos (chair), 3L JD Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, The legal abject: how the law constructs itself as rational, objective, sacred, and determinate via Kristevian abjection
  •  Olwen Alaminos,  1L JD Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Constructing Rights: An Exploration of the Intersections of Architecture and Arendtian Political Theory
  •  James Butler,  3L JD Candidate, University of Toronto, A Disproportionate Punishment: A Principled and Pragmatic Critique of Retributive Justice in Canada

Literature and Law II (Room J130)     

  •  Patricio Boyer (chair), Associate Professor, Davidson College 
  •  Ummni Khan,  Associate Professor, Carleton University, Office Hours, Feminist Debates in Genre Fiction
  •  John McArdle,  Associate Professor, Salem State University, Tigana, absence, memory, and the role of law
  •  Rajgopal Saikumar,  PhD Candidate, New York University, Gandhi and Simone Weil on Disobedience and the Perennial Question of Political Obligation
  •  Christina Turner,  Associate Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba, Indigenous sf and Indigenous law in Danis Goulet’s Wakening

Punishment and the Carceral State (Room P115)     

  •  Joshua Price (chair), Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University, Making the Preventable Inevitable: Discourses of Custodial Death in Official Reports
  •  Christopher Berk,  Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Childhood, Delinquency, and Legal Socialization in a Boarding School for ‘At-Risk’ Youth
  •  Stephanie Latty,  Assistant Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University, Making the Preventable Inevitable: Discourses of Custodial Death in Official Reports

Race and the Law (Room P120)     

  •  Yuha Jung (chair), Associate Professor of Arts Administration, University of Kentucky 
  • Chante Barnwell,  Full Time PhD Student in Socio-Legal Studies, Department of Social Science, York University, Toronto, Canada, Hate symbols, Workplace Culture and Incidents of Anti-Black Racism in Toronto’s Construction Industry
  •  Simone Drake,  Professor, Ohio State University, Shutout: The Threat of Black Masculinity in Law and Culture
  •  Kathryn Heard,  Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dickinson College, The Matter of Dred Scott
  •  Kate Sutherland,  Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Ownership of Slavery Stories: A Comparative Consideration of Copyright Claims Against Alex Haley’s Roots

Roundtable: Law’s Attunement and Attunement’s Laws (Room P105)     

  •  Mark Antaki (chair), Associate Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law 
  •  Julia Chryssostalis,  Principal Lecturer, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster, UK 
  •  Julen Etxabe,  Assistant Professor and CRC, Peter A. Allard School of Law 
  •  James Martel,  Professor, San Francisco State University 
  •  Sara Ramshaw,  Professor, University of Victoria Faculty of Law 

Trade Secrets: How an Old System of Secrecy Embraces the New Technology (virtual)     

  •  Zijin Yan (chair), S.J.D. student, Indiana University Bloomington, Fair Use as a Solution to the Midlife Crisis of Trade Secret Protection
  •  Simon Sun,  S.J.D. Candidate, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, An Economic Analysis  of the Chinese Algorithmic Protection: The Conflict between Trade Secrets and Transparency Disclosure
  •  Attamongkol Tantratian,  SJD Candidate, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Discussing Trade Secrecy: When Companies Own Your Secrets, Are They Still Secret?

Thursday – 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Colonisation, Consent, and Community: Three Authors Meet Readers (virtual)     

  •  Urvashi Chakravarty (chair), Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, Fictions of Consent: Slavery, Servitude, and Free Service in Early Modern England
  •  Misha Ewen,  Associate Professor of English, University of Bristol, The Virginia Venture: American Colonization and English Society, 1580–1660
  •  Penelope Geng,  Associate Professor of English, Macalester College, Communal Justice in Shakespeare’s England: Drama, Law, and Emotion

Family Matters (Room J225)     

  •  Rebecca Johnson (chair), Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law 
  •  Erez Aloni,  Associate Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Married by Default
  •  Jeffrey Ellsworth,  Assistant Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Parens Patriae and Law’s Sacrificial Madness: Society as Family, State as Parent
  •  Deanne Sowter,  PhD Candidate & Vanier Scholar, Osgoode Hall Law School, Unmasking Family Violence: Lawyers’ Incivility in Family Law

Legal Transformations and the Political Life of Law (Room P120) 

  •  Yoav Sivan, (chair), Writer, Independent Scholar Law in the Absence of Authority?
  •  Yiorgos Evgenios Douliakas,  PHD Student, Universiteit van Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam), “Vomiting Law, Digesting Justice” Affective Justice at the trial of Golden Dawn
  •  Daniel Epstein,  PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Chicago, Law in Flight: Robert M. Cover, Fred Moten, and Abolitionist Legal Theory
  •  Samuel Rosenblum,  PhD Candidate in Government, Cornell University, Legal Improvisation with and against Fred Moten and Robert Cover

Literature and Law III (Room J130)     

  •  Robert Spoo (chair), Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, Univ. of Tulsa College of Law 
  •  Stacy Douglas,  Associate Professor, Carleton University, Uses and Abuses of Kafka
  •  Geoffrey Kirsch,  Ph.D. Candidate / Incoming Junior Research Fellow, Harvard University / Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Of Bad Men and Nasty Women: Demystifying Contract from Holmes to Wharton
  •  Peter Leman,  Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University, Is Murphy a Cyborg or just Unreasonable? Samuel Beckett, Cybernetics, and the Legal Person
  •  Jack Quirk,  Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, Aesthesis Nullius: Gerald Murnane’s Legal Fictions

Political Theory’s Legal Impulses (Room J125)     

  •  Martha Umphrey (chair),  Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College 
  •  Samantha Godwin  Resident Fellow, Information Society Project Yale Law School, A New Theory of Consent as a Normative Power
  •  Panch Sharma,  PhD Student, UVic Law, Emergency in Federalism: A Theoretical Intersection and Binary Comparison between Canada and India

The Absent Other: Disability Experiences in Legal Contexts (Room J230)     

  •  Susanna Blumenthal (commentator), William Prosser Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Minnesota 
  •  Nathan Stenberg (chair), PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota, Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grafters: Performance, the Specter of Litigation, and the Absent Disabled Other at the Pennhurst Asylum
  •  Rabia Belt,  Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, The Hidden History of the American M’Naghten
  •  Doron Dorfman,  Associate Professor, Seton Hall Law School, Disability As Metaphor in American Law

War, Antiwar, and Justice (Room P105)     

  •  Joana Aguiar e Silva (chair), Associate Professor with tenure, Universidade do Minho, 
  •  Olakunle Folami,  Associate Professor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria, The Missing link in Peacebuilding: Exploring Justice in Reintegration Processes in the Northcentral, Nigeria
  •  Susanne Paas,  LL.M. Student, Yale Law School, Absence or Abundance of Law in Dictatorship
  •  Deborah Rabinovich,  JD Candidate (2024), Yale Law School, Popular Interposition: Resistance in Survivor Narratives at the Commission On Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians

Workshop: Bringing forth the Absent Minds and Bodies of Law’s Authority (Room P115)     

  •  Doran Larson,  Professor, Hamilton College and The American Prison Writing Archive, Workshop: Bringing forth the Absent Minds and Bodies of Law’s Authority

Thursday – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

PLENARY: LCH at 25: Looking Back, Thinking Forward (Room J250)     

  •  Martha Umphrey (moderator), Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government, Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College 
  •  Austin Sarat,  William Nelson Cromwell Professor Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College 
  •  Susan Heinzelman,  Associate Professor Emerita, English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin 
  •  James Martel,  Professor of Political Science, San Francisco State University 
  •  Karl Shoemaker,  Professor of History and Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Thursday –  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Reception & Awards Ceremony (Atrium)     

Friday, June 23 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Competing Legal Frameworks (Room J225)     

  •  Genevieve Painter (chair), Assistant Professor, Concordia University, 
  •  Sandeep Kindo,  Professor, OP Jindal Global University, Reconciling Law’s Antiquity and Certainty: Dissent’s Understanding of Indigenous Custom in the Indian Supreme Court Case Kishwar v. Bihar
  •  Jedidiah Kroncke,  Associate Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong, Carsun Chang’s Jefferson: Transnational Constitutional History as Strategic Bricolage
  •  Smriti Pokhrel,  PhD Student, University of Victoria, A study on Kipat Land Tenure to justify the claims of historical injustice by Indigenous People in Nepal

Critical studies of law and death: Absence/presence with the human dead (Room J230)     

  •  Joshua Shaw (chair), Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Humic lawscapes: Spacings of non-law in the decomposing corpse
  •  Daniel Aaron,  Incoming Associate Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, The Absence of Cancer in the Public Sphere
  •  Jolene Zigarovich,  Associate Professor, English, University of Northern Iowa, Interrupted Funerals and Delayed Burials: The Troubling Custom of Burial Fees and English Ecclesiastical Law

Im-Possible Jurisprudence (virtual)     

  •  Sruti Chaganti (chair), Advocate, Independent, To Litigate or Not to Litigate: Developing a Jurisprudence of the Strategic
  •  Prashant Iyengar,  Core Preceptor, MESAAS, Columbia University, Morphology of the Indian Criminal Case
  •  Pooja Satyogi,  Assistant Professor, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi, Storying Children: The Present-Absent Children in “Domestic Cruelty” Cases at the Special Protection Unit for Women and Children, Delhi

Inclusion, Equality, and the Public Sphere (Room J130)

  •  Simone Drake (chair), Professor, Ohio State University, 
  •  Debra Haak,  Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Whose (Vision of) Equality Matters (Most): Examining Discourse about Equality and Intersectionality in Constitutional Litigation about Commercial Sex Laws in Canada
  •  Yuha Jung,  Associate Professor of Arts Administration, University of Kentucky, Does the Lack of Diversity in Nonprofit Museums Make Them Undeserving of Tax-Exempt Status?: Perspectives from Critical Race, Commons, and Systems Theories
  •  Hiwot Mekuanent,  Graduate Student, Queen’s University, Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the Law-making Process in Ethiopia

Justice and the Early Modern Imagination (Room J125)

  •  Patricio Boyer (chair), Associate Professor, Davidson College 
  •  Grace Clawson,  PhD Student, Brown University, “Take your prey to you”: Violent Machinations of Desire in Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling
  •  Daniel Kennedy,  PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Improbable Causes: Crime and Counterfactual Thinking in “Arden of Faversham”
  •  Scott Veitch,  Professor, University of Hong Kong, Art and Part:  Complicities in law and aesthetics

Law and Culture: Cinema, Television and Literature (virtual)     

  •  Sofya Koval (chair), Lecturer, HSE University, Law and Dystopia
  •  Yulia Erokhina,  Associate Professor, HSE University, The retrofutorological aspect of F.M. Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment”: Absence of space, time, and color
  •  Nataliia Galkina,  Deputy Director, HSE University, Faculty of Law, Absence of Presence : Law and Art

The Legal Limits of Human Rights (Room P115)     

  •  Stephanie Latty (chair), Assistant Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University 
  •  Joana Aguiar e Silva,  Associate Professor with tenure, Universidade do Minho, Law, memory and translation: narratives of testimony in times of doom
  •  Joseph Wager,  PhD Candidate, Stanford University, Harmony and Disappearability: Thinking Desaparecidos with Art and Law in Contemporary Colombia
  •  Sarah Winter,  Professor of English, University of Connecticut, Storrs, The Right to a Remedy: Habeas Corpus, Human Rights, and Gaps in Law

The Presence and Absence of Creators in Contracts, 1910-2022 (virtual)     

  •  Elena Cooper (chair), Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, CREATe, University of Glasgow, Stock Actors, Contracts and Identity in the Film Industry in Early Twentieth Century England
  •  Kenny Barr,  Research Associate, University of Glasgow, ‘All We Have is Now’: Music for Screen Commissions in the SVoD Era
  •  Amy Thomas,  Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Glasgow, Earnings, Contracts, and the Absence of the Author

Theatricality in/Justice (Room P120)     

  •  Julie Peters (co-chair), Professor, Columbia University 
  • Alex Feldman (co-chair), Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), University of Haifa, Restorative Stages: Truth, Reconciliation and their Discontents in South African Theatre 
  •  Urvashi Chakravarty,  Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, Theatrical Injustice and White Womanhood: Race, Gender, and Redress on the Early Modern English Stage
  •  Victoria Scrimer,  Lecturer, University of Maryland, Placebo Justice: The Uses and Abuses of Theatrical Trials
  •  Marco Wan,  Prof of Law/ Law & Literary Studies Program Director, University of Hong Kong, On oath-taking and legal performance

Friday – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Economies, Empire, Ethnography, Erasures (Room J130)     

  •  Gillian Calder (chair), Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, “What Happens in Sex-Vegas”: Succession and the imprint of “family” laws on the “family” business (co-authored)
  •  Rebecca Johnson,  Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, “What Happens in Sex-Vegas”: Succession and the imprint of “family” laws on the “family” business (co-authored)
  •  Bradley Bryan,  Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Not All in the Family: The Fault Lines of ‘Separating Business from Politics’ in Indigenous Communities in Canada
  •  Patricia Cochran,  Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Citizens, consumers and family members: Using institutional ethnography to explore narratives of law in online dispute resolution
  •  Freya Kodar,  Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Citizens, consumers and family members: Using institutional ethnography to explore narratives of law in online dispute resolution

History, Law, and Justice in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (virtual)     

  •  Melissa Ganz (chair), Associate Professor of English, Marquette University, Legal Vengeance and Popular Violence: Reimagining Justice in Sir Walter Scott’s The Heart of Midlothian
  •  Anne Frey,  Associate Professor, TCU, Women’s Absence from History and Law: Mary Shelley’s Valperga
  •  Katherine Gilbert,  Associate Professor, Drury University, Secret Pasts & Present Ruptures: George Eliot’s Felix Holt: The Radical

Law at the Edge of Technology I (Room J125)     

  •  Meg Lonergan (chair), Ph.D. Candidate & Contract Instructor, Carleton University 
  •  Daniel Breen,  Professor of the Practice, Legal Studies, Brandeis University, For Those in Peril on the Seas: Artificial Intelligence, Maritime Law and the ‘Duty to Render Assistance’
  •  Janny Leung,  Professor/Dean, Wilfrid Laurier University, The Digital Language Divide on Global Speech Platforms
  •  Brie McLemore,  PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, The Right to Choose?: FemTech, Privacy, and the Neoliberal Contradiction
  •  Tracy Pearl,  Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma, Driver Free on the Open Road: Traffic Stops in the Absence of Drivers

Opening to Judgment: Perspectives, Communities, Remainders (Room J230)     

  •  Julen Etxabe (chair), Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The intelligence of judgment in George Saunders’ Liberation Day
  •  Mary Liston,  Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Remains, Remainders, and Remembering: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Historic Injustice
  •  Jennifer Nedelsky, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Relations of freedom, communities of judgment, and the false dichotomy of freedom and necessity 
  •  Jennifer Schulz, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, The Absence of Method in Law & Popular Culture and Law & Film

Supreme Court Storytelling (Room P105)     

  •  Julie Peters (chair), Professor, Columbia University 
  •  Naomi Mezey,  Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law, Georgetown University, Bodies on the Line: Violence, Contempt, and Legal Interpretation in Bruen and Dobbs
  •  Maggie Wang,  J.D. Candidate, Yale Law School, The Present Is Not Innocent: Language, Absence, and the Uses of the Judicial Opinion

Friday – 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

Friday –  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Film and Law (Room J225)     

  •  Peter Leman (chair), Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University, 
  •  Leslie Abramson,  Visiting Scholar, American Bar Foundation, Moot Court: Trials of the Female Legal Figure in Silent Cinema
  •  Jisha Menon,  Professor, Stanford University, The Drama of the Death Penalty: Dignity and Personhood in Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency
  •  Bruno Xavier,  Associate Professor, Federal University of Jataí – Brazil, The good, the bad and the Leone: A methodological approach between Law and Film from the Ethics of Revenge in the Trilogia del dollaro

History’s Legal Stakes (Room J230)     

  •  Martha Umphrey (chair), Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College 
  •  Daniel LaChance,  Associate Professor, Emory University, Empathy for the Devil: Anti-Death Penalty Voices in the United States During the 1920s
  •  Zheng Li,  PhD student, EHESS; University of Vienna, Practice of redressing injustice in modern China (1800-1930s)
  •  Ajay Mehrotra, Professor of Law & History, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation, Nixon’s VAT: The Rise and Fall of the 1970s National Value-added Tax to Fund Education
  •  Carolyn Sale, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Extinguishing the Common: Coke’s Report of Gateward’s Case (1607) and Law Out on the Moors

Indigenous Communities and the State (Room J130)     

  •  Christina Turner (chair), Associate Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba 
  •  Bruno Anaya Ortiz, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley, Whose Law is it Anyway? How Indigenous communities selectively deploy positive and customary law in claims-making against the Mexican state
  •  Akshaya Chandani, PhD, University of Victoria, Fuller’s Rule of Law: An Enquiry into Pluralism and Indigenous Traditions
  •  Elizabeth Venczel, PhD Student, University of Ottawa, Ontario youth workers’ discourses on the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in the criminal legal system

Law at the Edge of Technology II (Room J125)     

  •  Janny Leung (chair), Professor/Dean, Wilfrid Laurier University 
  •  Mostafa Amini,  Researcher, Harvard University, Legal Hyperreality: The Evolution of Common Law in the Age of Absence and Technology
  •  Meg Lonergan,  Ph.D. Candidate & Contract Instructor, Carleton University, The Haunting of Canadian Obscenity Law: The Difference Between Playing Dead and Being Dead
  •  Matthew Mendez,  PhD Candidate, Yale University, Fiduciary Media: On “Good Faith” in Acoustic Jurisprudence
  •  Lindsay Stern,  Doctoral Candidate, Yale University, Administering Presence: The Role of Science and Technology in Animal and Fetal Rights Projects

Outsiders and Insiders (Room P120)     

  •  Sarah Winter (chair), Professor of English, University of Connecticut, Storrs 
  •  Rokeya Chowdhury,  Senior Corporate Mobility Advisor, New Era Immigration, Non-residents and non-citizens: Can host country become home country for new migrants?
  •  Rachael Malott,  Graduate Student, Carleton University, A Campesina (U)POV: Seed Monopolizes, Peasant Resistances, and the (Re)Production of Subjectivity in International Economic Law
  •  Emmanuel Olubola,  Student, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria, Security without Justice: A Critical Review of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Processes
  •  Hijaab Yahya,  MA Candidate /Graduate Student, Carleton University, Reimagining Rights for Displaced Persons in a Global Pandemic: A Case Study of Undocumented Afghan Refugees in Tribal Pakistan

Television and Law (Room P115)     

  •  Mary Liston (chair), Associate Professor, Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, 
  •  Diksha Kale,  PhD Student, Carleton University, Cockroaches with Ethics: The Utopia of ‘The Good Place’
  •  Andrew Majeske,  Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, A Good Man is Hard to Find (on The White Lotus)
  •  Marilyn Terzic,  Student, UQAM, Judge Steve Harvey vs Judge Judy? Survey says!

The Balance of Power and the Legal Plot in the Romantic Novel (Room P105)     

  •  Adam Kozaczka (chair), Assistant Professor of English, Texas A&M International University, Character, Seduction, and the Legal Ramifications of Mr. Willoughby & Mr. Wickham
  •  Michael Demson,  Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, The Genealogy of Benevolence and Epistemic Injustice in William Godwin’s Caleb Williams
  •  Alexander Dick,  Associate Professor, The University of British Columbia, Rights, Recognition, and Revenge in Scott’s Guy Mannering