Critical Analysis of Law (CAL) is a broad research workshop series that reflects the law school's multifaceted intellectual life and its commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry.

Past speakers have included:

  • Nicholas Blomley (Geography, Simon Fraser University)
  • Marianne Constable (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley)
  • Paul Halliday (History, University of Virginia)
  • Bernard Harcourt (Law & Political Science, Columbia University)
  • Daniel Heller-Roazen (Comparative Literature, Princeton)
  • Timothy Hyde (Architecture, Harvard University)
  • Samuel Moyn (Law & History, Harvard University)
  • Jennifer Christine Nash (American Studies, George Washington University)
  • Annelise Riles (Law & Anthropology, Cornell University)
  • Mariana Valverde (Criminology, University of Toronto)

See past workshops

2016 - 2017 SCHEDULE

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

September 20
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Yishai Blank - Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law
In Search of the Secular: A Socio-Legal Journey

September 27
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Anver Emon - University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Codification and Islamic Law: The Ideology behind a Tragic Narrative

October 11
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Sikander Ahmed Shah - Lahore University of Management Sciences
The Hegemonic Structuring of International Law and its Contribution to Conflict (in Pakistan)
November 15
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Kristen Stilt - Harvard Law School
Constitutional Animal Protection
November 1
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Jedidiah Kroncke - FGV Sao Paulo School of Law (Brazil)
The Futility of Law and Development:  China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

With responses by Mariana Prado, Michael Trebilcock, and Kerry Rittich

January 10
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Pascale Fournier - University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Civil Law)
January 24
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall 
84 Queen's Park
Brian Connolly - University of South Florida Dept. of History
February 3
Friday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Martti Koskenniemi - University of Helsinki Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
February 28
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall 
84 Queen's Park
Renisa Mawani - University of British Columbia Dept. of Sociology
March 7
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall 
84 Queen's Park
Andrew March - Yale University Dept. of Political Science
March 21
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall 
84 Queen's Park
Christopher Warren - Carnegie Mellon University Dept. of English