Toronto Session, September 23-24, 2011

Solarium, Falconer Hall, 84 Queen's Park Crescent
University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Contact information: Professor Sophia Moreau (
Administrative assistance: Ms. Nadia Gulezko (


Friday September 23

Breakfast available in the Solarium from 9:30 am

Opening Remarks by Professor Sophia Moreau and Professor Deborah Hellman

Session 1: 10am -noon

Professor Larry Blum, "Racial and Other Asymmetries: A Problem for the Protected Categories Framework for Antidiscrimination Thought"

Commentary by Dr. Joshua Glasgow

Lunch: 12-1pm

Session 2: 1-3pm

Professor Richard Arneson, "Discrimination, Disparate Impact, and Theories of Justice"

Commentary by Professor Thomas Hurka

Coffee 3-3:30pm

Session 3: 3:30-5:30pm

Professor Elizabeth Emens, "Framing Disability"

Commentary by Professor David Wasserman

Reception, 5:30-6:30pm

In the Faculty Common Room, Flavelle House

Conference Dinner, 7pm

At C5 Restaurant, 5th floor of the Royal Ontario Museum

Saturday September 24

Breakfast available from 8:30am in the Solarium

Session 4:  9am - 11am

Professor Michael Selmi, "Has the Disparate Impact Theory Run Its Course?"

Commentary by Professor Samuel Bagenstos

Coffee 11-11:30am

Session 5: 11:30am-1:30pm

Professor Hanoch Sheinman, "The Conventional Meaning of Institutional Discrimination"

Commentary by Professor Christopher McCrudden

Lunch 1:30 - 2:30pm

Colloquium ends