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

2018 - 2019 SCHEDULE

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

September 18
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Christoph Burchard - Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
From Open Normativity to Normative Openness – or on Addressing the Elephant in the Room (i.e. the fact of justificatory pluralism in ICJ)
September 25
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Doreen Lustig - Tel Aviv University, Buchman Faculty of Law
Judicial Review in the Contemporary World: Retrospective and Prospective (co-authored with Joseph H. H. Weiler)
October 9
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Nomi Stolzenberg, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of  Sherbert v. Verner

October 23
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Amy Bell, Huron University College, Western University
English Crime Scene Photographs as  Documentary Images

November 13
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Efrat Arbel, University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law

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

Joseph  Fischel, Yale University, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

January 15
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Janet Halley, Harvard Law School

January 29
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
 Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Beatrice Jauregui, University of Toronto, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

February 26
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Emily Nacol - University of  Toronto, Political Science Department

March 26
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
 Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Joshua Nichols, University of Alberta Faculty of Law