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

2017 - 2018 SCHEDULE

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

September 19
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Elizabeth Anker - Cornell University Department of English
South African Constitutionalism and the Architecture of the Nation
October 17
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Talia Fisher - Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law
Contractual Ordering of the Procedural Arena

October 24
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Lionel Smith, McGill University Faculty of Law
Parenthood and Conflicts of Interest

November 7
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Benjamin Kahan - Louisiana State University Women's and Gender Studies
"The Walk-in Closet: Situational Homosexuality, Lillian Hellman v. Mary McCarthy, and the Legal Consensus Against Immutability”

January 16
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Torrey Shanks - University of Toronto Political Science Department
The Rhetoric of Self-Ownership

 February 6
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
 Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Vanessa Ogle - University of Pennsylvania History Department
Legalizing the Offshore World: Tax Havens and The Architecture of Global Capitalism, 1950s-1970s

 February 13
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
 Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Mireille Hildebrandt - Vrije University, Brussels
February 27
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Nomi Stolzenberg - University of Southern California Gould School of Law
March 13
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Timothy Pachirat - University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Political Science
March 27
Tuesday
12:30 - 1:45
Room LW 219
(John Willis Classroom)
78 Queen's Park
 Efrat Arbel - University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law