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50th Anniversary Deans' Lecture Series - What’s New in Law?

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Friday, November 23rd, 2012
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Property or Persons? Recent Changes to Animals' Legal Status
This talk will provide an overview of recent cases and legislation that challenge the traditional view of nonhuman animals as property under the common law. International and domestic initiatives will be discussed.

Date: Friday, November 23, 12:30-1:45 pm at the Greater Victoria Public Library
Speaker: Maneesha Deckha, LL.M., Faculty of Law, UVic
Course Code: ASDS255 2012F E01

B.A. (McGill) 1995, LL.B, (Toronto) 1998, LL.M. (Columbia) 2002, called to the Bar in Ontario in 2000. Maneesha Deckha is Associate Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. Her research interests include critical animal studies, feminist theory, law and culture, animal law, and bioethics. Her work has been published in Canada and internationally in legal and interdisciplinary venues including the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the Medical Law Review, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, the Hastings Women's Law Journal, the UCLA Women's Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Gender and Law, the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, Ethics & the Environment, the Animal Law Review, the Journal of Animal Law and Ethics, the Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy, and Unbound: the Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Sexualities, and Animal Law. She has also contributed to several anthologies relating to feminism, cultural pluralism and health law and policy. Professor Deckha is the recipient of grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2008 she held the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University to pursue her project integrating critical animal studies with animal law. Professor Deckha has taught courses on Animals, Culture and the Law; Bioethics, Personhood and the Law; Feminist Legal Theories; Administrative Law; Property; Law, Legislation and Policy; and Legal Process. She has been the recipient of the Faculty’s Annual Teaching Award and University of Victoria Learning and Teaching Centre Grants in support of her interactive pedagogy. In 2006, her seminar on Animals, Culture and the Law received the U.S. Humane Society's Animal and Society New Course Award.

In celebration of the University of Victoria’s 50th Anniversary we are pleased to bring you an expanded 50th Anniversary Deans’ Lecture Series for 2012/2013. The series is presented in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library, the 50th Anniversary Organizational Team, the Division of Continuing Studies and the Faculties of Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Human and Social Development, Humanities, Law, Science and Social Sciences.

Daytime Lectures are held at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton St. Parking is available underground and you are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

Evening Lectures are held at the UVic Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St. Parking is available in nearby lots. No food or drink is allowed in the gallery.

Please note that registration will open on August 8th. Online registration is NOT available for the Dean’s Lecture Series. Admission to the lectures is free but you must register by calling 250-472-4747 so we can guarantee you a seat. If you are unable to attend a lecture for which you have registered please let us know so that we can offer a seat to someone else.

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Library
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
More Info: University of Victoria continuing Studies
register@uvcs.uvic.ca
(250) 472-4747
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