Canadian Law and Society Association (Association Canadienne Droit Et Société)

The Canadian Law and Society Association/ Association canadienne droit et société was formed in the early 1980s to expand the academic study and teaching of law and society, and law-related disciplines, across Canada. The movement was spurred by the Arthurs Report on “Law and Learning” in 1983. A group of scholars, led by Ellen Baar and Jane Banfield, organized the first formal gathering of interested parties at the Canadian Association of Learned Societies annual conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in 1983. Feeling the need for a scholarly outlet to stimulate research and ideas for interand multidisciplinary approaches to law and for sociolegal studies, especially outside law schools, a group of scholars at York University and the University of Calgary formed the ...

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