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Conference: “The History of Legal Aid in the Premodern and Modern World”

Deadline for paper proposals with abstracts: November 18, 2018

Date: March 18-19, 2019

Location: University of Turku, Finland

This conference aims to bring together the various aspects of legal aid around the world and throughout history, highlighting common features and individual particularities.

Confirmed keynote lectures will be given by Prof. Felice Batlan (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology) and Dr. Hiroki Kawamura (University of Frankfurt).

See the official call for papers here.

ACCLE is pleased to submit feedback on Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. ACCLE heard from members that they were concerned with the impacts of Bill C-75 on students’ ability to represent clients in summary conviction criminal matters, as well as the impacts on clients. This submission (please see below pdf) speaks to both concerns. Many thanks to the ACCLE Board, Professors Jillian Rogin and Gemma Smyth, Ms. Johanna Dennie and law student Parmis Goudzarzimalayeri for their work on this submission.

Bill C75 ACCLE Feedback Final

Please save the date for our 2019 Conference to be held in London, Ontario, site of the first ACCLE Conference. We will gather together June 13-15, 2019 with ACCLE as sole host and conference organiser. We have greatly enjoyed our last two conferences with the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, and look forward to a conference focused on the needs, stories, interests, and research of clinicians across Canada and around the world. We can’t wait to see you next year!


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