2011 Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice


Marlee Kline

This year's lecture will be presented by Professor Ruthann Robson of City University of New York Law School.

The Marlee Kline Social Justice Lecture honours the memory of Marlee Gayle Kline, a UBC Law professor who died in 2001 after a lengthy and determined struggle with leukemia. Her work on feminist legal theory and critical race theory, child welfare law and policy, law's continued colonialism, and restructuring of the social welfare state is internationally acclaimed. This lectureship not only recognizes Marlee's rich contribution to the law school community but also reflects her belief in the central role social justice concerns must play in legal education and law.

This year's lecture is titled, "UnSettled" and will be presented by Professor Ruthann Robson of City University of New York Law School.

When: March 3rd, 2011, 5:30-7:30PM (one hour lecture, followed by reception)
Where: Liu Institute for Global Issues (6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC Campus), Multipurpose Room (closest parking)

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More about this year's lecture:

Interweaving reportage, narrative, fiction, and legal analysis into a visual and oral mosaic, this presentation explores the links and dissonances amongst five colonial/post-colonial societies: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. Themes include land, indigenous peoples, family, sexuality, gender, class, and the possibilities of forgiveness.

About the Presenter:
Ruthann Robson is Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, and the Visiting John T. Copenhaver Chair at the University of West Virginia School of Law. She is the author of Lesbian (Out)Law , Sappho Goes to Law School , and the forthcoming Dressing Constitutionally .



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