UBC Law Welcomes New Social Justice Community Scholar Visitor
UBC Law is proud to announce that Annabel Webb will be the 2009 Social Justice Community Scholar Visitor for the spring 2009 semester.
Annabel Webb co-founded Justice for Girls, a Vancouver organization that has worked for nearly a decade--locally, provincially, federally and internationally--to promote equality and freedom from violence for teenage girls who live in poverty. During her term at the Faculty of Law, Annabel will work on a practice guide for lawyers, judges, law students, and advocates. The book aims to contextualize girls’ conflicts with the law and provide practical advice and specific legal arguments with which to challenge inequalities and injustices faced by girls in the Canadian youth criminal justice system. Annabel will also spend her visitorship developing an interdisciplinary course on young women and the law in Canada. Annabel will also serve as a research resource person for both faculty and students. She will be visiting classes and helping with social justice projects around the school.
Established in 2008 through generous funding from the Law Foundation, the purpose of the visitorships is to bring leaders from social justice organizations that interact with the justice system to spend three to four months in residence at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.