If you're attending the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Toronto this week, I hope you'll join us Saturday afternoon from 2:45-4:30PM for a roundtable session. Participants include Steven Vaughan, University College London, Marc Mason, University of Westminster, Amy Salyzyn, University of Ottawa, Leandra Zarnow, University of Houston and me. Here's the description:
This roundtable reflects on contemporary and historical moments and challenges in relation to diversity and the profession, in North America and the UK. It covers ground from the women shortlisted for (but never appointed to) the US Supreme Court, to women's legal advocacy in the US and the development of feminist jurisprudence; from the interface between diversity and regulation in Canada, to the experiences of LGBT+ barristers in England & Wales, and the seeming preference of large law firms in the UK for gay lawyers over women lawyers. We use these examples and ideas as starting points for a critical debate on where we are in terms of diversity and the profession and what we can learn from the past to help inform the future.