SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CANADA: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CANADA Law Legal Practice and Women s Activism A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law legal practice and activism in Canada

  • Title: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CANADA: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism
  • Author: Elizabeth A. Sheehy
  • ISBN: 9780776630441
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada.

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    • Elizabeth A. Sheehy

      Elizabeth Sheehy holds an LL.B Osgoode 1981 , an LL.M Columbia 1984 , and an LL.D Honoris causa Law Society of Upper Canada 2005 She started teaching at the University of Ottawa in 1984 and has been a Full Professor since 1995 She currently holds the Shirley Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession 2013 15 and previously held the Chair when it was first established 2002 04 She is also Chair of the Examinations Committee and a Member of the School of Graduate Studies since 1990.Professor Sheehy teaches Criminal Law and Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Sexual Assault Law, and Defending Battered Women on Trial at the University of Ottawa She has been a Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, Sydney University, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Law, and the University of Auckland, Faculty of Law She has also participated in various educational programs for the Canadian Judicial Institute on topics such as sexual assault, wife assault, and women and girls in the justice system In 1999 Professor Sheehy received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Common Law Students Society at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.Professor Sheehy has been a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1987 She was co counsel for the Women s Legal Education and Action Fund LEAF in its intervention in R v JA advance consent to sexual assault 2011 SCC 28 and participated on the legal subcommittee for the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies CAEFS and LEAF in R v Ryan 2013 SCC 3 , R v NS the niqab case 2012 SCC 72 and R v Ewanchuk implied consent and sexual assault SCC 1999 She has participated in legal work on the Jane Doe litigation ONCJ 1998 and the legal intervention by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women s Shelter in the Bonnie Mooney litigation against the AG of BC BCCA 2004 She has also presented legal briefs before governmental committees, for example on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law with respect to Bill B 72, Extreme Intoxication Most recently in 2009 she appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Justice and Constitutional Affairs regarding Bill C 15 Mandatory Minimum Sentences see Publications below.Professor Sheehy is involved in many other law reform activities around equality rights and social justice issues she has worked in a consultative capacity with the Department of Justice on the reform of criminal law Preliminary Inquiries, Provocation, Self Defence, Extreme Intoxication, Disclosure of Women s Confidential Records , with the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies on Judge Lynn Ratushny s Self Defence Review, through the Policy Implementation Assistance Program CIDA and the Social Affairs Committee of the Vietnam National Assembly on its Gender Equality Law, with the African Canadian Legal Clinic on its intervention in R v Golden strip searches SCC 2001 and R v Nur challenge to mandatory minimum sentences 2011 ONSC 4874 , with The Equality Effect on its women s rights project aimed at criminalizing marital rape in three African countries In 2009 she convened the first national conference in Canada on sexual assault law, entitled Sexual Assault Law, Practice and Activism in a Post Jane Doe Era, featuring 70 speakers from across Canada as well as New Zealand, South Africa, and Israel With Jane Doe the litigant in Jane Doe v Metropolitan Toronto Commissioners of Police 1998 , 39 O.R 3d 487 Ct as Conference Co Ordinator, they fund raised and launched a sold out conference March 6th and 7th 2009, attended by over 350 law students, activists, professors and lawyers The event was opened by Justice Claire L Heureux Dub , cheered on by multiple standing ovations, and closed by a slide show tribute to Jane Doe and her work Over 50 papers arising from this event are forthcoming in thre

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