UNB law professor to present 2017 Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law

“Canada and International Human Rights Law at 150: A Journey in Three Parts”
Monday, October 16, 2017
Professor Anne Warner La Forest, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law

Professor Anne Warner La Forest, of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, will present the 2017 Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on Friday, October 20, at 1:30 p.m., at The Guild, 111 Queen St., Charlottetown. Her presentation is entitled “Canada and International Human Rights Law at 150: A Journey in Three Parts.”

Beginning with the period preceding the Labour Conventions Case of 1937, Professor La Forest will explore and reflect upon three progressive moments in Canada’s relationship with international human rights law and considers how that past will continue to shape the future.

Professor La Forest (LLB, UNB, 1984; LLM, Cantab, 1985) joined the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University in 1991 after working in private practice with the firm of Fraser & Beatty in Toronto for several years.
From 1996–2004, she was dean of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law. During the 2001–2002 academic year, she was a Visiting Fellow in the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, and during the 2004–2005 academic year, she was the Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the Department of Justice in Ottawa.

Professor La Forest teaches in the areas of property law, international law and international human rights law, comparative law, commercial law, conflict of laws, and feminist jurisprudence. In 1995, she received the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association and Law Students' Society Teaching Award.

She has acted as a graduate supervisor primarily in the areas of human rights, health law, and international law. She has written in many different areas including property, extradition law, international law, and labour and employment law. She is the author of La Forest's Extradition to and From Canada, 3rd edition, 1991, and Anger & Honsberger's Real Property Law, a two-volume text.

Professor La Forest is a member of the bars of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario; has extensive experience as an arbitrator; and has acted as a consultant on matters relating to human rights, employment, property, and extradition law. She has been a member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Tribunal, the Council of the SSHRC and chair of its Fellowships Committee, the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, and the Patented Medicines Pricing Review Board. She was appointed a member of the New Brunswick Securities Commission in 2004 and was the lead member until 2013. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

Co-sponsored by the University of Prince Edward Island and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law honours Thane A. Campbell, Rhodes Scholar, former premier of Prince Edward Island, and first chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited. For information, please contact Jane McKay, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean of Arts, UPEI, jmckay@upei.ca, (902) 566-0307.

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