Canadian Prison Law Conference


Canadian Prison Law Conference 
Sept. 21–23, 2018
Schulich School of Law 
Dalhousie University, Halifax

In September 2018, the Schulich School of Law, together with the Canadian Prison Lawyers Association, will host the Canadian Prison Law Conference in Halifax. The conference has multiple goals. First, it aims to bring together individuals from different areas of practice and academia with an interest in prison law to network and reflect on how best to serve an increasing and diverse prison population. Second, it aims to contribute to the training of professionals interested in this area through panels, keynotes speakers, and workshops. Third, it aims to facilitate the creation of a strong prison justice advocacy group that will continue beyond the conference, with the goal of effecting change through policy work, legal representation, and academic teaching. Fourth, the conference seeks to raise student interest in this field.

Opening keynote panelists (Friday, September 21):

The Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C.  

The Honourable Justice Anne Derrick, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

Debbie Kilroy, OAM, Executive Officer Sisters Inside Inc., Australia

The Honourable Kim Pate, Member of the Senate of Canada

Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada

Dr. Pamela Palmater, Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University

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