DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO: A YEAR FOR CHANGE AND INNOVATION

November 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

BFLN is pleased to announce Dean Donna E. Young as the 2020 Retreat Keynote speaker.

Donna E. Young is the inaugural dean of the Faculty of Law at Ryerson University. Her most recent position was at Albany Law School, where she was the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and a joint faculty member at the University at Albany’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her teaching and scholarship focus on law and inequality, race and gender discrimination, and academic freedom and university governance. She has taught courses in Criminal Law, Employment Law, U.S. Federal Civil Procedure, Gender and Work, and Race, Rape Culture, and Law.

Professor Young is much sought after as a speaker and has been invited to present her work at conferences and other venues in the U.S., Canada, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Hungary, France, Mexico, Portugal, and the U.K. She was a staff member at the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance, in Washington, D.C. and was a member of the AAUP’s Committee A, the preeminent national body setting standards and investigating academic freedom disputes in the United States. She has been a Fellow at Cornell Law School’s Gender, Sexuality, and Family Project, a Visiting Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Institute of Feminist Legal Studies, an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School, a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law at Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy, and a consultant to the International Development Law Organization for whom she traveled to Uganda to conduct field research on the relationship between gender inequality and law in the context of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Prior to joining the faculty at Albany Law School, Professor Young worked at Cornish Roland, a labour law firm in Toronto, at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and at the Legal Department of the City of New York, Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations. She is admitted to practice in New York State.

LSO Accreditation

The Sistahs-in-Law 2020 Virtual Retreat & Fundraiser panels are accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and contain 2 hours of Professionalism Content, as follows:

  • Black Mental Health & Trauma: Finding Yourself Outside of Work – This program contains 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content
  • Business Development During a Crisis – This program contains 45 minutes of Professionalism Content
  • Anti-Black Racism: Calling Out vs Calling In – This program contains 45 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content

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This year’s retreat will be held virtually thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ontario Bar Association.

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