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Putting Trials on Trial

Putting Trials on Trial Web BannerSexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal ProfessionWith public attention focused on Jian Ghomeshi's trial, failings of Judge Greg Lenehan and the judicial disciplinary proceedings against Justice Robin Camp, we have placed the sexual assault trial process under significant scrutiny. Join us for a presentation that evaluates the legal culture and courtroom practices prevalent in sexual assault prosecutions.

Event detailsThursday, September 26, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.

Ideas Lounge, EL1270
Riddell Library and Learning Centre

No registration required.

Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Elaine Craig will be available for book signing after the talk.

For more information about this event, please contact D. Scharie Tavcer, PhD, associate professor, Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies.

AboutDr. Elaine Craig is an Associate Professor of Law at Dalhousie University. She has researched and published extensively on sexual assault law in Canada. She is the author of Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession (2018 McGill-Queens) and Troubling Sex: Towards a Legal Theory of Sexual Integrity (2012, UBC Press). Elaine has testified before Senate and House of Commons Standing Committees on proposed law reforms to the criminal law of sexual offences and is a regular public commentator on legal responses to sexualized violence.

Funding provided by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic.