2022 Annual Conference Free Student Panel (registration required)

Date: October 28, 2022
Price per person: Free Student Panel
Location: Online

***This event is over. You can watch the videos here and access the documents here.


Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation


Every year, CIAJ includes a free panel specially designed for law students in its flagship Annual Conference. All full-time students at Canadian universities are invited to participate. Full-time students who would like to attend the whole conference from October 26-28, 2022 can register for 75$ only (see details below).

Free* Student Panel (online participation only):

PANEL SEVEN | Diversity as Reality: Experiences of Law Students and Legal Professionals
Friday, October 28, 2022 from Noon to 1:15 pm (Atlantic Time Zone)
Registration Link: https://www.imakeanonlinedonation.org/ciaj-icaj/P312STUPAN/

The registration link and more information for the whole conference on “The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law” can be found on the event page.

Description: This panel focuses on the inequity faced by women, non-binary people, the 2SLGBTQ+ community, BIPOC individuals, and those with disabilities in law school and legal practice. The legal profession is infamous for its trifecta of admissibility criteria: masculinity, whiteness, and class privilege. This antiquated idea of “professionalism” has often impeded marginalized groups’ access to legal education and practice for generations. Students and lawyers that manage to bypass this habitual gatekeeping routinely face discrimination—often taking the form of racism and sexism—in their places of work and education. A 2019 Law Society of Alberta survey of articling students and new lawyers revealed that one in three experienced these types of discrimination and harassment during recruitment, articles, or both.

Panel Chair

  • Megan Longley, K.C., Executive Director, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University


  • Chantalle Briggs, Ph.D., J.D., 1st-Year Associate, Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Dominga Robinson, Juris Doctor Candidate, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • Michelle Liu, J.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section & Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering, Centre for Law, Technology and Society and Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa


For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855
Email: mary.plagakis@ciaj-icaj.ca