2023 Annual Conference: The Law of Borders | Free Online Participation (For Law Students Only)

Date: October 25-27, 2023
Price per person: Free online participation for law students only
Location: Online and in Person: Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7

Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation

***This free online participation is open to full-time students only***

Topics Overview

CIAJ’s 47th Annual Conference will explore current issues related to the law of borders. It will open the door to discussion and challenge the definition of what a “border” is, including the very notion of national borders, taking into account indigenous perspectives.

For many people, moving across borders implies facing vulnerability and precarity. How can we provide better protection to migrants and refugees, extending our vision beyond individuals to include families? In a world experiencing the effects of climate change, is our legal definition of a refugee still accurate? Furthermore, economic frontiers are becoming increasingly blurred. In such a context, it is also important to address work issues from the perspective of the adequacy of protections available to migrant workers, the implications of working remotely across territories, and the challenges of studying abroad, and to join forces in creating a more just and inclusive world.

Free registration form for full-time law students only:

For in person student participation ($95
), please visit the Conference main page:

Honorary Chair

  • The Honourable Justice Mahmud Jamal, Supreme Court of Canada

Keynote Speaker

  • Her Excellency Yuliya Kovaliv, Ambassador of Ukraine, Canada


For further information, please contact the Project Manager of Multidisciplinary Programs, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855
Email: mary.plagakis@ciaj-icaj.ca