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Constance Backhouse is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. She has published a number of books on legal history, the most recent being Carnal Crimes: Sexual Assault Law in Canada, 1900-1975 (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2008), which was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize and short-listed for the Harold Adams Innis Prize. Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), republished in French as De la couleur des lois: Une histoire juridique du racisme au Canada entre 1900 et 1950 (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010) was awarded the Joseph Brant Award. Her book Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada (Toronto: Women's Press, 1991) was awarded the Willard Hurst Prize in American Legal History. She is a co-founder of the Feminist History Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the writing and publication of a series of books on the history of second-wave Canadian feminism.

Rachel K. Bailie studied history at the University of Calgary and Trent University, earning a bachelor of arts from Trent University in 1997. After an initial career in information technology and project management, Rachel enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta in 2008, earning an LL.B. in 2011. She completed her articles of clerkship in October 2012 and is continuing her practice in Edmonton.

Christine Boyle, QC, is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Law at Allard Hall at the University of British Columbia. She is continuing her SSHRC-funded research into prosecutorial discretion, with a particular focus on child homicide.

Kim Brooks is dean of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and previously held the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation in the Faculty of Law at McGill University and appointments at Queen's University and the University of British Columbia. She teaches all areas of taxation, with particular interests in critical policy analysis, the interaction of high- and low-income country tax regimes, and other tax policy issues. A prolific SSHRC-funded scholar, she has served as president of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, managing editor/ secretary of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, co-chair of the National Steering Committee at the National Association of Women and the Law, editor of Women and Gender Law Abstracts, and chair of the Board of Directors in the National Legal Committee at the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund. [End Page 509]

Lolita Buckner-Inniss teaches in the areas of property, criminal law, comparative racism and the law, and law in literature and film. Her current major research project is a socio-legal account of slavery and the law at Princeton University. She also researches gender and the law and comparative racism. She holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. with distinction from Osgoode Hall at York University, a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an AB from Princeton University. She is currently the Elihu Root Visiting Professor of Women's Studies at Hamilton College and is the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Professor of Law in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

Karen Busby is a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba. She has worked on numerous interventions, especially in sexual violence cases, with the Women's Legal Eduction and Action Fund including its intervention in R. v J.A.

Doris Buss is associate professor of law in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. She teaches and researches in the areas of international human rights and criminal law, feminist theory, women's rights, and global social movements. Her current projects examine sexual violence and armed conflict and expertise and knowledge in the international prosecution of war crimes.

Maneesha Deckha joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria as an assistant professor in 2002, after practising at the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto and attending Columbia University, where...


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