Co-founded in 2014 by four scholars of the Faculty of Law at the Université de Sherbrooke (Sophie Audette-Chapdelaine, Hélène Mayrand, Nicholas Thiffault and Sabrina Tremblay-Huet), the Laboratory’s mission is to encourage projects related to critical theories, to promote access to research and to create spaces encouraging collaboration, dialogue and creativity in the world of research and beyond.
To learn more about what we do each year, please consult our detailed Annual Reports.
What do we mean by "critical" ?
Generally speaking, critical legal theories seek to expose the power relations within law, in all their forms. (Learn more...)
Questions of interest
Governance and ethics
The CLRL’s governance and structure are intended to be officially flexible, horizontal and collaborative. All our members are considered as colleagues and we make a conscious effort to avoid creating a hierarchy between them (for example between professor and student researchers), as well as to maintain a simple and flexible way of operating. Furthermore, our goal is for the activities of the CLRL to be the most ethical, transparent and accessible possible. (Learn more...)
In the media
- « Colloque Terre à Terre : environnement et approches critiques du droit », Paroles de droit, vol. 8, no. 2, summer 2016, Law Faculty, Sherbrooke University, p. 12
- David Jobin, « Cocktail de lancement du LRCD : Les chercheurs trouvent d’autres chercheurs », Sherbrooke University, February 16th 2015.
- Agnès Rosignol, « Des nouvelles de l'Université de Sherbrooke », Droit-inc, March 12th 2015.