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Conferences

Law and the "sharing economy": Regulating market-based online platforms

Conference, january 19th 2017, Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec, Montréal

New websites and mobile applications that let individuals exchange rentals or services are changing how people locate short term accommodation, get from place to place in the city, and carry out other activities that have often been heavily regulated. As a result, some of these platforms (such as Airbnb and Uber) have come into sharp conflict with regulators over issues such as safety, taxation, working conditions, privacy, discrimination, and even ensuring the availability of affordable housing. Regulators are struggling to come to terms with this new reality. How should they respond? How should the law distinguish between commercial and personal activity? Should regulation be aimed at the platforms or at those who use them?

 

Down to Earth: Critical Legal Approaches and the Environment

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016, JUNE 13-14, LAW FACULTY, sherbrooke university

This event gathered amazing speakers from diverse backgrounds: international experts, academics, students and a variety of community stakeholders from legal and environmental backgrounds. (Learn more)

 

From the Normativity of Knowledge to the Knowledge of Normativity

annual conference 2015, may 22nd, law faculty, sherbrooke university

The inaugural conference of the Critical Legal Research Laboratory (CLRL) explored the convergence between education and normativity. Education is understood to include an interest for exploring knowledge in the broadest sense: both knowledge circulating within formal educative institutions and knowledge situated outside of them are explored. Normativity is also understood in a broad sense and includes both official state laws as well as any other social rules. In this context, we were interested in exploring the meeting of knowledge and norms as reified frameworks, contents, contexts and possibles. (Learn more)