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2500 Boulevard de l'Université
Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 0A5

Critical Legal Research Laboratory

Critical approaches • Research accessibility • Collaborative projects


The CLRL’s mission is comprised of three main pillars grounded in critical theories and concrete projects aimed at exploring their content:

  • Encourage debate, reflection and research projects in law related to different critical approaches and theories.

  • Foster greater accessibility of research projects in law, rendering them less elitist and allowing all actors, whether in or outside of the legal field, to contribute to debates in legal research.

  • Create opportunities for collaboration, dialogue and creativity between researchers from all fields, as well as with other members of the community.



Though the CLRL is based at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke, its activities, associated researchers, as well as partners and collaborators are not restricted to the university. 

Active members are researchers interested in critical theories, in accessibility to academic research projects, and who believe in the value of collaboration between researchers. The term “researcher” includes professors, post-doctoral students, doctoral students or students at the master's level completing a thesis. Any person interested by the CLRL’s activities and whose research is in line with the group’s mission is welcome to become involved. If you wish to participate, do not hesitate to contact us!


The CLRL describes itself as a laboratory in the sense that a diversity of innovative, creative and original projects are tested by its participants under its auspices. The term “laboratory” is not intend to convey scientific legitimacy, but rather to illustrate this experimental approach.