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

Critical Legal Research Laboratory

Critical approaches • Research accessibility • Collaborative projects


photo : Marianne Audette-Chapdelaine

photo : Marianne Audette-Chapdelaine

The CLRL’s mission is constituted of three main pillars, which all derive from critical theories and concrete projects aimed at exploring their content:

  • Encourage debates, reflections and research projects in law related to the different critical theory approaches.
  • Foster a greater accessibility to research projects in law, in order to render them less elitist and to allow all actors, whether in or outside the legal field, to contribute to  legal research debates.
  • Create opportunities for collaboration, dialogue and creativity between researchers from all fields, as well as with other members of the community.



photo : Marianne audette-Chapdelaine

photo : Marianne audette-Chapdelaine

Even if the CLRL is based at the University of Sherbrooke’s Law Faculty, its activities, associated researchers, as well as partners and collaborators are not restricted to this university. 

Active members are researchers interested in critical theories, in accessibility to academic research projects, and who believe in the importance of valuing collaboration between researchers. The term “researcher” includes professors, post-doctoral students, doctoral students or students at the Masters level completing a research thesis. Any person interested by the CLRL’S activities, 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!


photo : Marianne Audette-chapdelaine

photo : Marianne Audette-chapdelaine

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. Therefore, the term “laboratory” does not intend to mean a greater scientific legitimacy, but rather to illustrate this experimental approach.