June 10, 2019

Law prof wins award for outstanding scholarly paper

Professor Howard Kislowicz and his co-author Senwung Luk have won the 2019 CALT Scholarly Paper Award.

To recognize the work of new scholars, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) conducts an annual competition for scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to legal literature. Any member of CALT holding an appointment (tenured, tenure-track, post-doc or sessional contract) at a faculty or department of law at a Canadian university is eligible to enter the competition within seven years of commencing the first such appointment.

Howard and Senwung's paper, "Recontextualizing Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia: Crown Land, History and Indigenous Religious Freedom," argues that this development could yield results inconsistent with the purposes of protecting religious freedom and is likely to have disproportionately onerous effects on Indigenous spiritual practices.