Call for Posters: Student Research Poster Fair and Contest

Fact-Finding in Immigration Detention Reviews: Evidence Law meets Administrative Law

20 March 2020
Toronto Reference Library – Beeton Hall
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Have you written a paper on immigration detention, the law of evidence, or fact-finding in administrative settings? Would you like to present your work to leading scholars and practitioners in the field… and be considered for an award?

On 20 March 2020, scholars, advocates, decision-makers, and institutional actors will gather for a workshop to examine what evidence law and administrative law settings have to say to one another, using the immigration detention context as a space in which to bring these areas of the law into deeper conversation. Organized by Sean Rehaag, Benjamin Berger, Hilary Cameron Evans, and Stephanie Silverman, the animating intuition of the workshop is that these two fields — evidence and administrative law — have much to offer each other by way of both challenge and insight, and that fact-finding in immigration detention reviews is a productive lens through which to focus our reflections. Graduate students (in any discipline) and JD/LLB/BCL students conducting research in relevant fields, with an appetite to contribute to these discussions are invited to submit papers for consideration. The authors of selected papers will be invited to present a research poster to be included in a mid-day poster fair for the benefit of the workshop’s participants. The selected authors will also be welcome to attend the full workshop. Modest travel subsidies may be available for students based in Canada. Awards will be given for the top poster ($500) and runner up ($200).

To have your research considered, please submit your paper, an abstract (max 100 words) and brief bio (max 50 words) to CRS Coordinator, Michele Millard ( with the subject line “Poster Submission” by February 1, 2019. For questions, please contact Professor Benjamin Berger (

For students whose papers are selected, but who are new to research posters, many helpful resources are available online, including:

This workshop and the student research poster fair and competition is generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Harry Arthurs Collaborative Grant and the Research Intensification Fund at Osgoode Hall Law School, the Centre for Refugee Studies, and the York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law.

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