Department of Law and Legal Studies Projects and Initiatives

Activist in Residence Program (AiR)
The Activist in Residence project (AiR) is an initiative to host a human rights activist in the Department of Law and Legal Studies each year.  Building on our successful participation in the Scholars at Risk program, the Department determined that it would like to explore ways to provide a home base for human rights activists, particularly at-risk human rights activists, within university departments. In addition to hosting an Activist in Residence, the AIR program also interviews with human right defenders. Learn more.

Scholars at Risk Program (SAR)
For the past two decades, the international Scholars at Risk (SAR) program has been uniting at-risk academics whose safety is threatened at home with temporary research and teaching positions for academics in new countries. The Department of Law and Legal Studies joined the SAR network in 2014. Read more about this program and the inaugural Scholar at Risk hosted by our Department.

Centre for Conflict Education and Research (CCER) Note: Currently on indefinite hiatus
CCER is a focal point for practitioners, researchers, faculty and students to collaborate on activities that  advance the field of conflict prevention and resolution. The work of CCER is focused on these areas of research: professional development, conflict services, mentoring and life-long learning.

Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP)
CPEP aims to bring students and professors from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa together to identify key issues to be the focus of criminological inquiry, develop collaborative research projects, as well as plan and carry-out related public education initiatives.

Gender Equality Measurement (GEM)
The Gender Equality Measurement project is a research network that was initiated in 2011. It connects feminist scholars at Carleton University with gender equality consultants, policy makers, and civil society organizations within Canada and internationally.