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Video Interview: National Supreme Courts and Legal Complexity, Featuring Kate Glover

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Kate Glover on the subject of national supreme courts and legal complexity, with a particular focus on Canada in comparative perspective.

In the interview, we discuss why and how supreme courts matter, whether conventional approaches to the study of supreme courts sufficiently account for legal complexity, and what kinds of new questions can help us more fully understand the role of national supreme courts in their legally pluralistic contexts. Along the way, we discuss the history, function and future of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kate Glover is a doctoral candidate in law at McGill University. A former law clerk for Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada, she has held the O’Brien Fellowship in Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and now holds a Vanier Scholarship. She recently served as junior counsel for the amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Senate Reform Reference. She holds degrees from McGill, Cambridge and Dalhousie. In January 2015, she will begin a research fellowship at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

The full interview runs 49 minutes, and is available here.


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