2017 Clawbie Nominations

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

It’s that time of year again: Clawbie Award time! The Canadian Law Blog Awards (Clawbies) were started in 2006 to emphasize Canadian law blogs in the legal community in a fun and engaging way. The rules for the nominations are simple:

 Rule No. 1: Do not nominate your own blog for a Clawbie. But Legal Sourcery would certainly appreciate a nomination from one of our loyal followers….

 Rule No. 2: Nominating a blog must happen in one of two ways:

(a) Write a post nominating up to three Canadian law blogs you currently read, with a brief explanation of why you think those blogs deserved an award in 2017.

(b) Tweet your nomination on Twitter, using the hashtag #clawbies2017

 Here are our nominations for the 2017 Clawbies:

  1. Great LEXpectations – News and Views from the Manitoba Law Library: Our friends in Manitoba recently started this blog with a name almost as clever as our own. As described on their blog, “Great LEXpectations is a play on words of the Dickens novel, Great Expectation, and lex, the latin word for law. The library for the Law Society of Manitoba and the legal profession, is called the Great Library, thus the mashup of Great LEXpectations”. Great LEXpectations contains items of interest to the legal profession in Manitoba, but we’ve also become devoted followers and recommend it to those outside Manitoba.
  2. Reconciliationsyllabus – a TRC-inspired gathering of materials for teaching law: As noted on their blog, the site is “an invitation to law professors across Canada to gather together ideas about resources and pedagogies to support recommendation #28 of the TRC Calls to Action: the call for us to rethink both what and how we teach in our schools. A recent interesting post is Thinking about “The Law of Evidence” through the Structure of Indigenous Language.
  3. ReconciliAction YEG: Created by Cree, Metis & settler law students from the University of Alberta, the blog features critical and creative reflections on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Start with their inaugural post Acknowledgment is Not Enough.


Congratulations to all the nominees!

2 thoughts on “2017 Clawbie Nominations

    Alan Kilpatrick said:
    December 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Hi Karen, Thank you. We were happy to nominate you. Good luck!


    Karen Sawatzky said:
    December 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Aw, thanks so much for the nomination! My goal is to be as successful as you.


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