Faculty of Law

POLIS report

Critical time for BC's new water law

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Justin Trudeau and Carla Qualtrough

Carla Qualtrough named Canada's minister of sport and persons with a disability

UVic Law alumna and Delta MP Carla Qualtrough sworn into the new Liberal cabinet.

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Murray Rankin NDP

Murray Rankin holds onto his NDP seat in Victoria

Former UVic Law professor Murray Rankin retains his Victoria NDP seat in the October 19th election.

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John Borrows Indigenous Leadership

John Borrows Appointed Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership

The Nexen Chair leads research on critical success factors among Indigenous communities across Canada at the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute at The Banff Centre.

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Aboriginal Awareness Camp

Aboriginal Awareness Camp 20th Anniversary

AbCamp celebrates 20 years of understanding.

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Indigenous Law Graduation

Admissions – Indigenous category

The Faculty of Law is helping increase the number of people of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in the legal profession.

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UVic Law professor, John Borrows, takes an open source approach to teaching. He recently posted all of his Law 340: Indigenous Lands, Rights and Governance lectures online. Professor Burrows is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law and the Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership.

Lecture 2: Governance and Canada's Indian Act
Professor John Borrows lecturing on the impact of Canada's Indian Act on indigenous governance structures September 14, 2015

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John Borrows, Canadian Research Chair for Indigenous Law

Dr. John Borrows is the Canadian Research Chair for Indigenous Law and a professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. In this video, John discusses his research on Indigenous Peoples own laws.

Jeremy Webber, Dean of Law

Jeremy Webber is a constitutional lawyer, the Dean, and a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video he explains his work on issues of cultural difference, such as Aboriginal rights. He also discusses his work on issues of politics, nationhood, and language, and the common issues with which many nations struggle.

Prof. Maneesha Deckha on Animal Law

Professor Maneesha Deckha studies animal law and is a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video she explains that the laws that we have regarding animals are outdated, and do not reflect modern cultural norms and values. She also describes her research into our lacking animal cruelty laws.

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