Rendering of outside of NCIL building.

NCIL wins prestigious architectural award

Located on Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) territory, the National Centre for Indigenous Laws (NCIL) is still under construction but its architectural design is already winning awards.


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A law student receives their degree on stage at the UVic auditorium

Honorary Doctorate for former Dean of Law

Former Dean of Law Andrew Petter will receive an honorary doctorate at the November 15th convocation ceremony.


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Freya Kodar poses in the library

Freya Kodar appointed Dean of Law

Associate Professor Freya Kodar has been appointed Dean of Law for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2023.


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Rendering of the back of the National Centre for Indigenous Laws as seen from the woods.

The National Centre for Indigenous Laws

The vision and construction of the National Centre for Indigenous Laws.

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Lawyers and students work together at the Law Centre

Impact & Advocacy: 45+ years of the Law Centre

The Law Centre offers a robust student clinical law program serving the needs of vulnerable clients in the community, and is a national model of excellence in hands-on legal education.

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$1.2 million grant to Indigenous Law Research Unit

New Indigenous law workshops and educational offerings, in-person and in-community as well as online, articling positions for Indigenous law students, an immersive model of community-based Indigenous legal education and much more will be made possible by major, multi-year funding from the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

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Law in action

UVic Law is one of Canada's leading law schools, known for the strength of our academic program, approach to experiential learning and our commitment to community engagement and social justice.

Our school has the largest number of clinical placements per student in the country, strengths across a wide range of disciplines, long-term partnerships with Indigenous communities and a deeply-held ethic of social contribution.

Located on the stunning Pacific Rim, UVic Law is rich with Indigenous and international perspectives. Our small size, collegial atmosphere, student support programs and incredible faculty attract a community of diverse, engaged and passionate students determined to make an impact.

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Territory and acknowledgements

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We invite you to read more about our Indigenous Initiatives