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Val Napoleon named to Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars

L-R Val Napoleon, Julia Baum, Charlotte Loppie

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Ryan Beaton land claims Trudeau scholar

Tackling First Nations land claims process

Ryan Beaton is not your typical law student. His willingness to ask the big questions no one else wants to ask has contributed to him receiving a 2017 Trudeau Scholarship—one of the most prestigious awards in the country.

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The Law Centre

The Law Centre Turns 40

The Law Centre serves between 1,800 and 2,000 low income clients per year and is the longest running common-law clinical program in Canada.

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John Borrows wins national Killam Prize

John Borrows wins national Killam Prize

John Borrows is bringing about one of the quiet revolutions in our history, restoring Indigenous law to its place alongside Canadian common law.

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Val Napoleon addresses the Canadian Senate on the urgent need for Indigenous law and UVicLaw's proposed Indigenous law degree:

Val Napoleon addressing the Senate Com...
Val Napoleon, Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Justice and Governance and Director of the Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria’s Facu...
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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 In this video she explains that the laws that we have regarding animals are outdated, and do not reflect modern cultural norms and values.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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