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Indigenous law centre becomes a reality

The National Centre for Indigenous Laws was made a reality at UVic with $13 million from the BC government, $9.1 million from the federal government and $5 million from the Law Foundation of BC.

 

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John Borrows

John Borrows Governor General's Innovation Award

Read a Q & A with John Borrows on how Indigenous laws and protocols are protecting First Nations communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Borrows Innovation Award
Rohingya refugees

Justice for the Rohingya: The role of Canada

On May 21st, 2020, a virtual roundtable of international experts, including UVic Law Dean Susan Breau and CAPI Director Victor V. Ramraj, met to discuss Canada's role in justice for the Rohingya people and the need to take immediate action.

 

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Ireh Iyioha is a UVic Law faculty member

Health Law with Ireh Iyioha

Professor Ireh Iyioha came to UVic Law because of its culture of social justice. She's the founder of a non-profit foundation and a published fiction author. Read about what drives her in the latest issue of TORCH magazine.

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Maneesha Deckha

Maneesha Deckha and Animal Law

At the forefront of a global surge in animal law programs.

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Victor Ramraj and Supriya Routh

Victor V Ramraj & Supriya Routh: Amartya Sen and Law

They are are co-editors of a new Philosophers and Law Series volume commemorating the legal contributions of renowned Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen.

Victor Ramraj and Supriya Routh
Colby Lizotte addresses JID launch audience

UVic launches world's first Indigenous law degree

JID student Colby Lizotte addresses fellow students, Elders, scholars, national and provincial leaders gathered at UVic for the launch of the new Indigenous law program on September 25, 2018. (Photo: UVic)

About the JD/JID
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Legal education at the leading edge

Join our collaborative, inclusive and accessible learning environment where small class sizes allow us to build a community and form relationships that continue throughout law school and beyond.

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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 with respect the Lekwungen 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