Faculty of Law

Ireh Iyioha is a UVic Law faculty member

Health Law with Ireh Iyioha

New faculty member 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.

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
Students mooting

Moot court practice

UVic Law participates in a wide range of moots and competitions throughout Canada. Practice your burgeoning legal skills in judged competitions against other law schools in exciting and instructive forums.

Law students in a classroom

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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Graduate students

Alumni Aaron Mills’ PhD work was at the forefront of the movement to restore and revitalize Indigenous systems of law, one of the central recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.

Graduate studies
Renata Colwell in front of Indigenous artwork

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Co-op education
Tsartlip First Nation Master Carver Charles W. Elliott speaking to first-year JD students

Indigenous initiatives

Respect for the land's traditional stewards has inspired us to become leaders in Indigenous legal issues. Tsartlip First Nation Master Carver Charles W. Elliott educates first-year JD students about local Indigenous history and laws.

Indigenous initiatives

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.

Join us and find your edge in UVic Law

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