New book addresses Indigenous over-incarceration

Dr. David Milward’s new book, Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice: A Search for Ways Forward, addresses the crisis of Indigenous over-incarceration in Canada’s criminal justice system

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National Centre for Indigenous Laws

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Convocation hood design honours Coast Salish culture

Designed by Coash Salish artist Dylan Thomas, the new hood symbolises legal transformation and will be worn by JD/JID graduates.

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Class of 1981 celebrates 40 years

Class of 1981 celebrates 40+ years

On Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2022 alumni from the class of 1981 gathered for their 40th anniversary reunion.

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Celebrating the first cohort of the JD/JID program

Four years ago, UVic launched the world’s first law degree to combine the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws. This spring, students in the inaugural class of this historic program are preparing to cross the stage to receive their degrees.

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Ted L. McDorman retires after 37 years with UVic Law

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2022 Law School Gold Medalist: Kelty McKerracher

McKerracher is the 2022 recipient of the Law Society of B.C.’s Gold Medal at UVic Law, presented to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average in either the JD or the JD/JID program.

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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