Sarah Morales

Sarah Morales
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law

On leave until 06/30/22


JD – University of Victoria, LLM – University of Arizona, PhD – University of Victoria, PostDoc - University of Illinois

Area of expertise

Aboriginal law, Indigenous legal traditions and international human rights.

Sarah Morales, JD (UVic), LLM (University of Arizona), PhD (UVic), PostDoc (Illinois) is Coast Salish and a member of Cowichan Tribes. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, where she taught torts, Aboriginal law, Indigenous legal traditions and international human rights with a focus on Indigenous peoples. 

Sarah’s research centres on Indigenous legal traditions, specifically the traditions of the Coast Salish people, Aboriginal law and human rights.  She has been active with Indigenous nations and NGOs across Canada in nation building, inherent rights recognition and international human rights law.  In 2018-19, she will be teaching Legal Process and Torts in the JD stream, and responsible too for coordinating the special supplement to Legal Process for JD/JID students. She will also be developing two JID-specific courses for the second year of the program.