Faculty of Law

Tsawout ethnobotanist John Bradley Williams

Federal budget supports Indigenous law building

The March 19th federal budget provides $9.1 million to help build a national centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at UVic.

Gov supports Indigenous law building
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)

UVic Launches Indigenous law degree
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.

Renata Colwell in front of Indigenous artwork

Get hands-on experience

Co-op education
Rachel Sproule in the Law Library reading

JD program

Our JD students can tailor their program to suit their personal interests. Rachel Sproule volunteers with an organization that provides pro bono legal services to marginalized individuals.

JD students
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
Aaron Mills standing in front of trees with an award

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
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 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