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Val Napoleon appointed Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance

Tue, 2011-12-06 14:49

Dr. Val Napoleon is joining the Faculty of Law in January 2012 to become its Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance.

Doctoral student wins coveted national award to research Nuu-chah-nulth legal framework

Mon, 2011-06-13 11:47

Mack. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Johnny Mack, a PhD candidate in UVic’s Graduate Program in Law and Society, is one of 14 doctoral students across Canada who has received a prestigious three-year scholarship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.
This is the second year in a row and the fourth time in six years that a UVic student has received this honour. The $180,000 award will assist Mack in investigating how traditional socio-political and legal frameworks of the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island could be reformed to better reflect the realities and issues their communities face today.

UVic Law launches new Environmental Law and Sustainability Program

Wed, 2011-03-09 10:30

Hakai Beach Institute, where UVic Law students will take courses
Hakai Beach Institute, where UVic Law students will take courses

Law students at the University of Victoria will soon be able to participate in a new Environmental Law and Sustainability Program, thanks to a $2.75-million grant from the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation. The non-profit organization is dedicated to environmental sustainability, public service, research and teaching. UVic has also signed an innovative affiliation agreement with the foundation’s Hakai Beach Institute to develop future research and learning opportunities for UVic students.

Law grad reaches out to Aboriginal youth

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Williamson.

UVic Law graduate Tara Williamson is deeply committed to helping First Nations youth overcome obstacles and strengthen their communities. The skills she developed at UVic will help her support young people through the provision of legal assistance and vital social services.

Convocation: Val Napoleon

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

A picture of Val Napoleon

Val Napoleon made UVic Law history last spring by becoming the first person to earn a PhD degree from the Graduate Program in Law and Society since it was established in 2004. Her doctoral dissertation—“Ayook: Gitksan Legal Order, Law, and Legal Theory”—has now earned her the University of Victoria’s Governor General’s Gold Medal.

Convocation: Christina Drake

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

Photo of Christina Drake
Drake. Photo: Robie Liscomb

All of UVic’s degree programs require students to hone their critical thinking skills and expand their intellectual horizons. That’s certainly the case in the Bachelor of Laws program. Over the course of three challenging and demanding years, students strive to understand highly complex legal issues and the role of law in a range of social, political, historical and economic contexts.

Webber named 2009 Trudeau Fellow

Mon, 2009-06-01 14:00

A picture of Jeremy Webber
Webber. Photo: UVic Photo Services

University of Victoria law professor Jeremy Webber has been named one of four new Trudeau Fellows by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. The prestigious academic honour recognizes his cutting-edge research into the constitutional structure of democratic governance, as well as the opportunities and challenges presented by a culturally diverse society.

Law for All—even you, Jack Sparrow

Sat, 2008-03-01 15:00

A picture of Doug Thomson et al.
L–R: Doug Thomson, Sophia Behenna, Didi Dufresne, Lina Rahman, and Jane Ho

It’s not every day that teenagers get to bring a pirate to justice, but a group of Greater Victoria high school students did exactly that last month. Fictional rapscallion Captain Jack Sparrow (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) was tried in an historic courtroom as part of an innovative outreach and mentoring program developed by law students at the University of Victoria.