Instructor(s): John Borrows

For graduate students, the course code is LAW7095H.

Schedule: January 25 - 27, 2019

Anishinaabe law is a part of Toronto's natural landscape. The purpose of this class is to facilitate student understanding of Anishinaabe law by learning about how law is reflected in natural features within the city. Reference to these sources of law is a vital resource for regulating behavior and resolving disputes. The class will take place over a three-day period, from Friday morning until Sunday at noon. Students will hear and work with sources of Anishinaabe Law found in traditional stories, the environment, treaties, declarations, customs, etc. The experience will occur at sites outside the law school, and beyond the university, though a classroom component will also be part of the course. The course requires a willingness to learn in an immersive setting, where weather is variable. Students will be expected to develop an appreciation and understanding of Anishinaabe teaching and learning styles during the class, though no previous experience is necessary with Indigenous communities or Indigenous legal traditions.

Students will be required to write a paper of 2500 - 3000 words. Papers must be delivered to the Records Office by 4:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019.

At a Glance

Second Term


23 JD