Vanessa Gurr: A closer look at First Nation rights in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Law student Vanessa Gurr, left, with staff at Industry Relations Corporation


By Karen Gross

Prof. Kent Roach - "Missing aboriginal women: More imprisonment is not the solution"

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In a commentary in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Kent Roach argues that increasing the number of people sent to prison will not reduce the number of Aboriginal women who are murdered or go missing ("Missing aboriginal women: More imprisonment is not the solution," May 27, 2014).

Read the full commentary on The Globe and Mail website, or below.

Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot celebrates 20th anniversary

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ontario’s resource riches in the northern Ring of Fire region (500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay) was the background to the recent Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the moot was hosted at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where it all started back in 1994. Law students, academics, Aboriginal elders, and lawyers working, studying and/or interested in Aboriginal law issues participated in the three-day event.

Women's Day 2014: law grads who are changing the world

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Faculty of Law celebrates International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, with a look at three graduates who made their own 'blueprint' and are inspiring change in the world with their remarkable careers: Danika Billie Littlechild, Karen Naimer and Fabia Wong.

Stories by Karen Gross

Aboriginal Law Program launches Elder-in-Residence Program

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cat Criger (left)
Cat Criger (left), with student Lindsay Borrows at the 2012 Aboriginal Law Students’ Association Fall Feast

First graduates of JD/Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

By Lisa Del Col, Aboriginal Law Program Coordinator

The Faculty of Law is pleased to highlight the work of the first four students to complete the requirements for the JD/Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies. Established in the 2012-2013 academic year, this certificate is for students who have a vocational or intellectual interest in the intersection between law and the history, politics, thought, or practices of Aboriginal Law. 

2013 Justice Conference for Aboriginal Youth was the biggest and best ever

Monday, April 1, 2013

HIgh school students participate in a mock trial as part of the 2013 Justice Conference for Aboriginal Youth


By Lisa Del Col

Full webscast of Residential Schools Settlement conference now available

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The full webcast of the conference Assessing the Indian Residential Schools Litigation & Settlement Processes is now available on this website. Each individual session has its own webcast. The conference features Chief Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations;  The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, former Supreme Court of Canada justice who led the settlement process; The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and many others involved in this historic agreement.

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