In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report with 94 “calls to action” – recommendations designed to facilitate reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous Peoples. One of these, Call to Action 28, aims to make law students – the next generation of legal professionals – aware of the damage done by the Canadian legal system, and to get them involved in reconciliation efforts. Professors Aimée Craft, Signa Daum Shanks, Angela Cameron and Anne Levesque explain how the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law has chosen to respond to this call to action.
The legal sector is changing. In this video, Professor Wolfgang Alschner explains how the uOttawa Legal Technology Lab brings together expertise from law and computer science to conduct cutting-edge research at the interface of law and technology in order to implement meaningful, technology-based solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the world of law.
The Indigenous Law Certificate Program at the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law Section offers a unique opportunity for Indigenous students to make a difference in their communities. Designed to meet the unique educational needs of Indigeneous people, this innovative program enables students to develop a thorough understanding of Indigenous legal systems and their interaction with state laws.