NL, USask, FNMI groups partner to send Indigenous students to law school

June 13, 2018

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the University of Saskatchewan, and Indigenous governments and organizations are partnering to help send Indigenous students to law school.  USask will reserve two seats in the law program for NL Indigenous students from NL, and the provincial government will allocate and fund two articling position with the Department of Justice and Public Safety for those students upon graduation. “Members of Indigenous groups are currently underrepresented in legal professions,” said Andrew Parsons Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General. “We aim to change that here in this province by breaking down social and economic barriers some members of Indigenous groups face in pursuing legal education. This partnership will improve Indigenous representation in the legal system in Newfoundland and Labrador and ensure better access to justice for everyone.” Nation Talk