AU PowerED, Justice Sector Constellation partner on online module

January 19, 2021
Athabasca University’s PowerED and the Justice Sector Constellation have partnered to develop an online module, Poverty and the Law: Expanding Perspectives, that introduces participants to the intersections between poverty and the legal system. The partnership saw material that was previously taught in person adapted to an online format. The module has been used by postsecondary departments and faculties, bar admission courses, and businesses looking for professional development. “Poverty is one of the main causes of this serious problem and the module […] demonstrates the connection between socio-economic and cultural factors and the failure of our legal system to address the needs of many in our society,” said Archie Zariski, Canadian Legal Systems Professor. AU (AB)