Dal launches juris doctor certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous law

February 17, 2021
Dalhousie University has launched the juris doctor certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous law. Through the specialization, students will take courses on topics such as interactions between federal and provincial laws and Indigenous people, section 35 of Canada’s Constitution, and Indigenous legal orders. The certificate program, which is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will enhance student knowledge about Indigenous people and the law. “As we tell our students, the law touches on almost virtually every area of interaction between Indigenous peoples and the state and also Indigenous peoples’ own legal orders, and so it is so key for future lawyers to realize that,” said Assistant Professor Dr Naiomi Metallic. CBC (NS)