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University of Victoria to offer Indigenous law degree

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:24 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

In a worldwide first, the University of Victoria is now offering a degree in the study of Indigenous law.

Students who begin the four-year program in September will be working toward two separate degrees: a juris doctor (JD) in Canadian common law and a juris Indigenarum doctor (or JID) in Indigenous legal orders.

Val Napoleon, law foundation chair in Aboriginal justice and governanceVal Napoleon, the law foundation chair in Aboriginal justice and governance, and one of the co-founders of the program (along with John Borrows, Canada...