Indigenous Law Centre announces new legal curriculum

The Indigenous Law Centre (formerly the Native Law Centre) is excited to announce the launch of a new Strategic Plan which will see an expanded mandate and a renewed focus.

After existing for nearly a half-century and graduating close to 1800 students from our summer law program, our new plan includes expanded academic programming, more course offerings in Indigenous and Aboriginal law, think-tank resources to support Indigenous communities and an expanded program of research, publications and Indigenous law keeping.

As we work with our ILC advisors and university partners we will be sharing updates on our progress as we combine web courses, land-based learning and transsystemic law courses into our new design.

From the foundation of the historical Program of Legal Studies for Native People, we are retiring our traditional Summer Program curriculum. Effective May 2021, the ILC will be offering a new legal curriculum with course offerings from May through August, aimed at incoming (1L) Indigenous law students and at post-secondary students in general. Our courses will involve significant legal skills development to hone success in law school and in legal practice. All our courses will be approved by the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and may be recognized by other colleges or universities through a Letter of Permission or similar process. It is our plan that these courses will also eventually count towards a new ILC Certificate in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law.

Stay tuned to our website (https://indigenouslaw.usask.ca/) for further details, including specific course offerings and the application process for our 2021 classes.

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