Indigenous Legal Studies Program

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ILSP Students. Photo credit: Allard School of Law

The primary objective of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program is to enhance Indigenous involvement in the legal profession by providing legal education relating to Indigenous issues and supporting the legal education of Indigenous students.

The Allard School of Law and its Indigenous Legal Studies Program are committed to promoting education and research about Indigenous legal issues for use by lawyers, judges and the broader community. With strong support from the faculty, staff and students associated with the Indigenous Legal Studies Program, the Faculty recruits and supports Indigenous law students, offers courses in Aboriginal and Indigenous law, conducts research, often in partnership with Indigenous peoples and nations, provides legal assistance to Indigenous peoples through its clinic in the Downtown Eastside, and generally fosters greater understanding of the place of Indigenous peoples in Canadian society and abroad.