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UVic Graduate Student Law & Society Research Group

UVic Graduate Student Law & Society Research Group

Recent Submissions

  • McMillan, L. Jane (2022-01-24)
    The Mi’kmaw Nation is no stranger to Canadian injustice. Donald Marshall, a Mi’kmaq man from Nova Scotia, was wrongly convicted of murder in 1971. He served 11 years of a life sentence. In 1989, a Royal Commission into his ...
  • Lindberg, Darcy (2021-11-30)
    This presentation explores the use of Cree legal processes and legal principles in the negotiations of Treaty 6. While the implementation of the treaty has under-utilized Cree law, Professor Darcy Lindberg offers pathways ...
  • Danesh, Roshan (2021-11-02)
    The presentation provides a broad overview of Baha'i law in its historical, cultural, social, religious, political, and legal contexts. This includes situating Baha'i law within processes and discourses of social change ...
  • Farahat, Omar (2021-10-26)
    Why do we study Islamic law in a time and place dominated by the laws of modern nation-states? Islamic law is a system of thought, interpretation, and enforcement that evolved over centuries based on the teachings of Prophet ...
  • Daum, Robert (2021-10-25)
    This session provides a brief overview of some key aspects of the Jewish legal tradition, including some terms and concepts, historical issues, literary genres, and major collections. Dr. Robert Daum focused on a particular ...
  • Jany, János (2021-10-20)
    The lecture focuses on the history, concepts and main issues of Zoroastrian law. We begin with a historic overview to see how Persian (tribal) law evolved into a religious law of Zoroastrianism. The second part is about ...
  • Gaon, Aviv; Ramshaw, Sara (2021-09-29)
    The future of legal thinking in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers an extensive analysis of how judges, legal professionals, scholars, and students understand law. As law is becoming increasingly digitized, it ...
  • Ramraj, Victor V.; Gebru, Aman (2021-04-09)
    In October 2020, India and South Africa proposed the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily suspend trade-related intellectual property rights to COVID-19 vaccines and technologies. The proposal aims to ensure that ...
  • Chan, Kathryn (2021-03-30)
    In this talk, Professor Kathryn Chan shared some evolving thoughts on the encounter between secular and religious legal traditions. She also shared findings from an ongoing project on the Immigration and Refugee Board’s ...
  • Johnson, Rebecca; Vallianatos, Mary Anne; Saha, Himaloya (2021-02-24)
    The candidacy exam is required of all PhD students and is taken no later than two years after a student's first registration in a PhD program at UVic. This academic requirement helps graduate programs to determine if a ...
  • Miskelly, Kenna (2021-02-24)
    Did you know that all researchers at the University of Victoria, including students, faculty, and staff, need an ethics approval or exemption to conduct research involving human participants, personal information, and ...
  • Promislow, Janna (2021-02-23)
    In this talk, Dr. Promislow addressed key questions and challenges in pursuing a transsystemic approach to research and teaching administrative law. By outlining some of the moves involved in toggling between state and ...
  • Borrows, John (2021-02-23)
    The University of Victoria follows a transsystemic method of teaching and thinking about law to educate across different legal orders, emphasize the relevance of Indigenous legal traditions to Canada, and contribute to ...
  • Gillen, Mark (2020-12-22)
    Whether one is immersed in the study of a civil law system or a common law system, a question that may arise is just what does the expression "common law" mean. This is a question I have examined in the context of teaching ...
  • Johnson, Rebecca; Rose-Redwood, Reuben (2020-12-22)
    Within the last few years, communities, groups, and institutions have striven to remove controversial names and monuments from public and private spaces. Intense debates have focused on why and how those names and monuments ...