What’s New in Law? (Spring Term)


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Law of the Feast Hall, Law of the Courts: Teaching Indigenous Law

Jeremy Webber, FRSC, Faculty of Law, UVic

Friday, Jan. 17: 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Jeremy Webber is Professor of Law at the University of Victoria. He has written widely in constitutional law, Indigenous rights, federalism, cultural diversity, and constitutional theory in Canada and in relation to other countries (especially Australia). He is the author of Reimagining Canada: Language, Culture, Community and the Canadian Constitution (1994), The Constitution of Canada: A Contextual Analysis (2015), and Las gramáticas de la ley: Derecho, pluralismo y justicia (2017).

Professor Webber was UVic’s Dean of Law from 2013 to 2018. He held the Canada Research Chair in Law and Society at UVic from 2002 to 2014, when he surrendered the chair to serve as Dean of Law. Prior to joining UVic, he was Dean of Law at the University of Sydney, Australia (1998-2002) and Professor of Law at McGill University (1987-1998). He was appointed a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation in 2009 and a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2016.

On Gaia Democracy: Seeing Ourselves as Citizens of the Living Earth

James Tully, FRSC, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Law, and Philosophy, UVic

Friday, April 24: 12:30 to 1:45 pm

James Tully, FRSC, Trudeau Fellow emeritus and Killam Fellow emeritus, is emeritus distinguished professor of Political Science, Law, and Philosophy at the University of Victoria. He also taught at McGill University and the University of Toronto. His books include Strange Multiplicity: Constitutionalism in an Age of Diversity, Public Philosophy in a New Key: 2 volumes and On Global Citizenship. He is editor of The Power of Nonviolence and a co-editor of Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings

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