Students at the First Year Welcoming Ceremony with Program Director Stephen Mansell (far right) and College of Law Dean Martin Phillipson (far left).

Nunavut law program to establish clinic for legal training

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) legal education program designed to increase the number of practicing lawyers in Nunavut has received $341,000 through the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program over the next two years.

The federal investment will enable USask students to engage in experiential learning opportunities in legal advocacy and will establish a legal clinic in Iqaluit where they can gain hands-on law practice experience, according to a Justice Canada news release.

The program will also provide guest lecturers on Arctic, Inuit and Circumpolar issues, and will hold programming on cultural skills, Inuktitut legal terminology, and traditional law lectures to reflect the needs and priorities of Nunavut.

"This funding will help us provide our students with new opportunities to engage actively with the legal profession, obtain hands-on practical skills, and (increase) their knowledge of Inuit Traditional Law," according to Nunavut Law Program Director Stephen Mansell.

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About the Nunavut Law Program.