By Course

This page lists specific recommendations for reconciliation curriculum reform for each course taught in law school. It is not exhaustive so please comment with other suggestions.

All Courses

 Intersocietal Competency

Art in the Law School Classroom

Business Associations / Tax

Constitutional Law

Contract Law

Criminal Law

Environmental Law

  • Introduction and overview of Aboriginal and treaty rights, including:
    • an overview of the history of the Crown-Aboriginal relationship since the Royal Proclamation, with reference to accounts set out in the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
    • an overview of the primary Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence defining Aboriginal and treaty rights
  • Consideration of the duty to consult and accommodate, including:
    • origins, main principles, authoritative case law and recent developments
  • Introduction to Indigenous environmental laws:
    • students will be introduced to Indigenous legal systems respecting the sustainable use of resources, with a strong preference for members of local Aboriginal communities to guest lecture
  • In addition to this focused discussion (approx. 2-3 lectures), the relationship between environmental and Aboriginal law and policy can and should be highlighted throughout the course.
  • Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water by Lindsay Borrows


Family Law


Indigenous Legal Traditions


  • Explore the concept of “consultation” and how that reconciles with governance

Oil/Gas/Energy Law

  • Include a section on Aboriginal title and the duty to consult

Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Property Law


Research and Research Methods


Sexual Identities and the Law

Tort Law

Teaching the TRC

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