Nunavut Law Program

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Year:
2018
Region:
Nunavut
Type:
Finalist
Theme:
Education & Learning
Category:
AIP

The Nunavut Law Program (NLP) provides a Nunavut-based professional legal education to Nunavummiut. The proposed AIP project will provide NLP students with professional hands-on learning opportunities as well as a strong foundation in Inuit traditional law through: the establishment of a legal clinic in Iqaluit for students to gain practical experience; participation in mooting (an opportunity for students to compete in a mock court of appeal); peer-mentoring; exchange programs; bursaries to support student success; and traditional law and cultural activities. This project would provide holistic and scholastic opportunities to ensure student success as well-rounded and prepared legal professionals ready to serve and increase access to justice in Nunavut.

Nominator: Sandhya Chari
Treasurer, Law Society of Nunavut
Team:
Stephen Mansell, Director, NLP and Aaju Peter, Cultural Advisor and Lecturer, NLP (Team Leaders), Martin Phillipson, Heather Heavin, Tamara Larre, Tracey Wray, Samantha Barnes, Robin Anawak, Sandra Omik, Lana Walker, Marley Dunkers, Angnakuluk Friesen, Colin Mackay, Guy D'Argencourt, Robert Comeau