On October 25, Mi’kmaw university students from across the region gathered to learn from current students, alumni and faculty what it’s like to be a part of Schulich Law's Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq (IB&M) Initiative.
Entering Dalhousie as a first-year law student this fall has allowed Sabre Lee to pursue her passion for law while further deepening ties to her ancestral homeland in Mi’kma’ki — a connection that has helped pave the way for her personal success.
The Aurum Awards honour Dalhousie alumni for their achievements and celebrate their ideas, knowledge and talent that helps to shape a better world. We're proud that Schulich Law alum Heather McNeill (LLB '94) is being honoured with a 2019 Aurum Award.
The Schulich School of Law extends its congratulations to alumni Philip J. Star, QC (’81), Kathryn M. Dumke, QC (’93), Alonzo Wright (’94), George Filipovic (’02), The Honourable Justice Patrick J. Duncan (’79), and Professor Naiomi Metallic (’05) for their appointments to Judicial Advisory Committees (JACs) in Nova Scotia and the Yukon.
This year, two of our third year Indigenous students, Paige Wilson and Richard Kulesza, along with me as their coach, participated in the annual Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot. The Moot involves a multi-party negotiation with normally 7 to 8 parties represented at each table (this year four tables occurred simultaneously).
After removing their shoes, students joined upper years, faculty, and members of Dalhousie’s Law School Society (LSS) and Aboriginal Law Students' Association (DALSA) on a circle of blankets laid out the Studley Gym floor. Participants were preparing for a Blanket Exercise, an experiential learning activity designed to increase awareness of Aboriginal history in Canada.