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Aboriginal Law and Advocacy Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The Aboriginal Law and Advocacy Program will prepare graduates to assist individuals and communities in the resolution of outstanding issues which do not require legal representation, but rely upon effective advocacy skills. Aboriginal-specific curriculum and a thorough analysis of the justice system will enable students to examine the contemporary context and to contemplate alternatives appropriate to Aboriginal people in Canada.
  • Practical experience
    The Internship Placement in the fourth semester provides students with opportunities to gain experience and develop work skills in Aboriginal organizations, legal clinics and firms.
  • Academic Title
    Aboriginal Law and Advocacy Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    One of the following     
    CS 021     Communication Fundamentals I     3
    or           
    CS 117     Communications Strategies     3

    GS 240     Microcomputer Applications     2
    LV 101     Euro Canadian Traditions of Law I     3
    LV 102     Indigenous Knowledge and World Views     3
    LV 103     Indigenous Autonomy and Decision Making     3
    LV 107     Euro Canadian Legislation     3
    LV 108     Research Development Skills     2
    SS 509     Ojibwe I     3
    Total     22
                
    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 031     Communications Fundamentals II ( *if required)     3
    GE 515     Indigenous Peoples and Development Issues     3
    LV 201     Euro Canadian Traditions of Law II     3
    LV 202     Aboriginal Peoples & the Aboriginal Law in Canada     3
    LV 204     Advocacy     3
    LV 205      Indigenous Peoples' Legal & Political Thought     3
    LV 208      Legal Writing/Research Skills     3
    SS 519     Ojibwe II     3
    Total     21(*24)
                
    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title      Credits

    LV 302     Indigenous Women's Issues     4
    LV 304     Aboriginal Business Law     3
    LV 307     Aboriginal Family and Community: Legal Issues     3
    LV 308     Public Law and Aboriginal Peoples     3
    LV 309     Indigenous Peoples and the Environment     4
    General Education Elective     2
    Total     19
                
    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    LV 402      Public Interest Advocacy: Advancing Community Interests     3
    LV 404     Alternative Forms of Conflict Resolution: Mediation & Negotiation in Aboriginal Communities     3
    LV 405     Children, Youth and the Justice System     3
    LV 408     Alternative Justice Systems for Indigenous Communities in the Contemporary World     3
    LV 409     Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples     3
    Total     15

    LV 407     Internship Placement (12 weeks)     14

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