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Activist Joan Jack was the first guest speaker in law professor Dr. Bryan Schwartz's new course Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, which is open to the public.

Activist Joan Jack was the first guest speaker in law professor Dr. Bryan Schwartz's new course Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, which is open to the public.

Law professor opens classroom to everyone

New course on Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law welcomes public to learn from guest speakers

Activist, Educator and Lawyer, Joan Jack [BEd/82 UM, LLB/91 UBC], was the first guest lecture of the term to Dr. Bryan Schwartz’s inaugural class on Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law. The classroom, open to the public, filled with second and third-year law students, community members and friends of Jack to hear Jack’s talk, titled, “WE ARE ALL HERE TO STAY”: Indigenous and Common Law Legal Conflicts.

Dr. Schwartz began the class by explaining the importance of Oral History in preserving evidence, culture, and its role in the legal system. “We are hoping that students can come away from this course with training in how to do Oral Histories and to work with Indigenous communities,” said Schwartz.

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