Indigenous Legal Education Project

Project Summary

With assistance from Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG), students will participate in the creation of public legal education materials focused on areas of law most often affecting Indigenous populations. Students will research common legal issues and create three public legal education resources and one public legal education workshop to assist CLG’s Indigenous Outreach Program. These materials will be provided to Indigenous clients obtaining assistance from Calgary Legal Guidance. Research topics will include: Indian Day Schools Class Action; Wills (Urban and On-Reserve); Voting Off-Reserve; and Applying for a Pardon.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 4 students
– No prerequisites required.

Area of Law

– Criminal Law
– Wills and Estates
– Indigenous Law
– Civil Law

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Legal research and writing
– Public speaking skills

Project Type

Public Legal Education Project

Project Timeline

Each student volunteer will be responsible for developing materials for one topic.

– Meeting with Calgary Legal Guidance: October
– Project-specific training: October
– First Draft: Due November
– Second Draft: Due February
– Third Draft: Due February
– Final Materials: Due March