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Law students invite colleagues and community members to reflect, connect, and engage with Aboriginal rights

by Chera-Lee Hickox

When: January 24th and 25th, 2014
Where: Schulich School of Law – 6061 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

K'JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) -- On January 24th and 25th, the Social Activist Law Students’ Association of Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law is hosting the 5th biennial IDEALaw Conference. The purpose of the conference is to engage with members of the community on issues at the forefront of social concern. This year’s theme is entitled “Aboriginal Rights – Reflect, Connect, Engage” and will include discussions on residential schools, Aboriginal sentencing, murdered and missing indigenous women, and the role of women in indigenous leadership. Guest speakers include Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Linda McQuaig, Judge Anne Derrick, Naiomi Metallic, and Kent Roach among others.

IDEALaw is open to the public and will be hosted at the Weldon Law Building at 6061 University Avenue in Halifax, NS. The two-day event opens on Friday, January 24 at 4pm and ends on Saturday, January 25 at 5pm. A $5 registration fee and additional donations will be collected at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more details and to pre-register please contact the organizing committee at idealaw2014@gmail.com or visit the event’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/IDEALaw2014.

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