Nunavut law program gets federal help for hands-on legal experience – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2019146 Views

12 August, 2019

Money will help pay for a legal clinic in Iqaluit

The Nunavut Law School has a new pot of money to help its students gain hands-on legal experience.

David Lametti, the minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, confirmed July 28 that Ottawa will provide $341,600 more through the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program over the next two years to the University of Saskatchewan, which partners with Nunavut Arctic College on offering the law program.

“It is an honour to support such a critical program that is working to meet the demand for lawyers in Nunavut. This initiative is an important part of the government’s commitment to see Nunavummiut better reflected in positions of leadership, including in our justice system,” said Lametti in a news release.

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