Dal Law introduces mandatory course on African Nova Scotian legal history, CRT

Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law has introduced a new course on African Nova Scotian Legal History & Issues and Critical Race Theory (ANS/CRT). The course, which will be mandatory for first-year law students, covers the law’s role in creating and redressing anti-Black racism, how critical race theory and practice can help to dismantle racial inequity, and how to be more culturally competent in their practice as lawyers. “The law reflects and recreates racialized hierarchies in this country — from colonization and slavery to the present day,” said Dal Assistant Professor Maria Dugas. “A contextual and historical analysis of the law is necessary not only to understand its racial implications, but also to advocate for positive change.” Dal Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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