Tamara Pearl

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin


LAW 590 - Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law

This is a survey course on Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Law. Subjects covered include issues of race and legal reasoning, legal and historical foundations of claims to Indigenous rights, treaty rights, Métis rights, Indigenous peoples and the Constitution, Indigenous claims negotiation and litigation, the Indian Act, and contemporary legal and political developments including an introduction to Indigenous law, jurisdiction and governance. The course is organized as a lecture in which a great deal of learning arises from discussion and class participation.

LAW 594 - Gladue Principles Seminar

Students in this course will develop a critical understanding of the legal, social, cultural and economic contexts for implementing Gladue principles. Topics include the relevance of individual social and historic factors, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report, restorative justice practices, and the relationship of Gladue principles to Indigenous laws, Indigenous healing and ceremonial processes. Students will learn how report authors prepare reports for Court. Guest lectures and visits to Edmonton courts will be included when possible.

LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

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