Law Profs Showcased in “Faces of UVic Research” Video Series

April 25, 2012

Law professors feature prominently in UVic’s new Faces of UVic Research video series, which showcases “the passion and commitment of University of Victoria researchers”.

Here’s a look at those six profs and their areas of study.

“Professor Maneesha Deckha studies animal law and is a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video she explains that the laws that we have regarding animals are outdated, and do not reflect modern cultural norms and values. She also describes her research into our lacking animal cruelty laws.”

“Prof. Gerry Ferguson studies Criminal Law and is a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video he describes his research which involves Criminal jury instruction. He writes a book for judges to guide them in a lay language description of the law while they instruct a jury. This research can help prevent jury mis-instruction, which results in costly and emotionally draining new trials.”

“Professor Hamar Foster, Q.C. studies law and legal history, and is a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video he discusses how the study of law can help us learn from the past. He also describes how his work on the history between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people can further our understanding of the issues in the courts today.”

“Prof. Bob Howell studies intellectual property and telecommunications law, and is a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video he explains intellectual property and the influence of telecommunications. Additionally he discusses the importance of respecting intellectual property rights, the importance of privacy with new technology, and the protection of both creators and users of that product.”

“Dr. Val Napoleon is the Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance, and a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video she discusses her work in social justice, education and economic development, and she explains her grounding of the research in communities. She also describes the Aboriginal Law degree program that is being developed at UVic, and explains the importance of Aboriginal law to Canada.”

“Prof. Jeremy Webber is a constitutional lawyer, Canada Research Chair in Law and Society, and a professor at the University of Victoria. In this video he explains his work on issues of cultural difference, such as Aboriginal rights. He also discusses his work on issues of politics, nationhood, and language, and the common issues which many nations struggle.”

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