Law students should be obliged to learn about Aboriginal law, says federation

Law students in Canada could soon be obliged to learn about the rights of Aboriginal peoples.

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Law students in Canada could soon be obliged to learn about the rights of Aboriginal peoples.

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is behind a push to have all new lawyers trained in Aboriginal rights.

Larry Chartrand is head of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada.

He says it’s important for all lawyer to have some background on Aboriginal legal precedent.

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