Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 28: Justice (25-42)

Université du Québec à Montréal Faculty of Political Science and Law

March 19, 2024

The program offers fundamental training in law that gives access to the profession of lawyer or notary, taking into account the conditions set by professional orders. It gives future jurists the tools to defend and promote the rights of individuals and groups, such as trade unions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Particular attention is paid to the phenomenon of globalization in the legal field, so that graduates can work in accordance with international standards and forums in both domestic and international law.

The first year is devoted to studying the major areas of law (criminal, constitutional, international, etc.). This general training continues in the second year, during which students can take a series of complementary courses. The third year is devoted to synthesis and critical approach courses, which are unique to UQAM.

Faculty of Law Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

The Faculty of Law does not make any explicit commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Call to Action # 28

We call upon law schools in Canada to require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and antiracism.

Mandatory Course: None (0)

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Faculty of Law Commitment to Call to Action # 27: 0 out of 5 = 0%

1The history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools
No. No mandatory course
2The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
No. No mandatory course
3Treaties and Aboriginal rights
No. No mandatory course
4Indigenous law
No. No mandatory course
5Aboriginal–Crown Relations
No. No mandatory course

Land Acknowledgement 

There is no land acknowledgement on the Faculty’s page, but one is located on this part of UQAM’s website:

Étudiantes et étudiants autochtones | Portail étudiant (

Kuei, Kwey, Kwei, Kwe, Kwaï, Qey, Wachiya, Waachiya, Shé:kon, Ullaakkut, Ai, Bonjour!

Welcome to UQAM!

The lands on which we stand are part of an ancestral territory that has long served as a place for life, encounters and exchanges between indigenous peoples, notably the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation. We honor, respect and recognize these nations, who have never ceded their rights or sovereign authority over the lands and waters on which we gather today*.

Territorial Recognition from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Contemporary Indigenous Claims

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Rédacteur en chef: Douglas Sinclair, Éditeur, Indigenous Watchdog
Chercheur Principal: Julia Dubé