Since she graduated from university at the age of 23 with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. (Hons)), Judicial Justice Susheela Joseph-Tiwary has wanted to obtain her Masters of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of London, England. About three and a half years ago, she decided she had to find the time to realize her dream, despite her day to day family and sitting responsibilities.
Over 40 years ago Provincial Court Judge Jack McGivern started a clinical criminal law program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Allard Law School.
Serving as a Provincial Court judge in the Court’s Interior Region presents many challenges, and offers many rewards.
The UBC Indigenous Legal Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is both a free community legal service and a law school course where upper year law students work in a clinical environment full time for a term. The clinic is founded on ‘experiential learning’ principles that embrace the concept of ‘learning by doing’.
Provincial Court Judges share their knowledge so often with so many groups that it would be impossible to catalogue all their teaching activities.