Dr. Jula Hughes is the Dean of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is the sole Northern Ontario law school and it focuses on three special mandates in Indigenous & Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources & Environmental Law, and small town, solo and rural practice. Dean Hughes is the recipient of multiple research grants, has published extensively in Canadian and international journals, has contributed chapters to various selections of essays and is a regular speaker at international, national and regional conferences. Her research focuses on judicial ethics, particularly the law and practice of judicial disqualification, criminal law, particularly the application of criminal law to marginalized populations, and Aboriginal law, particularly the legal recognition of and provision of services to off-reserve and non-status Indigenous People.
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