Larry Chartrand


Larry Chartrand
Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

Room: Fauteux Hall, FTX347 (57 Louis-Pasteur)
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Larry Chartrand


Current Research Interests

  • Aboriginal Rights
  • Metis Treaties
  • International Human Rights Law as it pertains to Indigenous peoples

B.Ed. (University of Alberta), LL.B. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.M. (Queen’s University), of the Bar of Ontario, Associate Professor

Professor Larry Chartrand has been an active faculty member in the Common Law Section since 1994, assuming the role of Associate Professor in 2007.  From 2006 to 2009, he also served as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.  He served as the Director of the Aboriginal Self-Government Program at the University of Winnipeg from 2004 to 2007.  In 1998, he served as the Métis Advisor to the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.  From 1991 to 1994, he was the Director of the Indigenous Law Program at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.

Prof. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta (1986), where he focused on elementary education and community development of Aboriginal communities.  He earned his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (1989), where he was the Division Leader for the Advocacy Division of the Community Legal Aid Services Program and a caseworker for the Criminal Division.  He earned his LL.M. from Queen’s University in 2001 with a thesis entitled, “The Political Dimensions of Aboriginal Rights.”

Prof. Chartrand’s research interests include youth criminal justice, Métis rights, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aboriginal governance and politics, residential schools, medical liability, Aboriginal health and ethics, international human rights, and Aboriginal Constitutional law.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues of Aboriginal rights, law and governance with a particular focus on Métis identity and citizenship.  He has published two books: Metis History and Experience and Residential Schools in Canada (Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2006), with co-authors Tricia E. Logan and Judy D. Daniels; and A Literature Review on Criminal Victimization Among First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples(Canada:  Research and Statistics Division, Justice Canada,  2007), with co-author Celeste McKay.

Prof. Chartrand is currently President, Adjudicator and Founding Member of the Indigenous Bar Association Scholarship Foundation.  He has served as a Research Ethics Board Member for Health Canada (2008-2009); Chair of the Law Schools Sub-Committee and Member of the Racial Equality Implementation Committee, Canadian Bar Association (2000-2003); Member of the Advisory Group on Equity and Diversity, Law Society of Upper Canada (2000-2003); and Member of the Board of Directors for the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada (2001-2002).

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