Critical Thinking and the Law

Learn more about how the Justice Education Society has revamped our well loved court visits program to embed inquiry based legal education into the program. Everyone, including youth, face legal issues in their daily lives. Being legally capable is an important life skill. Knowing your rights and responsibilities is important, but to be truly legally capable you must also have the necessary skills to resolve problems. Being able to recognize legal issues, think critically about legal problems, understand your options, and effectively advocate for your position are vital to achieve positive legal outcomes. Learn how we are helping students actively engage with the law, develop legal skills, and think critically about the role of law in their lives. 

Learn how to increase the core competencies of students through the examination of law and justice. 

Target Audience

Secondary school teachers

Sessions

Friday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room EDB 8620

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Presenters

  • Justice Education Society of BC
    Nora Bergh

    As Assistant Director of BC and Digital Programs at JES, Nora oversees program and project operations, managing staff, deliverables and budgets. She ensures project achieve measurable impact, supporting JES legal education and legal information initiatives in BC.

    As a non-practicing lawyer, Nora brings content expertise and plain language skills to help British Columbians learn about the law and our justice system, assisting them to be more able to deal with their legal issues. Nora embraces the JES mission, empowering people to access and deliver justice in BC.

    Prior to joining JES in 2016, Nora articled with Lindsay Kenney LLP, was a Research Assistant at UBC and an LSAT Instructor. She has been an active volunteer, providing legal advice to clients of Atira Women’s Resource Society, Acccess ProBono, UBC Indigenous Legal Clinic and UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Nora has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC, a Master of Science in International Business from Oxford Brookes University in Hungary and Juris Doctor degree from UBC.

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  • Dave Nolette