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UVic Law ranked No. 2 in Corporate Knights survey
By Thomas Winterhoff
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law has been recognized by "Corporate Knights" magazine for its commitment to environmental law and sustainability issues. In the publication's latest annual survey (released in June), UVic Law was ranked No. 2 on the magazine's Top-10 list of Canadian law programs -- just behind the University of Toronto.
Corporate Knights magazine focuses on corporate responsibility and it regularly conducts surveys of Canadian law, business and engineering schools to judge how well they integrate sustainability issues into their educational programs. The magazine also ranks architecture, urban planning, public policy and journalism schools.
One of the reasons cited for UVic Law's high rating was its recent introduction of an intensive stream program in environmental law. The article accompanying the survey results also referred to the Faculty's efforts to address issues in its standard curriculum that involve social justice, environmental protection, conservation and First Nations concerns.
The survey results are available online at: http://www.corporateknights.ca/special-reports/68-knight-school-guide/166-knight-schools-2008.html