The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law will be offering two courses on cannabis law this fall — the first Canada, offered in both French and English.
Megan Wallace of Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP will be co-instructing the English course in January with Joël DuBois, a partner at the same firm. Diane Labelle, who is general counsel at Health Canada Legal Services, will teach the French version in the fall. Wallace says it’s important for any law student consider learning about cannabis law because it touches on a wide breadth of legal areas, including business law, human rights, impaired driving laws, and more.
“If you’re a business law lawyer you have some files on the topic, if you’re an employment law lawyer you have some files that deal with the topic,” says Wallace. “So I think it will impact most people’s practices in some way.”