Ruth Thompson

Ruth Thompson
Director, Program of Legal Studies for Native People

Room Number: 160.4 Law
Phone Number: 306-966-6190
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Ruth Thompson has been involved with the Program of Legal Studies for Native People (PLSNP), in both teaching and administrative roles, since 1982.  Between 1985 and 1989 she developed a skills-based curriculum for the PLSNP which had a significant impact on its success rate.  She revised the PLSNP’s substantive course content in 1993-94 to encourage law schools to give students credit for the PLSNP.She has taught international law, Aboriginal law and legal writing at the U of S College of Law and has also been involved in its academic support program.  She currently team-teaches a course in international and comparative Indigenous rights with professors from universities in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand.  She supervises graduate students in Aboriginal and international law.