Patricia M. Barkaskas

Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC)& Instructor, University of British Columbia

Patricia M. Barkaskas is the Academic Director at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) and a tenure track Instructor at the Allard School of Law, at the University of British Columbia. Patricia practiced child protection, civil, criminal, family, and prison law, and produced Gladue reports for all levels of courts in British Columbia. She has worked closely with Indigenous peoples in their encounters with the justice system and worked for Residential school survivors as an historical legal researcher for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Patricia’s research focuses on clinical legal education, decolonizing and Indigenizing legal education, exploring the value of Indigenous pedagogies in legal education, experiential learning in law, and Métis law. Patricia was born in Alberta and is Métis.