National Association of Women and the Law

Promoting Canadian women’s equality through action, legal research and education.

  • NAWL Responds to Trinity Western University’s School of Law Proposal

    In a letter addressed to the Canadian Federation of Law Societies, NAWL expresses its grave concern regarding Trinity Western University’s proposal to open a new law school.  Trinity Western’s University’s requirement that students and staff sign a “community covenant agreement” is discriminatory.

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  • A Sad Farewell

    The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) notes with great sadness the death of our dear friend and colleague Alison Dewar.

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  • New SCC decision on economic rights in the family

    On January 25th, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that not extending spousal support and the division of property upon relationship breakdown to common-law couples, or de facto spouses, is constitutional.

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  • Economic Rights within the Family Project

    With funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario NAWL has developed A Women’s Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario. This online tool responds to the need of young women to know more about their economic rights when entering and leaving common law relationships or marriages and [...]

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