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John Borrows


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John Borrows, B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), F.R.S.C., is Professor and Robina Chair in Law and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor and Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Law and Justice at the University of Victoria Law School. He is the L.G. Pathy ’56 Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies at Princeton University this year. Borrows teaches in the area of Canadian and U.S. Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law, and US Federal Indian Law. His book, Recovering Canada; The Resurgence of Indigenous Law, received the Donald Smiley Award for the best book in Canadian Political Science. He has two recent books from the University of Toronto Press: Canada's Indigenous Constitution and Drawing Out Law: A Spirit's Guide. Borrows is a recipient of an Aboriginal Achievement Award in Law and Justice, a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation, and a Fellow of the Academy of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (RSC). He is Anishinabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada.