Peter A Allard School of Law

Clinics and Externships

Clinic programs offer opportunities for students to learn practical skills and problem solve in a supervised environment, provide access to justice, and directly engage with clients and members of the legal profession. In addition, clinical programs offer students an opportunity to develop professional skills such as file management, document drafting, interview techniques, evidence analysis, legal research and writing, and advocating for clients before courts and tribunals. Participating in a clinic during these unprecedented times is a great way to expand on your professional skills and demonstrate your adaptability to potential employers.

Please note: Application information and deadlines will be updated in February 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year.

2020/21 (Archived) Clinic Application Information

Students applying to a 2020/2021 Clinic must do the following (for students applying to Rise Women’s Legal Clinic – please refer to the additional instructions further down the page):

1.  Send an email application to the clinic supervisor for all clinic opportunities you are interested in for the 2020/2021 academic year. This email must include a resume (maximum 2 pages), a scanned copy of your official or unofficial Allard Law transcript, and a statement of interest (1 page maximum); 

AND  

2.  Complete the Mandatory Experiential Application Online Survey, which collects personal information about you, asks you to rank each clinic by your preference based on clinic and term, and asks you to confirm if you have completed pre-requisite courses. Complete the survey only once; do not complete a survey for each clinic to which you apply. Only rank the four available clinics as outlined above.

3. If you are applying for Rise Women’s Legal Centre, in addition to the above, please complete a Rise Student Questionnaire (in lieu of a statement of interest).


The following rules apply for students who commenced law school in September 2016 or later:

  • Students are limited to 20 credits of clinical, competitive mooting, and Law Review credit (the credits allocated to each clinic are noted below).
  • Students are not permitted to take more than two clinical programs in the course of their JD degree.

Please note that credit will be granted for only one of LAW 488 (Indigenous Community Legal Clinic), LAW 490 (Criminal Clinic), and LAW 491 (LSLAP).  You can review a summary of Allard Law’s degree requirements here.
 
Questions about the clinic/externship application process can be directed to Chiara Woods, Manager, Student Experience.

 

CLINIC/EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

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