The Law Centre
The Law Centre clinical term
As a full-time, term clinical program, The Law Centre provides students with an exceptonal educational opportunity. The program reflects the Faculty's commitment to the integration of legal theory, legal skills and community service.
The Law Centre Clinical Term Program emphasizes experiential learning. Students learn about and practise legal skills that include interviewing, fact investigation, counseling and negotiation, as well as how to conduct all aspects of a trial in the Provincial Court.
Students also participate in seminars dealing with professional responsibility, criminal law, corrections law, family law, welfare law, residential tenancy law and wills. They are expected to appear in court frequently and also conduct hearings before administrative tribunals. Students also participate in public legal education programs, outreach clinics in hospitals and correctional facilities and seminars. Seminars focus on social welfare legislation and topics of practical interest such as stress management, time management and file management.
Former Law Centre students praise the Clinical Program for providing an opportunity to gain experience in the practice of law through a structured program and a highly supportive environment. These students enjoyed being exposed to many areas of substantive and procedural law outside of a traditional classroom setting. Their Law Centre experience also made them immediately valuable to prospective law firms and thus made securing articles easier.