The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law thanks The Law Foundation of Ontario, which, since 1975, has provided us with more than $17M to support our programs. This helps us provide an enriched student experience through initiatives such as clinics, public interest placements, peer mentor programs and a variety of access to justice initiatives.
For example, through courses and fellowships, University of Ottawa students have hosted free law events at a local shopping mall, assisted street-involved people in defending against ‘nuisance’ ticketing, supported environmental justice seekers and international human rights advocates, and helped guide low-income community members, refugee claimants, individual tax-payers, small charities, and budding entrepreneurs through legal forms and processes.
These experiential learning opportunities are just some of the ways our students have contributed to access to justice initiatives at the law school and in the community, and funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario has been invaluable to our efforts.
We are deeply thankful for the Foundation’s support and their ongoing partnership with law schools across Ontario.
For more information: The Law Foundation of Ontario