Global Health Law Clinic
The Global Health Law Clinic is a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity for students interested in gaining exposure to global health law and policy issues. Students will gain experience tackling real-world global health challenges, writing for external audiences, and working with high-level leaders through providing research, analysis, and advice for United Nations agencies, national governments, and civil society organizations.
For example, in the 2015-2016 academic year, the Clinic’s projects included:
- Supporting the World Health Organization’s efforts to address antimicrobial resistance
- Working with the Canadian Red Cross to address legal hurdles faced by non-governmental organizations when responding to a pandemic like Ebola
- Collaborating with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to evaluate the political feasibility of an international agreement on antimicrobial resistance
- Working with the Government of Canada to develop global strategies for improving access to medicines
Students will work in self-directed teams of 4-5 individuals on client projects. The Clinic will include a few seminars on featured topics in international law, global health, and policy analysis to help students develop important skills. Team workshops will also provide students the opportunity to present ongoing research from their work with partner organizations, solicit feedback from peers, and brainstorm new solutions in a collaborative setting.
The Global Health Law Clinic is a one-term, six-unit course in which students must enroll in Clinic (CML3173WG). Students interested in enrolling in the Global Health Law Clinic should submit their CV, unofficial academic transcript, and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st, 2016 to be considered. More information about the Clinic is available at www.globalstrategylab.org/clinic.
uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic
The uOttawa-Ecojustice Clinic fills a major gap in Canada’s environmental capacity, by providing a long-needed public interest environmental law organization in the nation’s capital. The Clinic draws on the University’s strengths in environmental law and related fields such as economics, science and public health, and on Ecojustice’s strengths in law, policy and science. Students from law, together with ones from science and other disciplines, get hands-on experience working on environmental issues, on behalf of community and non-profit clients, under the supervision of experienced lawyers and professors.
University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic
The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic provides legal services to the community, including providing legal education, advocacy and law reform for, and on behalf of, people of low income, members of historically disadvantaged groups, and students. The Clinic provides legal education to law students in uOttawa’s Common Law Section. Law students working as caseworkers gain practical legal skills and court/tribunal experience while making a contribution to the Ottawa community.
Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
CIPPIC is based at uOttawa’s Common Law Section. It seeks to ensure balance in policy and law-making processes on issues that arise as a result of new technologies. Law students work with clinic counsel on projects and cases involving the intersection of law, technology and the public interest.