The Faculty of Law has developed innovative and often ground-breaking programs in legal aid, prepaid legal services, community legal education, alternative dispute resolution and law in aid of development.
Windsor Law offers an amazing breadth of clinical and experiential learning opportunities. With initiatives like Community Legal Aid, Legal Assistance of Windsor and the University of Windsor Mediation Services, concepts learned in textbooks are translated into real world examples.
Our clinics, mooting program and other experiential learning courses help students develop important lawyering skills such as interviewing, counselling, mooting, drafting, negotiating, advocacy, research and problem solving.
Comunity Legal Aid provides an opportunity for law students to gain practical
experience while serving the local community in matters of landlord/tenant disputes, highway traffic matters, small claims, criminal and provincial offences and student discipline. See uwindsor.ca/cla for additional information.
Legal Assistance of Windsor offers an intensive clinical experience for upper year students. Law students work together with social work students under the supervision of lawyers and social workers to provide legal services in a poverty law clinic setting. See uwindsor.ca/legalassistancewindsor
University of Windsor Mediation Services provides free and accessible mediation services to the community and a clinical training program for law students. See http://uwindsor.ca/mediation
Northwest Territories Clerkship Program enables students to serve as a clerk tothe Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories for one term. Ontario Court of Justice Clerkships provide an opportunity for students to spend
one day each week working with judges of the Ontario Court of Justice.
Intellectual Property Law Information Network (IPLIN) brings together
students and faculty to provide public legal education and resources relating to intellectual propertyor innovation law. See http://uwindsor.ca/iplin
Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP) is the first law school project of its kind in Canada. As a student-led research initiative, the objective of LEAP is to provideconfidential research on issues surrounding police accountability and racial profiling to government, oversight agencies, community groups, human rights agencies, Universities, and police services.See http://uwindsor.ca/leap
Pro Bono Students Canada matches law student volunteers with community agencies that have a need for legal services but insufficient resources to compensate legal counsel. Law student volunteers complete research or legal projects for organizations under the supervision of a lawyer. For further information on our experiential learning options, you are encouraged to visit our website at http://uwindsor.ca/pbsc