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Externships

Windsor Law Externship Program

Windsor Law’s Externship Program places students in law firms, non-profits, non-government organizations, courts, and community collectives under the supervision of a licensed lawyer. Students participate in a preparatory seminar and are provided both on-site and academic supervision throughout the term. The Externship Program incorporates work-integrated and skills-based learning alongside critical reflection, self-directed personal and career planning, focus on ethical and professional practice, and engagement with access to justice in theory and practice.

Windsor Law’s Externship Program consists of two distinct but complementary portions: a seminar course titled “Learning in Place” and the placement itself entitled “Externship Placement”.  The seminar will consist of pre-placement training, ongoing support and a final placement showcase. The Externship Program includes a competitive application process, an array of placement sites, and a seminar that integrates the academic and work-based components of the program. Placements will vary from term to term. Students must enrol in both the seminar and work portions simultaneously.

* Placement available in the Fall 2020 term

 

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (Toronto)

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (Toronto)

Campigotto Law (Windsor)

*Canadian Environmental Law Association (Toronto)

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (Toronto)

*Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (Toronto)

Community Legal Assistance Sarnia (Sarnia)

Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic (Chatham)

City of Sarnia (Sarnia)

City of Windsor (Windsor)

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (Hamilton)

*Health Justice Program (Toronto)

Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO) Community Legal Clinic (Toronto)

Justice for Children & Youth (Toronto)

Legal Aid Ontario - Sarnia (Sarnia)

Legal Aid Ontario - Windsor (Windsor)

*Margaret A. Vicente (Windsor)

Mississauga Community Legal Services (Mississauga)

Six Nations of the Grand River (Ohsweken)

*SPARK LLP (Windsor)

*Unison Health and Community Services (Toronto)

University of Windsor (Windsor)

*Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic (Windsor)

*Windsor Regional Hospital (Windsor)

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) (Toronto)

 

Placements are updated on an ongoing basis. 

Applications are collected in the spring for the Fall and Winter terms, and again in August and October for any outstanding placements. 2L and 3L students may apply by submitting an online Externship Application Form. Required documents for an application include a cover letter, resume, and transcript (an unofficial transcript will suffice). Students are not guaranteed any particular placement but can rank placements in order of preference during the application process. Applications will be assessed in consultation with the Placement Supervisors.

View the Applicant Rubric.

Students must simultaneously enrol in both the seminar (5932-01) and placement (5933-01) portions of the program for a total of 6 credits (2 for the seminar, 4 for the placement).

In order to be prepared for success, please take a moment to review the documents on this page.

 

Weekly Submission of Hours

Externship Placement Student Manual

Anti-Requisite Practice Exception Form

Insurance Form

Learning Agreement

Mid-term Self-Evaluation

End-of-Term Self-Evauation

Mental Health & Wellness at Windsor Law

Travel Fund Application

 

 

A special thank you for your generous support of the Travel Fund

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Thank you for hosting a student extern from Windsor Law. In order to be prepared for success, please take a moment to review the documents on this page.

 

Please contact Prof Tess Sheldon with any questions about this placement.

Stacey Marion is the Clinical and Experiential Learning Coordinator at Windsor Law.

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