Placements occur in a wide variety of law-related settings such as Indigenous communities, legal clinics, non-profit organizations, or non-governmental organizations. They will expose students to a range of competencies important for legal work for the duration of one term. Placements share an overarching commitment to, and analysis of, the operation of access to justice. Student-specific competencies aligned with the learning outcomes are developed by the student, Placement Supervisor, and Externship Director. Students are expected to develop a Learning Agreement describing these competencies and plan to meet them over the term. In addition, students complete a midterm and end-of-term evaluation.
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PBEP is open to students in their second or third year during either term. Students will reflect on the placement experience, its implications on communities’ experience of “justice” and the significance of collaboration with external parties and communities. Regular appointments will be scheduled between the student, placement supervisor and academic supervisor. An orientation, mid-term and debrief sessions will be scheduled with all students in PBEPs. Students are permitted to enroll in one PBEP per academic year.