The CLA Practice Program awards course credits to 2nd  and 3rd year law students who will engage in work as litigators and caseworkers at CLA. As an Academic Practice Student at Community Legal Aid you will be assigned to a group, but unlike volunteers you will perform the role of both a Caseworker and Litigator on your own case load.  

Academic Credit

You may choose to enroll in one term or spread your credit commitment across two academic terms. Each credit requires students to be at the clinic for 3 hours. Part time is a minimum for 4 credits to a maximum of 7 credits (i.e., a 4 credit placement equals 12 in-clinic hours). A full time placement can be between 8 and 11 credits (i.e., an 8 credit placement equals 24 in-clinic hours). Students must complete 3 self-evaluations and review them with their supervisors, the Academic Clinic Advisor and the Executive Director. The evaluations allow students to reflect on their performance as advocates, development of professional skills and knowledge and application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The evaluations are meant to supplement the ongoing mentorship and supervisory relationship with the Review Counsel.

Responsibilities

The CLA Practice Program awards course credits to 2nd  and 3rd year law students who will engage in work as litigators and caseworkers at CLA. As an Academic Practice Student at Community Legal Aid you will be assigned to a group, but unlike volunteers you will perform the role of both a Caseworker and Litigator on your own case load. 

Qualifications

 

Students applying for an Academic Practice position must have volunteered for one term at CLA and completed or are in the process of completing Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Candidates must take the Clinic Seminar course simultaneously. This is a 3 credit course.

Selection Process

 

The online application for the 2019-2020 academic terms are now open. Apply online here: https://uwindsor.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erPxpDxuHOCH68R

 

Applications are due Monday May 13, 2019. Please contact the Clinic Professor, Jillian Rogin, with any questions via email: roginjl@uwindsor.ca