Clinics at the Common Law Section
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.