This course, available for current upper year JD candidates at the Faculty of Law only, explores substantive and procedural issues arising in advocating for constitutional rights through seminars and experiential learning. Students will be exposed to skills-building seminars and case work and explore some of the legal, procedural, strategic, ethical and theoretical dimensions of issues that arise in cases and other forms of legal advocacy. The program challenges students to examine issues in significant constitutional cases and advocacy initiatives in a critical way, while at the same time allowing them to develop the professional and ethical literacy which is essential to the practice of law. Through their clinical work, written reflections, and weekly seminars, students will test relationships between constitutional principles and the practical realities of the advocacy process, and develop a conceptual and empirical understanding of constitutional lawyering.
To register for the course, you must email a 1 page statement of interest to Cheryl Milne, email@example.com by Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00 am.
Applications will still be accepted after this date, but priority will be given to any applications received by June 28 at 10 am.