Dear U of T Law JD students,
Please attend this information session on September 14, 2021 to learn about the volunteer opportunities available this year at the Asper Centre and the IHRP. Refer to the updated Public Interest Programs Joint Volunteer Recruitment Process guidelines for more details about how to get involved with our programs.
We look forward to meeting and working with you!
The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
The Asper Centre is devoted to advocacy, research, and education in constitutional law in Canada. The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together upper year students, faculty, and members of the bar to work on significant constitutional cases and advocacy initiatives for credit.
Students in all years can volunteer with one of the Asper Centre’s student working groups led by upper year students. Working groups prepare policy briefs, draft public legal information materials, organize workshops, and/or conduct research on current or emerging constitutional law and Charter rights issues. This year, the Asper Centre is pleased to support the following working groups: Prisoners’ Rights Handbook, Privacy Law Reform, Sex Workers’ Rights, Police Oversight and Freedom of Expression.
The International Human Rights Program
The IHRP involves law students in international human rights law advocacy, knowledge exchange, and capacity-building. IHRP working groups are student-led projects that provide experiential learning opportunities in several areas of international law. The groups are led by upper year law students and are supervised and supported by the IHRP Director and Research Associates. This year, the IHRP has 5 working groups: Women’s Human Rights Resources, Global Health and Human Rights, Cameroon Anglophone Crisis Database of Atrocities, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and the Venezuela Accountability Project.