University of Calgary Legal Services

Through the CCLF program, some UCalgary law students with knowledge of French gain valuable skills in French legal writing and advocacy, as well as an in-depth understanding of important issues surrounding language rights in Canada. Students who obtain the CCLF will help improve access to justice for French-speaking clients in Alberta and across Canada, a group that is often underserved in the legal system due to language barriers. The Legal Service of the University manages the legal affairs of the institution. For legal advice, the public may contact the Legal Aid Unit @ (403) 220-6637. University of Calgary law students have completed articling at all levels of provincial, federal and Supreme Court of Canada courts. Through a legal internship, you will gain insight into the judicial system, work directly with judges, and further develop your research, legal writing, and ability to analyze legal issues. A legal internship is enjoyed by many in the legal community and will add lasting value to your professional profile. The Calgary curriculum places the University of Calgary`s Faculty of Law at the forefront of innovation in North American legal education. Our curriculum is rigorous, relevant and more realistically combines the way we teach with the way you learn. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for future professional success.

Law school is more than lectures and late nights. It`s also about connecting with new friends, piking your interests, and building a unique three-year experience. As a law school student, you will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that help achieve these goals. Many student clubs organize networking events and offer programs that connect you with the legal industry. Others offer the opportunity to learn about a specific area of law, such as environmental law. Some, such as rugby or hockey, offer the opportunity to stay active in a social setting. Each offers the ability to personalize your experience. Student Legal Assistance offers services for various types of legal issues.

ALS student social workers can make advocacy, conduct court proceedings, and participate in dispute resolution, negotiation, and early resolution of cases for their clients. Privacy and Records Specialist, Cumming School of Medicine gefiebel@ucalgary.ca Our student clubs and university-wide resources provide a welcoming and supportive experience for our community, and our close relationships with the legal community – including Legal Leaders for Diversity and the Association of Women Lawyers, to name a few – allow you to get involved in the profession from day one at UCalgary Law and welcome you to call each other. UCalgary Law encourages applications from individuals who were on staff after university or who came to the university after their work experience. Our Juris Doctor (JD) programme prepares you for a variety of roles within the legal system, laying the foundation for the development of competent, talented, creative and sensitive professionals, and ensuring you are prepared for the rapidly changing legal market. This four-year programme combines legal and management studies and prepares graduates for positions in areas such as corporate law, commercial disputes, international law, business consulting, government services and policy, taxation, finance and accounting, and environmental management. Third-year students have the opportunity to complete an accredited law program at an international law school or civil law school in Canada. The international requirement of the upper year may be supplemented by an international exchange for an academic semester if approved by the Vice-Dean. The most logical term for the exchange is the autumn semester of the third year, when no compulsory courses are scheduled. For 3.5 years, you will develop your legal skills and ability to understand, analyze, develop and implement public policy, and you will be prepared to take on leadership positions in the public or private sector where coordinated legal and policy expertise is needed to succeed. Assistant General Counsel (Litigation, Student and Policy Appeals) melissa.morrison@ucalgary.ca There are large neighborhoods around the university where many law students live. If you come from a low-income household and can`t afford a lawyer, SLA may be able to help.

We can provide legal representation and services in various areas. To find out if the SLA can help you resolve your legal issue, please read our practice areas. The University of Calgary is committed to providing students and the community with access to quality sport and fitness facilities. An all-access membership is included in the registration fee, so students are already members! The University of Calgary`s Department of Active Living is one of the largest and most diverse recreational providers on a North American campus. Each year, more than one million students, staff and community members visit our various facilities: the largest outdoor centre in North America with climbing and bouldering walls, an athletics centre, an Olympic swimming pool, a fitness centre with a 200-metre track, the largest university racquet centre in Canada, five gymnasiums and the Olympic Oval. If so, use our confirmation of legal entity status. The Black Student Admissions Process or BSAP is an optional opportunity for applicants who identify as of Black African Descent or multiracial students who identify with their Black ancestry, giving Black applicants the space and visibility to talk about their lived experience and the obstacles they have overcome. It is designed to address the under-representation of Black students in our law school and the broader legal community and to reduce systemic barriers that lead to the under-representation of Black law students and, therefore, Black lawyers. The Cumming School of Medicine Legal Research Services (CMS Legal) team provides the legal review of research-related contracts and agreements for researchers appointed to the Cumming School of Medicine. CSM`s legal team can assist you in drafting, negotiating and executing research contracts. More information is available here.

If you have any questions about the application or the process, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (SAFA) directly at ucawards@ucalgary.ca. The university`s legal department is currently working remotely. To review and sign documents, please email tafaas@ucalgary.ca.