The Law Foundation of Ontario grants close to $2 million annually in total to law schools in Ontario. One of the Foundation’s four statutory objects is legal education and we have provided funding to law schools in Ontario since 1975.
Granting is dedicated to access to justice initiatives and helps support the schools’ efforts to:
- Offer experiential learning opportunities for students so they can provide legal assistance to members of the community and community service organizations
- Foster diversity within the legal professions and advance the legal professions’ understanding of diversity
- Respond to the access to justice needs of the local community
- Foster law students’ commitment to lifelong learning, high ethical standards, pro bono work, and work that serves the public interest
The Peer Mentor Program offered by The University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law matches second and third year students with first year students. The mentors provide practical and emotional support, helping the new students to navigate the social and academic world of law school.
Western Law’s Community Legal Services created the Eviction Prevention Program as a direct response to students and community members coming to them in desperate situations, often facing homelessness.
Jin and Pro Bono Students Canada are on-hand to help individuals prepare their family law cases