The Legal Aid Manitoba University Law Clinic, also known as the University Law Centre or ULC is located in Room 101 (the basement stairwell). It provides students with an opportunity to get hands on experience doing real legal work. It also exposes volunteers to the realities that many of our community’s most disenfranchised individuals face when they are charged with a criminal offence. Students are supervised by practicing lawyers and are assigned real criminal law files. They meet with clients, conduct intake interviews, negotiate with Crown Prosecutors, set court dates and conduct their own trials.
This volunteering opportunity is available to second and third year students. However, it is never too early to get acquainted with the program by introducing yourself to the office staff and meeting some of the current student supervisors. These students will be more than happy to spend some time telling you why this is quite possibly the best, most transformative and most comprehensive volunteer experience you will take part in during your time at Robson Hall.
Contact: – Student Supervisors