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Mooting and Clinical Programs

The Faculty additionally offers many experiential learning opportunities through which students may develop and hone their practical skills, such as their respective advocacy, argumentative, and lawyering abilities, and deal directly with the dynamics of the legal world. Such opportunities are available primarily via mooting and clinical work. Mooting is a compulsory compnent for first year LLB students. However, upper year students may participate, for course credit, in numerous moot competitions including the Bertha Wilson Moot, Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP Securities Law Moot, Frank M. Callaghan Memorial Moot, Gale Cup Moot, Laskin Moot, and Phillip C. Jessup international Moot.

For students wanting to experience clinical legal work, the Faculty offers four main programs including the Business Law Clinic, Criminal Law Term, Environmental Law Centre, and Law Centre. Furthermore, students interested in gaining editorial, publishing, and or article writing experience may do so by working on and/or contributing articles to the Faculty's Appeal: Review of Current Law and Reform journal.

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