About the Project

Learning Law in Place: An experiential learning guide for law students was created by the Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Subcommittee’s Legal Education Working Group (Working Group). The guide is intended to be one tool in the larger pedagogical mission of supporting access to justice through legal education.

The guide was written by Gemma Smyth, Associate Professor, University of Windsor, with support from the following Working Group members and an Advisory Committee, which includes membership from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. 

Working Group Members:

  • Doug Ferguson, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Western University Faculty of Law
  • LA Henry, PhD., Clinic Manager, Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic (University of New Brunswick partner), Barrister & Solicitor
  • Michele Leering, PhD. Candidate, Queen’s University, & Executive Director/Lawyer, Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
  • Brea Lowenberger, Director, CREATE Justice & Access to Justice Coordinator, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
    • Samantha Peters, and Jasmine VanSchouwen (Undergraduate JD Students)

Advisory Committee Members:

  • Patricia Barkaskas Instructor & Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, Peter A. Allard School of Law
  • Sarah Buhler, Associate Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • Rebecca Johnson, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
  • Michael Marin, Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick Law
  • Lise Rivet, Policy Counsel, Federation of Law Societies of Canada
  • Annie Rochette, Deputy Director, Professional Legal Training Course Law Society of British Columbia
  • David Wiseman, Associate Professor, uOttawa Faculty of Law

Get involved

We welcome feedback on this guide. Please contact equaljustice@cba.org at the Canadian Bar Association to provide your feedback.

Project news for the Working Group will be distributed through the Access to Justice Research Network (AJRN) listserv. Sign up for the AJRN listserv by visiting https://ajrn.org/about/.

Project News

Access To Justice In Legal Education (cba.org, May 11, 2017)

Experiential learning guide now available by Kim Covert (cba.org, Jan. 23, 2019)