Active learning is a learning process that differs from the traditional teaching process by which students passively receive information. Through active learning, students learn by doing and participating.
The University of Ottawa’s common law section appreciates the effectiveness of active learning in improving students’ law school performance and offers numerous active learning opportunities to allow students to develop practical experience through legal clinics, moot competitions, Pro Bono Students Canada, internship opportunities, mentorship programs and fellowships.
The University of Ottawa offers approximately 400 internships a year. These internships allows students to benefit from expanded curriculum options, study legal issues from a new and different perspective and create a network of contacts within the legal profession.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of active learning opportunities available to our law students.