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Learn how to apply to the Clinic!

Learn how to apply!

Positions Available

Students may apply to more than one option, using the same form:

  1. Summer employment from May to August (16 weeks), and mandatory enrolment in the Advanced Clinic Course - 6 credits from September to April
  2. Introductory Legal Aid Clinic Course - 6 credits from September to April
  3. Introductory Legal Aid Clinic Course - Joint Placement Program - 6 credits from September to April

Who can apply?

  • Students entering their second or third year of common law, including the Programme de droit canadien, JD-MA, JD-MBA, JD-BSocSc, JD-BCom, JD-Canadian/American.
  • National Program students (i.e. students with a civil law degree who are enrolled in the common law program, JD/LLL) 
  • As an equal opportunity employer, the Clinic will consider requests for accommodation.

What MUST be included in your application?

For your application to be considered, you must include the following documents:

  • The Summer Employment and/or Course Application Form ;
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • A cover letter; and
  • Your unofficial up to date law school grade report (including your final and interim grades).

How to submit your application?

All correspondence should be addressed to the Hiring Committee and submitted via email:

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic
538-540 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

E-mail: [email protected]

When to submit your application?

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 18, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. (ET)

 Applicants should note that:

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • We will only contact those students who receive an interview.
  • Due to the high number of applications, the Clinic will not provide any feedback about applications or interviews. 
What are the important RECRUITMENT DATES?
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 to Friday, February 9, 2024Clinic will contact students for summer employment interviews
Monday, February 12, 2024 to Friday February 16, 2024Interview Period
Monday, February 19, 2024 - Family DayNo interviews
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 to Friday, February 23, 2024Interview Period
Monday, February 26, 2024 to Tuesday, February 27. 2024Second Interview Period
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)Communication of Offers for 2024 student summer employment

Registration information

Once the student selection process for the summer employment and/or for the course is completed, students will receive information regarding registration.