The curriculum invites critical assessment of the role of law in society as well as the development of skills relevant to the practice of law. In addition to lectures and seminars, students are given an opportunity to develop, under supervision, some of the research, writing, and forensic skills which will prove useful in the practise of law.
In first year, students are acquainted with the various resource materials available in a law library, and they follow a program designed to develop legal research and writing techniques.
In second and third years, students participate in moot courts, fictitious trials and appeals, which provide practise in research, examination of witnesses, and courtroom argument. This advocacy training is just one element of the program at Robson Hall that contributes to the excellent reputation of our graduates.
In third year, students may choose from a range of Clinical Courses or may participate in national competitive moot competitions.
Throughout their legal studies students may serve actual legal clients through volunteer work with the University Law Centre, the Legal Help Centre, or Pro Bono Students.