Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg, Inc. (LHC), Externship

Course Number
3990
Category
Course Description

The LHC Externship Course is a 12-credit, 8-month clinical course.  Students earn 6 credits per term (fall and winter) for a total of 12 credits over both terms.  Students are expected to devote a minimum of 14 hours each week for 12 consecutive weeks in the fall term and devote an additional 14 hours each week for 12 consecutive weeks in the winter term (excluding reading weeks). It has been designed as a bridge between the academic study of law and the practice of law. LHC is a downtown legal clinic that offers legal and social service information as well as summary legal advice.  Students are required to engage in problem solving by drawing on the substantive knowledge and skills they have acquired over the course of their law studies.  Students will collaborate with others, such as students in social work, criminal justice and conflict resolution studies, whose resources, skill sets and perspectives are complementary. This interdisciplinary approach helps students to better understand and resolve challenges facing clients.

Students must attend a virtual reflective practice seminar every second Friday.

SUPERVISING LAWYERS:  Nadia Rumore and Douglas Ripley

RECOMMENDED COMPLETED COURSES:

Family Law [LAW 2640], Civil Procedure [LAW 2670]

COURSE CO-REQUISITES:

Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility [LAW 3024]

COURSE ENROLMENT: 

10 students total.  5 students will be placed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall and Wednesdays and Thursdays in the winter.  The 5 other students will be placed on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the fall and Mondays and Tuesdays in the winter.

Teaching Method

See externship handbook for more information.

Assessment

This is a Pass/Fail Course

Course Materials

Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education (3rd ed.).