The Faculty of Law has many special programs, affiliated centres and legal clinics that explore contemporary legal issues and offer students exciting opportunities to expand their legal education.

Clinics and Public Interest Programs

Public service plays an essential role in every student’s legal education. An outstanding educational institution is also a socially responsible institution, and our school’s engagement with our local community and with the wider world is a critical component of our teaching and research.

ItemLegal clinics
Our legal clinics offer assistance to members of the community who are in need of legal assistance but lack sufficient financial means.
Susidiary itemDowntown Legal Services
Susidiary itemAdvocates for Injured Workers
Susidiary itemThe Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
Susidiary itemInternational Human Rights Clinic
Susidiary itemHealth Equity and Law Clinic
Susidiary itemConstitutional Advocacy Clinic
ItemPro Bono Students Canada
Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) pairs legal students with public interest organizations, government agencies, and lawyers doing pro bono work across Canada.
ItemInternational Human Rights Program
The International Human Rights Program mobilizes law students and lawyers to work towards improving human rights around the world.
ItemLAWS (Law in Action Within Schools)
LAWS is a law and justice-themed high school program that brings high school students together with law students and faculty to help the high school students achieve their full potential. 
ItemWomen's Human Rights Resources
Women's Human Rights Resources brings together materials on women’s rights and makes them easily accessible worldwide.

Centres and Institutes

The Faculty of Law hosts a number of Centres and Institutes which bring together strategic partners in order to pursue research and disseminate knowledge about important contemporary issues.

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights plays a vital role in articulating Canada's constitutional vision to the broader world.  The Centre is devoted to research and education in the area of constitutional rights in Canada.  The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together students, faculty and members of the bar to work on significant constitutional cases.

The Centre for the Legal Profession is a catalyst for dialogue about the capacities, judgment and actions necessary for effective lawyering, and about the idea of community leadership and public service as essential to becoming a "good" lawyer. As a gathering place for leading voices from the spheres of the academic, private practice, judicial and public interest communities, the Centre seeks to forge a stronger link between the study of law, the practice of law, and the implications of law. 

Centre for Innovation Law and PolicyThe Centre for Innovation Law and Policy (CILP) is devoted to the study of the interface of law and technology, and encourages interdisciplinary dialogue between Law, the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  The CILP puts on conferences, lectures, and a speaker series, and administers a variety of research support programs for faculty and students working on technology-related topics.

Capital Markets Institute

The Capital Markets Institute (CMI) is a joint venture between the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and its Rotman School of Management. The CMI seeks to lead the effort in determining how capital markets mechanisms and institutions should be designed in order to create a superior environment for investors and issuers in Canada.

Special Programs

The Faculty of Law has a number of special programs that explore specific legal issues in depth, combining law with intersecting disciplines and issues.

Inaugural Ceremony for the June Callwood Program in Aboriginal LawFind out more about these special programs and focus areas:

See also the law school's featured focus areas.