Instructor(s): Eric Gillespie, Julia Croome
Externship Seminar; Environmental Law

This section of this externship is for students who can attend in person. In order to safeguard the health and safety of students, there is a possibility that all sections of this class will convert to a remote format for all or part of the term. To enrol in this course all students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here []

Students may obtain an additional ungraded credit for working on a current environmental case or issue with an environmental law practitioner. Assignments will take approximately 24 hours to complete. Assignments must be completed at the latest, by end of March 2021. Deadlines will depend on timing of the externship and will be determined by the instructors on an individual basis. Credit will not be granted until the externship is completed. Therefore, the credit is earned in the second term. The placement may involve civil actions, prosecutions, administrative hearings or appeals. The number of placements may be limited depending on the availability of appropriate assignments.

Credit/No credit. Students have the following options: (i) write a short paper, total length about 2500 words on the insights this experience shed on the issues covered in the class; or (ii) extend the length of their research paper in Environmental Law by 2500 words with this extended paper engaging with the issue that is the subject of their externship experience. In addition, all students will participate in a discussion class, to take place in early March 2021. Each student will present on their externship experience for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

Second Term



6 JD