Instructor(s): Sara Faherty

Corequisite: One of LAW117Y, LAW248Y, LAW304Y, LAW305Y, LAW315Y, LAW396Y, LAW398Y, LAW485Y, LAW489Y, LAW550Y, LAW561Y, LAW568Y, LAW569Y, or LAW571Y.

This section of this course is offered on campus, 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 []

Note: This seminar will meet six times, twice early in the term, twice mid-term, and twice towards the end of the term. The meetings will be on Wednesdays, from 8:00 until 9:20 am. During the Fall 2020 term we will meet on September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, November 11, and November 18.

The goal of externships is to provide students with hands-on experience in various areas of law. The goal of this companion seminar is to develop externship students' reflection on the practice of law, the specific area of law in which they work, and legal institutions. The seminar will provide an opportunity for students to integrate their practical, doctrinal and theoretical learning. Sessions will focus around substantive issues, skills building, professional responsibility and legal ethics, and include discussions of the issues raised by the students' casework. Students enrolled in year-long externships must participate in the fall seminar.

In order to receive credit, students must attend and participate in the seminar sessions and will be required to submit four 1000-word guided reflections during the term.
Credit note
1 Credit (ungraded)
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

First Term



55 JD


W: 8:00 - 9:20 am (in-class) J250