uOttawa devotes $250,000 to bolster summer student positions and internships in firms, clinics

The initiative creates over 50 new funded summer positions for Common Law students

uOttawa devotes $250,000 to bolster summer student positions and internships in firms, clinics

The Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law has launched the Summer 2020 Student Support Initiative for Experiential Learning.

Financed by donors and funds amounting to $250,000, the initiative offers more than 50 new funded summer positions, announced Adam Dodek, dean and full professor at the law school, in an Apr. 20 update on the law school’s website. Students may also avail of internships amounting to three credits and 115 hours.

The new summer positions and internship positions include placements in firms, sole and small practices, legal organizations and faculty-associated clinics.

“Very proud that my @uocommonlaw colleagues and our dean, @ADodek, have pulled together this exceptional summer fellowship program for our students, facing a difficult summer job market,” said Craig Forcese in a tweet. Forcese is a full professor at the law school, as well as vice-dean for graduate studies.

Earlier, on Apr. 6, Dodek had tweeted about the initiative, asking those interested in remotely employing a student or supervising an internship or funded fellowship to reach out to him via email.

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