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I'm not sure if this a new clinic being offered or something that was available in the past.

Does anyone have experience with the Employment Insurance Litigation Clinic? What was the work like? The time commitments?

 

Edit: Also, the type of cases being dealt with?

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I'm not sure if this a new clinic being offered or something that was available in the past.

Does anyone have experience with the Employment Insurance Litigation Clinic? What was the work like? The time commitments?

 

Edit: Also, the type of cases being dealt with?

 

To my knowledge this is brand new. In fact,  I believe even the business law clinic was only added during the last academic year.

 

As for time commitments, can't comment too much as I never did a clinic but I imagine its pretty crazy given all the competition to get a placement.

 

As for the types of cases dealt with, I imagine it'd be going before the tribunal about rejected claims/appealing the minister's decision on claims, probably a lot of them relating to disability (?)

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I participated in this last year and it was a great experience. Would highly recommend! It's no more time commitment than a class would be, and you get a course credit for it. Plus I got to literally speak to a real tribunal representing a real client with a real issue, which is a very rare opportunity for law students.

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