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How competitive is the application process for clinics at uVic? Is it based on undergraduate grades and work experiences? How many applicants and how many positions?
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As a 1L you won't be doing clinics.

Later on, it depends on things like what you mean by clinic, and how much you're prepared to game it. For example, if you want to do the Environmental Law Clinic, you just register for it like you would any other class, and it depends if you get there first or not. If you want to do the semester-long Law Centre, there's a random ballot for eligible applicants who've already done Evidence (meaning the earliest you could do it is your second semester of 2L), with a priority order of co-op students --> 3Ls --> 2Ls.

If, for example, you want to do Law Centre, and you do two co-op terms with Evidence inbetween them, you'd have a very good chance at it. If you want to do Environmental Law Clinic and you get around to doing registration two hours after signup starts, not so much.

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