Experiential Learning

Student Community

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals with access to justice in Edmonton since 1969. For the last 45 years, student volunteers from UAlberta Law have provided free legal information and agency in the courts to those who would otherwise be unable to afford these services. SLS provides assistance in the areas of civil, criminal and family law, and offers community outreach in legal education and research assistance to non-profit organizations.

In addition to providing low-income Edmontonians with pro-bono legal advice, SLS also enables students to gain valuable, hands-on experience working with real clients, while at the same time mastering their legal skills and building their professional resumes.

Competitive Moot Program

Competitive moots are a staple of law school particularly for students with keen interests in specific practice areas. The competitive aspect of the program also gives students a chance to gain personal prestige as well as contribute to that of their law school.
Annual moots:

  • Bennett Jones Health Law Moot
  • Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot
  • National Labour Arbitration Moot
  • Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot
  • Gale Cup
  • Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot
  • Laskin Moot
  • Wilson Moot
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition

Alberta Law Reform Institute

The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI), in addition to offering an academic internship in partnership with UAlberta Law, also hiressummer research assistants who work directly and an opportunity for students to sharpen their legal skills, confidence and knowledge while also gaining course credits. Mooting offers one-on- one intensive coaching and evaluation by peers, faculty, senior lawyers and the bench — up to and including the Supreme Court of Canada. Mooting is also a powerful networking opportunity, with staff counsel and the Board in the research and development of law reform proposals.

Recruitment typically takes place in early January with work commencing in May. ALRI invites students to share their perspectives by suggesting areas of the law in need of reform and participating in consultations as they arise.