Public Interest Law Clinic

at UCalgary Law

A view from Calgary's Peace Bridge to the west side of downtown Calgary

The University of Calgary Public Interest Law Clinic

The Public Interest Law Clinic (PILC) was established in 2015 to give the community a stronger voice in, and more influence on, the direction of public law and policy in Alberta and Canada through legislative reform and strategic litigation.

Our work advances:

  • Government transparency and democratic accountability
  • Environmental stewardship and habitat protection
  • Public engagement in areas of public interest

The Public Interest Law Clinic is a teaching program. Each year, a class of law students participate in the clinic under the supervision of our staff to gain valuable theoretical and practical exposure to public interest litigation.

Fostering a passion for social justice in law students is so important, because law students have the knowledge and the expertise to make a real difference by impacting law and policy.

2015/2016 Clinic Student

Public Interest Law Clinic in the News

Class of 2023: UCalgary Law grad equips herself to fight climate change

Bronwyn Evans seized experiential learning opportunities with Public Interest Law Clinic and Environmental Law Society...

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Legal clinic heads to top court in constitutional challenge

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In the News: CTV

Alberta Energy Regulator may have ignored law by not disclosing oilsands leak: lawyer

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In the News: Energi Media

[WATCH] AER breaks law by not informing public, First Nation of oil sands leak

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