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
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