Legal Clinics

Western Law offers students the opportunity to develop practical skills and gain valuable hands-on legal experience through various clinics and programs that support the community.  

Community Legal Services: Provides free legal services by law students, who work under the close supervision of expert staff lawyers. Services are available for low-income individuals in London, as well as to Fanshawe College and Western University students. 

Dispute Resolution Centre: A not-for-profit organization that provides free mediation services to residents of London and Middlesex County. The DRC assists people who wish to resolve their disputes quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Pro Bono Students Canada: Pairs law students with community agencies in need of free legal services. Agencies typically involved with PBSC include public interest and non-profit organizations, tribunals, legal clinics, and lawyers working pro bono on a particular case. 

Sports Solution Clinic: Offers Western Law students the opportunity to assist Canadian athletes in preventing and resolving sport-related legal issues. The Sport Solution clinic is the only program of its kind in North America and is available to all members of AthletesCAN. 

Western Business Law Clinic: Provides small start-up businesses with pro bono legal counsel. With the exception of administrative  fees, the Clinic offers its services on a pro bono basis. All work is reviewed and approved by a mentor lawyer. 

Western Intellectual Property & Innovation Legal Clinic: Provides students with hands-on and client-facing opportunities to develop their professional skills while gaining exposure to a wide range of intellectual property-related legal matters. WIPILC is a unique legal clinic in Canada providing pro-bono legal information to start-ups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists, authors, researchers and inventors.