PBSC Western Chapter offers practical hands-on experience to student volunteers and quality professional legal help to organizations. Our students will have the opportunity to develop important legal skills in a supervised setting, promote the value of pro bono service and increase access to justice within the London community and across Canada.
As of May 2019, more than 300 organizations have been involved in PBSC’s Western Chapter with law students working together to complete pro bono projects for organizations in London and the surrounding community.
We are excited to welcome back our returning upper year students and incoming first years! Applications for 2019-2020 PBSC Western Chapter projects will be open in September. We look forward to your applications! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions and keep in touch with us via Facebook and Instagram.
Harrison is currently in his second year of the JD program at Western Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Economics from the Basillie School of International Affairs. Prior to law school, Harrison worked as a graduate research fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Region of Waterloo. During his first year at Western, Harrison was an active member of the legal community, serving as an associate editor for the Canada-US Law Journal, a volunteer for PBSC, and participated in numerous advocacy competitions. Harrison has enjoyed his summer growing Western’s PBSC Chapter and assisting with case files at Community Legal Services. Although Harrison maintains interests in a variety of legal areas, he remains committed to promoting access to justice in Canada.
Pro Bono work offers students an incredible opportunity to simultaneously serve the community and develop their legal skills. Harrison is excited to coordinate these projects and continue the important work done by PBSC here in the London-Middlesex community.
Sarah is currently a second-year law student at Western Law. Prior to law school she completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics at York University, Glendon Campus.
During her first year of law school Sarah enjoyed competing in several moots, including the 2019 BLG Client Consultation Competition and was involved in 2 projects with Pro Bono Students Canada; the Elgin Oxford legal Clinic and the Community Outreach Program. At Elgin-Oxford, she modified precedents and interacted with clients to assist them in filing claims, most commonly disputes against ODSP benefit denials. Working with the community outreach program, she delivered presentations on legal topics of importance to various community groups.
Sarah is particularly interested in financial services, banking and real estate and hopes to use both her legal and business education to work in a related field in the future.