About CLASP

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Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP) is an interdisciplinary student-run legal aid clinic committed to the realization of social justice and focuses on marginalized communities. As an experiential education program, our law and social work students are encouraged to join the collective dialogue, process and action towards creating social change.

Mission

CLASP is dedicated to achieving social justice through three principles:

  • Education: the opportunity for current law students to acquire and apply knowledge in a diverse clinical setting, which develops their skills and perspectives to become critical and reflective practitioners.
  • Advocacy: working with low income individuals to represent and advance their interests before courts, administrative bodies and bureaucracies. We also work on systemic advocacy through
  • Community: engaging collaboratively with communities to challenge oppression and remove the barriers that prevent people from fully participating in the issues that affect their lives.