Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program

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The Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program (ADIP) offers full-time, full-term placement at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre in Toronto.  The Centre was established in 2008 and has 25 lawyers who work in a team environment to provide summary legal advice and representation at mediations and hearings to applicants before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

What You Will Do

You will spend four or five days a week at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre in either the fall or winter semester.  After a full week of orientation sessions, you will participate in the Centre’s public inquiries service and will be responsible for conducting detailed legal interviews on files that are referred from intake.  In addition, you will draft legal documents, partner with Centre lawyers at mediation and on files scheduled for hearing by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  While working at the Centre, you will be assigned a personal lawyer mentor.  In addition to your clinical placement, you will participate in an academic seminar and in ongoing skills development sessions on alternate weeks throughout the fall and winter semesters.

What You Will Learn

  • to understand, critically assess, and think constructively about prohibitions on discrimination and their impact on society and the challenges of ensuring access to remedies for violations of fundamental rights experienced by disadvantaged communities
  • specialized knowledge of anti-discrimination and administrative law
  • skills in client counselling, dispute resolution, and litigation.

Program Directors

Professor Bruce Ryder

Director Roger Love