Human Rights Project

Project Summary

Students will support volunteer lawyers as they provide legal assistance to self-represented claimants and respondents before the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Students will have the opportunity to interview clients and conduct legal research. The Alberta Human Rights Act establishes the Alberta Human Rights Commission to carry out functions under the Act. The purpose of the Alberta Human Rights Act is to ensure that all Albertans are offered an equal opportunity to earn a living, find a place to live, and enjoy services customarily available to the public without discrimination.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 4 upper year students enrolled in or completed the Human Rights Law course.
– 2 first year students

Area of Law

– Human Rights Law
– Constitutional Law
– Labour and Employment Law

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– File management skills
– Client interviewing skills
– Oral advocacy skills
– Public speaking skills

Project Type

Court-based Project

Project Timeline

Project-specific training sessions: September
End of project: March