High school is a great time to start exploring your interest in the law. UofT Law offers and collaborates with a number of outreach programs aimed at youth with identities and backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of law.
See Yourself Here
Each year, over 200 high school students come for the day to UofT Law to hear from law students, lawyers and other legal professionals about how to pursue a career in the law. Participants attend inspirational speaker sessions, educational workshops, and a networking reception.
See Yourself Here began as an initiative of our Black Law Students' Association in 2008 and has since expanded to include high school students from other equity-seeking communities that have been underrepresented in law schools and the legal profession.
See Yourself Here is free of charge to attend. To find out more about See Yourself Here, including how to register for the 2020 event, click here.
Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)
LAWS is Canada’s leading law school youth outreach program. Founded by UofT Law in 2005, LAWS is an award-winning model of collaboration that has a transformative impact on high school students facing personal and/or systemic barriers to success. LAWS’s activities increase legal knowledge, encourage academic engagement and promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Participation in LAWS is free but is limited to students who attend the high schools with which LAWS works. To find out more, click here.
UofT Law partnership with Leadership By Design
Leadership By Design is a leadership enrichment program for Black students in the GTA. Participating students and their parents meet on Saturday mornings, often on university or college campuses, to engage in leadership training and mentoring activities with professionals and other leaders from the Black community.
UofT Law is very pleased to host the Leadership By Design program for a full-day of discussions and activities that focus on leadership, the law, and legal education.
For more information about Leadership By Design, click here.