Ecojustice Environmental Clinic at the University of Ottawa
The Ecojustice Clinic at the University of Ottawa is the nation's first public interest environmental law and policy clinic.
The Ecojustice Environmental Clinic at the University of Ottawa is the world’s first interdisciplinary public interest environmental law clinic.
The Ecojustice Environmental Clinic at the University of Ottawa (formerly, the uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic) provides an empowering learning environment where students earn course credits as they assist Ecojustice lawyers and scientists in providing strategic advice and pro bono legal counsel to groups across the country. Each semester, 15 students assist in legal education and community outreach, summary legal advice, law reform assistance and submissions to Parliament. In this setting, practical education becomes genuine impact for the environment, as students take on supervised work on active legal cases that represent community members and hold governments and other organizations accountable to environmental laws.
Watch this video to learn more about how the clinic is helping protect Canadians and the environment.
Oct 08, 2013 08:30 AM
Press release announcing that Nestlé has decided to withdraw its appeal of mandatory drought restrictions related to water permit in Ontario's Wellington County. Read more.
Aug 19, 2013 12:25 PM
Environmental Review Tribunal declares Nestlé's permit to withdraw water during times of drought is not in the public interest and is inconsistent with Ontario Water Resources Act. Ecojustice will represent Wellington Water Watchers and the Council of Canadians at the upcoming full hearing. Read more.
Aug 16, 2013 09:27 AM
Environmental groups celebrate tribunal ruling that rejects a deal between Nestlé and the Ontario Ministry of Environment that would have removed restrictions on Nestlé’s water withdrawals during times of drought. Read more.