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of the life of the law school is focused on extra-curricular programs.
Osgoode is fortunate each year to attract visitors distinguished
in public, professional and academic life who address the law school
community in endowed lectureships and in programs organized by student
groups. There is substantial representation of students in the decision
making processes of the law school and an active student government
known as the Legal and Literary Society. One third of the student
body lives on campus, providing a strong base for participation
in a broad range of extracurricular programs. More than 300 students
contribute as volunteers in CLASP, the student-run legal aid clinic,
operating at the School. Others speak to community groups and high
school students on legal issues. The student newspaper, Obiter Dicta,
is published weekly. Talented students write, perform and produce
an annual musical review, the Mock Trial. Students assist in editing
the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, a distinguished academic journal.
Through competition, students are selected to represent Osgoode
in interschool mooting competitions in which Osgoode students excel.
There is a full range of athletic teams and activities including
the Touch Football League which attracts broad participation. As
well, there is a variety of organizations such as the Black Law
Students Association, the Business Law Society, the Health Law Society,
the Environmental Law Society, the First Nations Law Students Association,
the Law Union, the International Law Society, the Lesbian, Gay &
Bisexual Collective, Women's Caucus and a variety of political and
other clubs. These varied activities enrich students' experience
by providing opportunities for personal growth, community outreach
and collegial activity. Osgoode Hall Law School thus provides a
multi-faceted educational environment in which students with an
aptitude for the study of law may test and develop their intellectual
powers, their understanding and their skills to prepare for a broad
range of stimulating careers, whether in private practice, policy
development, public administration, business, government, politics,
social activism, the judiciary or the university.
visit our Web site at www.osgoode.yorku.ca for further information.