The award will be presented to representatives from the University of Saskatchewan at the NCCPE Engage conference in Bristol on 4 and 5 December.
“CLASSIC has been an integral part of the student experience, and our community, for more than a decade,” said Martin Phillipson, dean of the College of Law. “We are extremely proud of our partnership and the work that has been done, and are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award.”
Law students from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law assist low-income clients with legal matters under the direct supervision of lawyers staffed at CLASSIC. Students represent clients in a wide range of legal matters including: criminal law, housing law, prison law, immigration and refugee law, human rights law and more.
As part of CLASSIC’s special projects to address systemic issues, law students undertake research – often in partnership with other community organisations – on topics aimed at addressing systemic barriers to justice.