Law in Action Within Schools’ newest partner, Osgoode Hall Law School, allows program to expand to three more high schools
September 15, 2011
TORONTO, ON – Law in Action Within Schools, an innovative law and justice-themed education and mentoring program, will announce a new partnership with York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School on September 20, 2011, that allows LAWS to expand its initiative to include three additional high schools in low-income Toronto neighbourhoods.
LAWS’ programming will expand to include students at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, Westview Centennial Secondary School and Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute. Current partner schools include Central Technical School, Harbord Collegiate Institute and Monarch Park Collegiate.
LAWS was founded in 2005 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board, to match law students with high school students who face challenges in completing secondary education and in accessing postsecondary education. This exciting expansion means more than 1,000 high school students can benefit from this education and mentoring program.
Media are invited to attend the announcement and hear about the success of LAWS from:
- TDSB Director Dr. Chris Spence
- Prof. Mayo Moran, Dean, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
- Prof. Lorne Sossin, Dean, York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School
- The Honorable Roy McMurtry, Chancellor of York University and former Chief Justice of Ontario
- And current LAWS students and alumni
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Time: 1.30 to 3 p.m.
Location: C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute
340 Sentinel Road (south of Finch Avenue West), North York
For further information, please contact:
Law in Action Within Schools Program (LAWS)
Director, External Relations
University of Toronto
Faculty of Law