Media Releases

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:

Sarah Pole
Law in Action Within Schools Program (LAWS)
(647) 801-9301

Lucianna Ciccocioppo
Director, External Relations
University of Toronto
Faculty of Law