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Osgoode Law School Program

Each year the Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program (ADIP) of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Osgoode Law School provides up to 12 Osgoode second and third-year students with intensive training in anti-discrimination law as well as administrative law enforcement and resolution.

For more information on the program, visit the Osgoode Hall Law School's website.

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence

The ADIP program received an honourable mention at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation`s 7th annual Award of Excellence program in Halifax on October 19, 2012.

ADIP Award Ceremony

Pictured here, from left to right, are: Toni Silberman, Co-Chair, Canadian Race Relations Foundation; Njeri Damali Campbell, Juris Doctor ADIP student; Patrick Case, Chair of Board, Human Rights Legal Support Centre; Ayman Al-Yassini, Executive Director, CRRF.

The award recognizes best practices in anti-racism, highlighting the achievements of organizations working towards the elimination of racism and racial discrimination in Canada.

“We wish to highlight three levels at which the Program operates to achieve its aim. First, the Program serves as a direct boon to access to justice for socially and economically excluded persons disadvantaged by race. Secondly, the Program, structured with a hands-on academic director, enables law students to learn about racism in action, in specific circumstances, and to reflect on strategies to combat it using the law. Thirdly, the Program is promoting public legal education and human rights acculturation.”
-Professor Faisal Bhabha and Professor Sonia Lawrence, Osgoode Hall Law School

"It's a privilege to be a part of this program,” said ADIP student Njeri Campbell. “Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program students hit the ground running, helping to solve complex legal problems with human rights experts at their side.” Case commented, "Having six full-time students sharing our legal work means the Centre can maximize its stretched resources while providing an intense human rights-focused experience to future lawyers."