The Education Equity Program has a longstanding commitment and record of success in providing advocacy, information and support to law students. Initially conceived to assist law students facing barriers to legal education on systemic grounds, the program continues to serve students admitted through the Access Categories of Admission; but also strives to cultivate an environment that maximizes opportunities for all students in an effort to make legal education more accessible. To that end, the Education Equity Academic Assistance Program was established in 2002 and offers free and confidential tutorial services to support the academic efforts of all law students, particularly those in first year and students whose circumstances make the law school process uniquely difficult.
Queen's Faculty of Law also recognizes that students must make many academic and personal adjustments to cope with the demands of a competitive and rigorous program and that these stresses could be further compounded by unforeseen adverse life circumstances. The Education Equity Program approaches its commitment to enhancing the quality of student life in a holistic way and demonstrates that equal access to the benefits of legal education should also include guidance and support for students for the duration of the program. Individual supportive counselling, information and assistance concerning such needs as school-related and personal issues, special needs access and language support is available to all students.
Supportive counseling, information and referral services
Free and confidential tutorial assistance to any student experiencing academic difficulty (one-to-one tutorial support in all substantive areas of law, informal drop-in academic assistance to review practice exams, sessions on exam preparation & outlining strategies, assistance for students with disabilities, ease transition to law school, stress & time management strategies)
Emergency Financial Assistance (up to $100)
Limited funding for special projects, seminars and workshops related to equity and diversity issues
Computer Laptop Loan Program
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