Windsor Faculty of Law… er… Social (In)Justice

Like most law schools across Canada, the University of Windsor Faculty of Law runs a Community Legal Aid (“CLA”) program in which students (under the supervision of real lawyers) provide basic legal advice to people who might not have access to a lawyer.  It’s a noble program intended to increase access to justice, especially for the poor or disadvantaged.  Which makes its recent announcement that it will no longer act for accused persons in domestic violence cases, unless that person is female, particularly appalling.  Yep, you read that right, that would be an honest-to-god faculty of law, under the guise of a program intended to increase access to justice, engaging in gender-based discrimination.

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