New uOttawa classroom gives law students taste of courtroom

October 28, 2013

The University of Ottawa has recently opened a new courtroom and adjoining classroom that will give students a taste of a real courtroom, which is a first-of-its-kind at a Canadian university, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Sitting judges will hear regular cases, including motions, appeals, judicial reviews, and applications, and law students will observe the legal hearings from a classroom behind one-way glass. The students and their professors will be able to discuss and critique proceedings as they take place, and later review cases with participating judges and lawyers. Most of the money required for the new rooms – about $700,000 – was raised through the legal community and friends of Ian Scott, former Attorney-General of Ontario, and after whom the rooms are named. uOttawa Law Website | Ottawa Citizen