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Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)

LAWS is an innovative collaborative academic and extracurricular education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing postsecondary education. These challenges include:

  • Living in low-income neighbourhoods;
  • Identifying with ethnic/cultural minority communities;
  • Facing difficult personal/family circumstances; and/or
  • Being the first in their families to consider postsecondary education.

LAWS was launched in 2005 as a partnership between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Toronto District School Board. In 2011 the partnership was expanded to include Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. LAWS is presently working with students from six Toronto high schools ' Central Technical School, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Monarch Park Collegiate, Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute, CW Jefferys Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School.

By donating to LAWS, you will build its long-term sustainability and lay the foundation for future expansion. Through your tax deductible donation we will ensure that the program's impact on the lives of young people can continue. Rest assured, 100% of your donation will go directly to supporting LAWS. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Law in Action Within Schools


For more information, please contact us:

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J. Robert S. Prichard Alumni House
21 King's College Circle
Toronto ON M5S 3J3