REGINA SLAC PHILOSOPHY OF PRACTICE

This philosophy of practice has been created in response to consultations with Regina SLAC’s community partners, the students of the University of Regina, the input of the URSU Board of Directors, and the Regina SLAC organizing team, and an engagement with the social justice lawyering literature. It describes our aspirations as a community-based legal clinic that works to respond to the needs of our students and campus community, and to guide the work of staff and students at Regina SLAC.

We recognize that our student and campus organizational clients come from many different communities and cultures and that we must learn from these communities and cultures in order to be good advocates.

We recognize that our clients are experts in their own lived experiences. We work collaboratively with our clients towards their desired outcomes.

We understand our clients’ legal issues are not always the central challenges that they face. We will seek to understand and approach the challenges faced by our clients holistically, and in context.

We will work towards relationships with clients that are founded on mutuality, reciprocity, and respect. We work with our clients, not “for” our clients.

We are aware that legal institutions have too often reinforced inequities and oppression. We may need to challenge these institutions in order to address injustice in our community.

We will constantly re-evaluate our work in light of reflection and consultation with the student clients and communities that we serve.

We commit to engaging in the highest standards of ethical practice.

We will take the time to take care of ourselves, and each other, as we work together towards a more just community.


The Regina Student Legal Advocacy Centre takes inspiration from the experiences and history of consumer and Public Interest advocate Ralph Nader, who continues to fight at the forefront of people-centric movements of justice.

In solidarity,

Mohammad Ali Aumeer

Director of Advocacy & Political Action

University of Regina Students’ Union

(416) 770-7858

REGINA STUDENT LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTRE

Riddell Centre

3737 Wascana Parkway, suite 221

Regina SK

S4S 0A2

info@reginaslac.ca

(306) 586-8811