Student Profile: Meitar Ben Abu

Fighting for Justice


Meitar Ben-Abu is a third-year law student and already has a knack for settling disputes. As part of her legal practicum, Meitar joined the Charney Clinic for Conflict Resolution. The Clinic provides free legal aid to vulnerable and underserved populations, with an emphasis on human rights cases and social justice issues. “Working on a real legal case and heading the mediation team was a formative experience," recalls Meitar Ben-Abu. "I helped settle a case between a large construction company and one of its clients. Finding a creative solution was tough, but I discovered that I loved the challenge.”

This year, Meitar is taking on a number of new positions: research assistant and TA, junior editor for the Faculty Journal Law and Governance, and an instructor for Access for All, a program for adult learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Meitar is an ISEF Foundation scholarship recipient.
“After graduation, I plan to pursue an LLM.”


UofH Legal Clinics for Social Change
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The University's Legal Clinics for Social Change are making a significant impact on the advancement of human rights and democratic values. Working on behalf of marginalized populations, the Faculty's eight specialized clinics handle more than 500 cases each year.

The hands-on program gives law students an opportunity to work on real cases in diverse areas of law. Students gain experience in high impact litigation, client representation, legislative amendments and advocacy to promote public policy reforms, and learn how to translate these skills into legal scholarship.

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