Empathy, or the capacity to understand or feel what another is experiencing, is a skill that is not necessarily promoted, fostered or developed through law school or the legal profession. However, empathy is incredibly important in order to effectively serve the individuals and communities that legal professionals work with. Building empathy allows justice sector responders to better understand the root causes and impacts of barriers to justice, improves communication and provides the tools to approach legal issues from the client’s perspective.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This online course provides students with education about the importance of building empathy into the justice system in Canada. Lectures focus on the importance of empathy in the legal profession and how to disrupt prejudice in the justice sector.
We are a Canadian charitable organization that levels barriers to justice by disrupting prejudice, building empathy and advancing human rights.
We envision a world where every person is treated with dignity, can exercise their fundamental human rights, and has the opportunity to thrive.