Law Opportunities

Summer Opportunity for uOttawa JD students: Public Interest Litigation Practicum

Lorne Waldman and I are beginning the next cycle of our Public Interest Litigation Practicum at uOttawa Common Law.  We are looking for two JD students entering their third year at uOttawa to work on aspects of the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in J.P., G.J. v. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.  The Court gave leave to appeal in late April, and work in preparation for the appeal will begin this summer.  We are interested in having two students involved in the entire appeal process, starting in the summer and continuing into the Fall.  The emphasis of the Public Interest Practicum is to allow students hands on experience with a "live" case, in real time.  Academic credit would be for Fall term, in the form of a directed research course.  There is no need for students to be in Ottawa for the summer.

Students interested being considered for this opportunity should email with a copy of their curriculum vitae and law school grades (unofficial version is sufficient).  (No hardcopies please.)  The expectation is that students will perform to an A level or higher, as work below this level will be of limited use.  We are looking for students who are willing and able to make this kind of effort.  Given the subject matter, the successful applicants will also be students with a record of achievement and interest in Administrative Law and/or Immigration and Refugee Law.  Students will be operating (and writing) in English.

Applications should be submitted by May 30.