Employment Opportunities

The Refugee Law Lab is hiring! We currently have two positions available:

Position 1: Summer JD Research Assistant (Law & Tech)

The Refugee Law Lab is looking to hire a summer JD research assistant with an interest in law and technology and with experience in web design. The position is open to JD students at any Canadian law school. The successful candidate will assist the Lab with several ongoing projects, including helping to build a new online refugee law reporter, assisting with the development of a refugee law legal analytics app, and revising the Lab’s website. The position will include both technical work (e.g. website design, data cleaning) and legal work (e.g. researching best practices in terms of service for open access legal analytics).

Time: approximately 35 hours per week for 14 weeks, May 10 to Aug 13 2021 (dates flexible)

Location: Virtual

Pay: $25/hr (inclusive of vacation pay)

Eligibility: Must be a current JD/LLB/BCL student at any law school in Canada (1L or 2L)

Expected tasks:

  • Assisting with revisions to Lab and Centre for Refugee Studies websites
  • Assisting with development of terms of service for websites
  • Assisting with building a web application in collaboration with a web app development firm
  • Extracting and cleaning data on Canada’s refugee determination system
  • Preparing legal research memoranda
  • Copy-editing
  • Other tasks as required

Mandatory qualities sought:

  • Web design experience using WordPress and HTML
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail

Qualities that are assets but are not required:

  • Training in data science, computer science, statistics or similar fields
  • Experience with app development
  • Experience with data mining and natural language parsing
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R
  • Interest in law and technology/new legal analytics
  • Interest in open source/open access technology
  • Interest in immigration/refugee law
  • Ability to read in French

Application Deadline: Feb 8 2021at 5:00 pm EST

Application Process: Apply here with a CV, electronic copy of unofficial transcripts, and a brief cover note describing your interest in the position.


Position 2: Summer JD Research Assistant (Osgoode JD Student)

The Refugee Law Lab is looking to hire a summer Osgoode JD research assistant with an interest in refugee law. The successful candidate will assist the Lab with several ongoing projects, including law journal articles about Canada’s refugee determination system and about artificial intelligence and other new technologies in the migration law context.

Time: approximately 35 hours per week for 14 weeks, May 10 to Aug 13 2021 (dates flexible)

Location: Virtual

Pay: $25/hr (inclusive of vacation pay)

Eligibility: Must be a current 1L/2L JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School

Expected tasks:

  • Preparing legal research memoranda
  • Copy-editing manuscripts, grant applications, and online materials
  • Assisting with online conferences and other events
  • Other tasks as required

Mandatory qualities sought:

  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in immigration/refugee law

Qualities that are assets but are not required:

  • Ability to read in French
  • Background in data science, statistics, computer science, or related disciplines

Application Deadline: Feb 8 2021 at 5:00 pm EST

Application Process: Apply here with a CV, electronic copy of unofficial transcripts, and a brief cover note describing your interest in the position.