Graduate studies in law for (non-lawyer) technologists
Do you have a background in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, statistics, computer science or related disciplines? Are you interested in deploying your knowledge and skills in the bourgeoning legal tech and legal analytics field? Would you like to learn about the human rights impacts of these technologies – and to help nudge the development of these technologies in directions that advance social justice, including justice for refugees and other people on the move?
If so, consider this unique opportunity to pursue a Research LLM at Osgoode Hall Law School while serving as a Graduate Student Fellow at the Refugee Law Laboratory.
One position is available for the 2022-23 academic year, under the supervision of Professor Sean Rehaag. This position is reserved for candidates with technical expertise that can help advance the mandate and the projects of the Refugee Law Laboratory. There is no need for a legal background.
Competitive funding packages are available. Students will be provided a workspace at the Refugee Law Laboratory and will be integrated into day-to-day operations at the lab – including attending lab events, supporting individual projects and potentially serving as co-authors on publications. Students will also have opportunities to attend and present on their research at conferences. Because we anticipate that students in these positions may not have law degrees, special arrangements have been made to assist students in their transition to graduate legal studies, including access to special introductory courses in the summer prior to beginning the program.
Details about how to apply will be available soon.
- While everyone is encouraged to apply, international candidates should be aware that positions in Osgoode’s Research LLM program for international students are especially competitive.
- Candidates with law degrees are welcome to apply, but to be eligible such candidates must also have expertise (either through degrees or through work experience) with the technical fields that this opportunity prioritizes.
- For potential graduate students without backgrounds in the technical fields that these positions prioritize, Professor Rehaag continues to be available for supervision through Osgoode’s regular graduate program application process.
- More details about Osgoode’s graduate programs are available here.