Osgoode students are invited to apply for this summer’s Institute for the Future of Law Practice Boot Camp and Internship. Deadline for applications is February 28.

Institute for the Future of Law Practice

In the summer of 2018, Osgoode is participating on a pilot basis in the Institute for the Future of Law Practice Boot Camp and Internship. Interested Osgoode students are invited to apply to join the program, which consists of two parts:

(1) a 3-week training boot camp from May 14, 2018 to June 1, 2018.
(2) a 10-week paid internship position in legal operations at a legal employer in Toronto.

The Basic Track boot camps will be held at Northwestern University Faculty of Law in Chicago, and the University of Colorado Faculty of Law in Boulder, Colorado.  There is no tuition fee, however, students will be required to cover their travel and accommodation costs while at the boot camp.

After completing the boot camp, students will participate in a 10-week paid internship with a legal services employer in Toronto. These positions will start mid-June, depending on specific employer needs.

If you are interested, please complete the application at http://apply.futurelawpractice.org/ As a part of this application, you must provide a cover letter (to be attached under the “documents and URL” portion of the application) setting out your interest in legal operations and the business side of law, your resume and a copy of your transcripts. Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2018.

Students will be notified if they are selected for the first round of internal interviews by March 6, 2018. These interviews will be conducted by IFLP/Osgoode and will take place at either Osgoode or OsgoodePD. They are scheduled to take place from March 8 to 12, 2018.

Applicants will be notified by March 13, 2018 if they have been selected to be presented to employers.  IFLP/Osgoode will select the candidates to be presented to employers based on their knowledge of student interests, capabilities and the employer’s job description.

Students will then be responsible for coordinating a mutually agreeable time to meet with prospective employers.

Students will be advised in early April if they have been selected for an internship and therefore accepted to the program.

IMPORTANT:   The internship positions are not conventional summer law student positions and these roles are not part of firm summer student programs.  This is something totally new.  Students selected for these internships will be working with interdisciplinary teams within firms or law departments that are engaged in the business operations of the firm, including pricing, legal process mapping, legal project management, data analysis, legal product development, and technology implementation.

The boot camp is a non-credit course.

This opportunity is open to domestic JD 1L and 2L students and OPD LLM students currently enrolled in an OsgoodePD LLM specialization. LLM students will also need to meet the following criteria:
– have a previous law degree but not yet licensed to practise law in Canada or the U.S.
– will finish your LLM at the end of the Winter 2018 term or a later term
– if you will continue your LLM after the Winter 2018 term, you must be able and willing to take a leave of absence from your LLM in the Summer 2018 term if you are selected for this program
– no outstanding academic standing issues

For more information, please see https://futurelawpractice.org and/or contact Nicole Salama at nsalama@osgoode.yorku.ca