Barbara Betcherman Feminist Legal Internship
The Barbara Betcherman ’74 Experiential Education Award will support experiential education in the JD program at Osgoode and will be given to students whose experiential programs will promote initiatives and research about women and law, including goals of sex equality and the application of feminist legal theory. Recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Demonstrated interest (including academic, employment or volunteer activities) in issues about women and the law, sex equality goals, and the application of feminist legal theories;
- A proposed project that promotes initiatives and research about women and the law, including goals of sex equality and the application of feminist legal theories;
- Unpaid/underpaid nature of the work proposed to be undertaken;
- Academic performance; and
- Financial need.
MAG Debwewin Internship
Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Internship s Further to recommendation 6(d) of Justice Iacobucci’s First Nation Representation on Ontario Juries Report, the Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Implementation Committee, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University ( pleased to o ffer one summer internship placement This internship is . Osgoode), are being offered to support the initiative of students interested in providing community education and legal assistance support to First Nations, Métis or Inuit (Indigenous) communities and community organizations in Ontario.
Students may develop a placement or work with the Ministry of Attorney General to do so. The student may work with the host organization and a local Indigenous community to develop a communitybased justice project that relates in some way to the Iacobucci Report subject matter and findings. Students will also be responsible for working collaboratively with other internship students within this program to develop and deliver at least two public legal education workshops to Indige nous community members on the role of the jury and the importance of representative juries within the justice system within Ontario. The internships will run for 12 between May and August.
Hennick Centre Internships
To qualify for the Hennick Business Law Internship, students must: (a) be in or have just completed the first year of the JD program as a JD candidate or as a first or second year JD/MBA candidate in advance of the start of the Internship and (b) have a demonstrated interest in business and law, as evidenced by enrollment in the JD/MBA program, law school coursework, prior post-secondary course of study, work/volunteer experience, etc.
Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Internship
The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is the leading national association representing investment firms that provide products and services to Canadian retail and institutional investors. The IIAC has established two internships for JD students who are interested in researching a range of issues that impact investors and capital markets to work for 12-16 weeks in the summer. For at least one position, preference will be given to students in the JD/MBA program.
James Kreppner ’89 Memorial Internship in Health Law
James Kreppner played a key role in getting compensation for thousands of people infected during Canada’s tainted blood scandal. A victim himself, he died at the age of 47. This internship is available to students who has obtained summer employment (12-16 weeks) at a public interest agency, firm or organization where the focus is on advocacy, preferably in area of health law and/or patient rights. The project and/or work may involve research, policy or law reform work, or the provision of legal assistance. Preference will be given to applicants working in unpaid or underpaid settings, and applicants must demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.
Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Internship
The Lenczner Slaght firm has created this internship to support the next generation of advocates and to further its commitment to access to justice, social responsibility and diversity in the profession. It will be available annually to JD students in first or second-year who are interested in developing their advocacy skills and experience at a not-for-profit or other organization with an access to justice or social responsibility mandate. Recipients must demonstrate strong academic achievement and an interest in advocacy. Preference will be given to students with a financial need and/or those who are first-generation lawyers.
John Plater ’69 Memorial Internship in Health Law
John Plater played a key role in getting compensation for thousands of people infected during Canada’s tainted blood scandal. A victim himself, he died at the age of 46. This internship is available to a student who has obtained summer employment (12-16 weeks) at a public interest agency, firm or organization where the focus is on advocacy, preferably in area of health law and/or patient rights. The project and/or work may involve research, policy or law reform work, or the provision of legal assistance. Preference will be given to applicants working in unpaid or underpaid settings, and applicants must demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.
Victor Environmental Internships
The Victor Internships honour Dr. Peter Victor, an economist and former Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) who has worked on environmental issues for over 40 years as an academic, public servant and consultant.
They are available to students who have obtained summer employment (12-16 weeks) at a public or public interest organization such as a legal aid clinic, advocacy organization, municipal, regional or First Nation’s government organizations or a nongovernmental
organization. Preference will be given to students who are working unpaid or underpaid. Recipient(s) must demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need. If there are no eligible candidates from the JD/MES program, eligible candidates in the JD program will be considered.