The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Law Student Researcher – Part Time (15 hours a week). The researcher will be under the direction of the Justice Director and supported by a Project Manager. The research will focus on Indigenous legal traditions and justice system transformation. Our ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, enjoy working as a team and has the ability to work independently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead major legal research projects and draft reports on the topics of corrections, community safety, policing legislation, and First Nations laws.
- Provide ongoing support to the other members of the Justice Sector by tracking legislative developments and updating the team on evolutions in Indigenous law.
- Plan events and information sessions.
- Contribute to the long-term strategic policy of the team.
- Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, preferably in the study of law.
- Must have a strong knowledge of both Indigenous law and Aboriginal law.
- Excellent research, writing, and presentation skills.
- Excellent organizational & information management skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft software.
- Self-directed, motivated and able to work independently.
- Adaptable and flexible to meet needs as they are determined.
DURATION: September 2021 – February 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
Send letter of application, resume and include two references to:
Chiefs of Ontario