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.

LOCATION: Remote

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.

RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • 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:
Ashley Nardella
Chiefs of Ontario
opportunities@coo.org