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BC Law Institute Summer Student And Research Lawyer

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The British Columbia Law Institute offers a challenging and stimulating environment for lawyers, graduates of law school, and law students interested in law reform specifically and public interest law generally. We are particularly interested in candidates with a solid background in legal research and outreach to the legal profession, communities engaged in law reform, older adults, and the general public.


Available Positions:

Research Lawyer and Research Assistant Opportunities

Deadline to apply: March 29, 2019

  • The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) are recruiting for Student Research Assistants and Research Lawyers.
  • Full-time or part-time contracts available, with opportunities to commence work in mid to late April 2019. Start and end dates are negotiable within limits.
  • These opportunities are suitable for 2nd and 3rd-year law students, law graduates and junior lawyers who are interested in full-time temporary or part-time work primarily involving legal research, analysis, and writing.
  • Researchers report generally to the Executive Director and specifically to Staff Lawyers on projects.
  • All contractors will carry out their work at the BCLI offices at Allard School of Law or other location as agreed. 

Submitting an Application

The application package should include:

  • a cover letter with expression of interest and indicating preference for full time or part time contract and any restrictions on availability;
  • a résumé
  • record of law school marks; and if available, undergraduate courses and marks
  • a sample of the applicant’s legal writing which demonstrates experience in legal research and analysis (five pages maximum).


Applications should be delivered as email attachments directed to Kathleen Cunningham, Executive Director at [email protected] with a copy to [email protected].

If e-mail delivery is not practical, then please deliver by mail or by hand to the BCLI office:  Room 321 – 1822 East Mall, Allard School of Law, UBC
           Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1

PLEASE NOTE: All applications will be acknowledged. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted further.


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