The Canadian Constitution Foundation is looking for two law students or recent law school graduates to apply for a paid internship with the CCF from May to August 2012.These interns will be doing legal research and writing with the goal of producing two research papers in August, which the CCF will then publish on this website.
The CCF will hire two current law students or recent law school graduates to work under the direction of a CCF lawyer to complete two legal studies/papers for publication by the CCF.
The two topics are:
Civil Forfeiture – examining the constitutionality of government legislation that goes after people one suspects of being guilty of criminal offences (although they were proven innocent) without having the Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply, in order to seize property, etc.
Freedom of Expression – distinguishing between cases about the content of speech and cases regarding the use of resources to make the point that properly construed, freedom of expression is merely the right to use one’s own resources to express one’s views and does not grant a right to use anyone else’s.
Current law student at a recognized Canadian law school (or recent graduate thereof).
Independently motivated and able to work remotely.
Successful applicants will have an interest in one or both of the above topics and be able to clearly convey why they are particularly qualified to research and write on that topic.
If you are a member of a recognized CCF university Campus Club, please note this in your cover letter.
Completion of a final publication ready study/paper by August 31, 2012.
Regular blogging at www.theCCFblog.ca from May to August 2012.
Both summer interns will receive as compensation $1,000 per month for a total of $4,000 (May to August 2012).
Applications are due on or before April 23, 2012.
Please send a one page cover letter, resume (or CV), and one short writing sample (1000 words or less) to Derek From. All applications will be reviewed and only successful candidates will be contacted. Please state your prefered research topic in your cover letter.
This internship program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. For more information on Atlas and their programs visit: atlasnetwork.org/
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