Deadline Extended: ECELAW Summer Student 2018

ECELAW invites applications for a 12-week Summer Student position to be held between June 11th and August 31st, 2018. The successful applicant will undertake two distinct projects, as described below.

ECELAW is an environmental law charity. From our offices in Halifax, we work throughout Atlantic Canada to secure a clean, healthy environment through public legal education, community collaboration, and legal action. ECELAW’s Summer Student will work to enhance the organization’s public education programming by helping to develop a community legal clinic and an interactive session designed to teach high school students about environmental law.

Project I: Prince Edward Island Water Clinic (8 weeks)

ECELAW aims to deliver a community legal clinic in Prince Edward Island, focusing on the province’s Water Act and corresponding regulations. To support the development of this clinic, the Summer Student will:

  • complete research on the subject area;
  • develop resource materials to be used in clinic sessions;
  • assist in implementing the clinic; and
  • prepare and administer follow-up evaluations.

Student work on the Prince Edward Island Water Clinic project is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Project II: Youth to Youth – Law and Environment (4 weeks)

ECELAW aims to deliver a 1-day interactive session on environmental law directed at high school students and facilitated by law students. The dual purpose of the session is to expose high school students to the role of law and policy in environmental matters and create mentorship opportunities between law school students and other youth. To support the development of this session, the Summer Student will:

  • gather information on similar projects in Canada through online research and telephone consultations;
  • develop a draft framework for the session, including interactive presentations, discussion groups, brainstorming exercises, and an outdoor experiential component;
  • identify law student facilitators and candidate schools;
  • arrange with the administration of a selected school to pilot the project.

Student work on the Youth to Youth – Law and Environment Project is funded by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Summer students funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program must: be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; have been registered as full-time students during the 2017-2018 academic year; intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the 2018-2019 academic year; be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and be legally entitled to work in Nova Scotia.

The ECELAW Summer Student position is open to all law students who meet these requirements.

Applications should include a cover letter and CV, and should be sent electronically as a single .pdf file to [email protected] Cover letters may be addressed to:

Lisa Mitchell, Executive Director

East Coast Environmental Law Association

6061 University Ave., PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 4th, 2018.