2020 Summer Law Student – Toronto Office
Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity. Our mission is to use the law to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all. Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to nation-wide precedents and deliver concrete solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.
Working with Ecojustice means joining a team of passionate, hard-working professionals. We strive to build an inclusive and respectful working environment, where all employees are valued for their contributions to our mission.
Ecojustice offers a comprehensive benefits program, which includes:
- Transportation incentives to encourage an environmentally friendly commute to work; and
Ecojustice is 100 per cent funded by individuals and organizations who share our values. To learn more about how we are building the case for a better earth, please visit: www.ecojustice.ca.
About the Role:
If you are a law student who wants to work for a public interest environmental law firm next summer, then here is an outstanding opportunity for you to join Canada's legal champion for a healthy environment. Ecojustice is now seeking applications for a summer law student to work side-by-side with our top lawyers and scientists from May to August 2020 in our Toronto office.
It will be a learning experience that you will never forget! As an Ecojustice summer student, you will assist our professional staff by providing legal assistance on environmental law and policy issues by:
- Conducting legal, policy and general research and preparing legal memoranda, primarily in the areas of environmental and administrative law
- Responding to inquiries from members of the public about environmental law questions and issues
- Providing general litigation support (assisting in drafting pleadings and submissions, preparing briefs of authorities, etc.)
- Assisting in researching and writing Ecojustice Canada reports
- Assisting with requests for information and reviews under the Freedom of Information Act and Access to Information Act
- Interacting with clients and non-governmental environmental organizations
You are deeply passionate about the environment and social justice and understand the challenge and complexity of Ecojustice's work. As the ideal candidate, you:
- Are a second or third year law student
- Are familiar with environmental and administrative law
- Are aware of environmental issues
- Possess excellent research and writing skills
Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome and value the contributions of individuals who identify as members of a minority or marginalized community, and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, women, people of colour, and people with a disability.
Applications must be received on or before August 19, 2020. To apply, please submit the following materials through our Career page at www.ecojustice.ca/careers:
- Cover letter and Resume, may be addressed to "Ecojustice Hiring Committee";
- Law school transcripts;
- Writing sample, preferably a legal research memo from law school or your previous experience, 7 10 pages maximum; and
- 3 letters of recommendation.
For your reference, the timeline we will be following is laid out below:
August 19, 2019
Interview call day
October 25, 2019
November 4-6, 2019
November 6, 2019
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mila Coad, People & Culture Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-685-5618 ext. 244.