Law & Technology First-Year Intern Program 2014

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The First-Year Intern Program was developed to provide University of Ottawa law students with financial assistance, to cultivate mentoring relationships, and to offer an early opportunity to work with faculty from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society on current research initiatives.

Eligibility: This program is exclusively for 1st year students in both the English and French common law program. Selected students will receive $1000 remuneration for their work.

How to Apply: Students may submit applications starting November 1, 2013. Applications must be received by 5:00PM on November 11, 2013 to be eligible. Please submit your application by email to Applications need only include a cover letter and your curriculum vitae. Students do not need to provide transcripts. Students must indicate their desired areas of research from among the following list:

  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property management
  • International intellectual property policy
  • Copyright
  • Copyright, privacy & anonymity in litigation
  • Privacy
  • Surveillance
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Internet governance
  • E-commerce
  • Spam
  • Open data and content licensing
  • Legal issues relating to open data (with a focus on privacy and intellectual property)
  • Crowdsourcing and citizen science
  • Telecom and broadcast
  • Law and literature
  • Legal history of technology
  • Geospatial information and maps
  • Young Women and Social Media
  • The mind, brain and law – research in mental health, neuroscience and the law
  • Organ donation and transplantation – law, ethics and policy
  • Medical devices implants and prosthetics
  • Robots and automation technologies
  • Open Innovation and Development (Agricultural biotechnology, Plant genetic resources, Bio-energy, Food security, Traditional agricultural practices)

Placement: Selected students will be advised of their professor placement on the week of December 9, 2013. Research will be carried out during the January and Winter 2014 semester as coordinated by your supervisor (Approximately 5 hours per week for 12 weeks, for a total of approximately 60 hours).

For more information contact Bat Chen Stilmann-Hirsch at

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