Student Research Assistantship Program

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011

The Student Research Assistantship 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 7, 2011. 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:

  • Assisted human reproductive technologies;
  • Broadcast;
  • Consumer protection online;
  • Copyright;
  • Copyright policy;
  • Cyberjustice (digitization of court processes);
  • Digital cartography and the law;
  • E-commerce;
  • Girls and young women online;
  • Neuroscience and the law;
  • Implantable devices and artificial organs;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Intellectual property and international development;
  • International IP;
  • Law and literature;
  • Net neutrality;
  • Open access;
  • Privacy;
  • Privacy and lawful access;
  • Privacy / surveillance;
  • Public outreach / education (multimedia skills required);
  • Robotics and automation;
  • Technology and (social) justice;
  • Telecom;
  • Trademarks;

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00PM on November 18, 2011 to be eligible.

Placement: Selected students will be advised of their professor placement on December 9, 2011. Research will be carried out during the January and Winter 2012 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 Madelaine Saginur at

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