Student Research Assistantship Program 2013

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012

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 1, 2012. Applications must be received by 5:00PM on November 9, 2012 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:

  • Copyright;
  • Trademarks;
  • Patents;
  • Industrial design;
  • International Intellectual Property;
  • Trademarks and freedom of expression;
  • Intellectual property and international development;
  • Neuroscience and the law;
  • Organ donation law and policy;
  • Assisted Human Reproductive Technologies;
  • Implantable Devices and Artificial Organs;
  • Robotics and Automation;
  • Privacy;
  • Privacy and lawful access;
  • Geospatial information and maps;
  • Girls and young women & online social media;
  • Technology and social justice;
  • Use of social media in criminal investigations;
  • Net neutrality;
  • Open access;
  • E-commerce;
  • Digital economy;
  • Telecom;
  • Broadcast;
  • Law and literature;
  • Legal history of technology;
  • Public outreach;
  • Editorial work;

Placement: Selected students will be advised of their professor placement on December 7, 2012. Research will be carried out during the January and Winter 2013 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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