The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), based at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario, is a non-partisan think tank focused on issues of international law, global governance, economics, policy and security. CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) provides leading academics, government and private sector legal experts, as well as students from Canada and abroad with the opportunity to contribute to advancements in international law. The ILRP aims to have recognized impact on how international law develops and is brought to bear on significant global issues. The program's mission is to connect knowledge, policy and practice to build the international law framework - the globalized rule of law - to support international governance of the future.
The ILRP has an opening for one (1) articling student for the 2017 – 2018 year starting in the fall of 2017. The program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to work on a variety of in-house corporate legal matters pertaining to contract, employment, and regulatory compliance matters and at the same time pursue international law research interests in international intellectual property law, international economic law, international environmental law, and international Indigenous law. Under the direction of the ILRP Program Director and CIGI’s General Counsel, the Articling Student will have the opportunity to work on a range of corporate legal files involving legal research, advice and drafting. The student will also conduct legal research in one or more of the ILRP’s areas of research focus:
International economic law:
International intellectual property (IIP) law:
International environmental law:
International Indigenous law:
This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, exciting work environment and be part of an internationally recognized Canadian think tank focused on global issues. This opportunity will especially appeal to students who are looking for articles that combine practical and research based experience.
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and competencies:
Applications should be received by CIGI ILRP no later than Friday April 28th.
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