About the Project
Unlike education and health care, inequitable access to justice and its devastating impacts are not well understood by the Canadian public. To combat this, Level is thrilled to announce a new research project aimed at identifying and disrupting barriers to justice in Canada. The project will take an interdisciplinary approach and engage 3-5 law, business, and/or arts students to research and identify key barriers to justice in Canada and opportunities to overcome these barriers.
Under the supervision of Level's Executive Director, and using a design thinking approach, students will frame the scope of the project, establish a workplan and work as a team to research and produce the final report, which will be published by Level in June 2018. Students may also have the opportunity to present their findings to a panel of legal disruptors at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, Ontario in May 2018.
Level research fellows will be selected from across Canada and will be expected to meet in-person and/or through teleconference/Skype. There positions are offered on a volunteer basis and fellows must be able to contribute up to five hours per week on research and project activities. Where possible, Level is committed to assisting current law students to attain academic credit for the project.
November - December: Call for Applications
January - April: Research and Draft Report
May: Present Findings
May/June: Level Publishes Report Online
Who should apply?
Level fellows aren't afraid to think and speak differently. They are innovative and engaged in their communities. Fellows must:
- be currently attending a Canadian university or college or have graduated within the last five years (2012 and later);
- have a background or demonstrated interest in law, tech or business;
- be available to participate in research activities 5 hours per week;
- be respectful and open-minded;
- be open and flexible to change--while fellows will receive supervision and guidance, they will be asked to chart their own path throughout the project and must be adaptable;
- be self-motivated and capable of working independently when necessary; and
- be able to work effectively and collegially in a team environment.
How to apply?
Applicants should apply here by 5PM EST on November 30th, 2017.