About the Project
Level will be working with Indigenous youth to create a resource regarding the Canadian criminal justice system. The resource will be culturally anchored, featuring the input, illustrations and artwork of the Indigenous youth participants as well as Indigenous teachings and guidance from Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Designed to be both informative and preventative, the resources will focus on youth in grades seven and eight and will increase their capacity to navigate the legal issues that impact their lives.
We are seeking law student volunteers to conduct research to help us to identify common justice issues facing youth, and to draft related summaries of law, including highlighting important jurisprudence and legal processes, as well as outlining the rights, obligations, and options for youth required to navigate these issues.
November - December: call for applications
January - March: topic area research and summary drafting
Who Should Apply?
Law students who are interested in researching and writing in the area of Canadian criminal justice, and who have an awareness and understanding for the ways in which colonial systems impact the lives of Indigenous people. Students with an interest in how Indigenous laws intersect with the Canadian system are also encouraged to apply. Generally, research students should:
- be available to participate in research activities 3-5 hours per week;
- be respectful and open-minded;
- be open and flexible to change-- the final content and design of the resource will depend fully on the results of youth evaluations and consultations. As such, research fellows 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
The application for this project is closed.