CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: IPilogue Editors (2019/2020 Academic Term)

The IPilogue is the first blog of its kind populated with entries from student editors at law schools across Canada and around the world, as well as postings from expert bloggers from across the globe.

The blog contains comments and thoughts about current pressing intellectual property, technology, privacy and related legal issues and has a wide-ranging following in Canada and internationally from government, industry, academia, other expert groups and members of the general public.

Many student posts have enabled greater employment opportunities for students, sparked informed debates on various issues, and led to publication in leading journals and a following in a number of law and policy forums.

IP Osgoode invites applications from JD and graduate students from law schools across Canada and internationally.

Positions Available

IPilogue Contributing Editor (8-10 positions)

As part of the IPilogue Editorial team you will be contributing evidence-based blogs on current IP, technology, privacy and related legal issues.

Term: September 2019 – April 2020, with a possibility to continue on for the summer term (May 2020 – August 2020) and the 2020/2021 academic year.

Time Demands:  Estimated average of 5-6 hours per week (i.e. 1 blog post every 2 weeks)

Qualifications:

  • An interest in learning about current IP law and technology issues
  • Ability to write in a concise and clear manner
  • Respect/openness for differing opinions and evidence-based issue analysis

Application Process:

Deadline: Friday September 6, 2019

Please provide the following materials via email to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca by Friday September 6, 2019. Please send the materials using the email subject line “IPilogue Application Submission”.

  • One page cover letter (briefly outlining your interests in IP law)
  • Resume and unofficial grades
  • A writing sample in blog format on an IP issue (500 words maximum)

Note: This is a volunteer part-time position.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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