IP Osgoode Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a number of exciting opportunities with IP Osgoode including IPilogue Editors and Innovation Clinic Fellows.  See below for more information.

IPilogue: Call for Editors

The IPilogue is the first blog of its kind populated with entries by student editors from law schools across Canada and around the world, as well as guest blogs by IP experts, scholars and practitioners.

The blog contains comments and thoughts about current pressing intellectual property, technology, privacy and related legal issues (see the blog at www.iposgoode.ca) and has a wide-ranging following in Canada and internationally from government, industry, academia and from 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.

We welcome applications from Canadian and international law students.

Positions Available

(1) 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: May – August 2020, with a possibility to continue on for 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

(2) Art Editor (1 position)

As the Art Editor for IP Osgoode’s website (www.iposgoode.ca), your responsibilities will include creating weekly illustrations and graphics for use on our website and in our weekly newsletter, as well as, creating artwork for our event posters and program brochures.

Term: May – August 2020, with a possibility to continue on for the 2020/2021 academic year. 

Time Demands:  Estimated average of 2-3 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Graphic design and illustration experience
  • An interest in intellectual property law and technology issues
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • An eye for detail and design

(3)  Content Editor (1 position)

As the Content Editor, you will work closely with the Managing Editor in managing and coordinating the workflow of the IPilogue editorial team, assigning and reviewing blogs, updating and maintaining the IP Osgoode website, and creating IP Osgoode’s weekly e-newsletter, the IPIGRAM.

Time Demands: Estimated average of 5-6 hours per week

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
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • Excellent time-management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with WordPress is an asset

Term: May – August 2020, with a possibility to continue on for the 2020/2021 academic year. 

Application Process:

Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020

Please provide the following materials via email to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca:

  • 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 (750 words maximum) and/or a sample of your past illustrations and graphic design work

Please visit our archive of past issues of our weekly e-newsletter, the IPIGRAM, which contains a weekly snapshot of our website content.  Click here for our IPIGRAM Archive.

Note: This is a volunteer part-time position. Please include in the subject of the email which position you are interested in.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic: Call for Clinical Fellows (Summer 2020)

The IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, the first student-based clinic of its kind in Canada, is seeking law students from Osgoode Hall Law School to provide assistance to under-resourced inventors, entrepreneurs and start-up companies with their innovation and commercialization activities.

Positions Available:  Innovation Clinic Fellows (8-10 positions)

It is expected that the majority of the work done by students will relate to patent law.  The remaining time would be spent working on other IP-related and start-up business related needs as they arise.  The students’ work during the placement will be supervised by lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and may include:

Term: May – August 2020, with a possibility to continue on for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Note:  Please note the position is a part-time volunteer position.  Students may claim OPIR hours for work done at the Innovation Clinic.

 Qualifications:

  • an interest in IP law, technology and commercialization issues
  • responsiveness and a commitment to client service
  • attention to detail and ability to write clearly and concisely
  • excellent time-management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • you must be a 1L, 2L or 3L student at Osgoode Hall Law School
  • completion of the Legal Values: IP Commercialization Seminar course is not required but would be considered an asset
  • completion of the Intellectual Property or Patents course is not required but would be considered an asset

Application Process:

Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020

Please provide the following materials via email to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca:

  • One page cover letter (briefly outlining your interests in IP law)
  • Copy of your resume and unofficial grades
  • A sample of your written work (max. 750 words)

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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