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Summer Law Student

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Author ahnationtalk
Date February 27, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Legal / Paralegal
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8774
Apply By : 3/16/2018
Position Title : Summer Law Student
Department : Office of General Counsel
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : General Counsel
Position Summary : At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Summer Law Student.

Laurier’s Office of General Counsel provides legal services and support throughout the university. The Summer Law Student will assist the General Counsel in all aspects of legal work, including legal research, providing opinions, drafting letters and memoranda, analyzing proposed and existing Laurier policies, reviewing contracts and other matters as they arise. This position will run from May through August, 2018.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.

Accountabilities : Legal Review
  • Review and revise contracts as required in conjunction with the administration of Laurier’s internal contract repository
  • Administer and track contracts to ensure compliance with internal processes
  • Provide guidance to units on various contractual matters

Legal Research

  • Conduct legal research and analysis on a wide variety of legal issues, case law and legislation
  • Identify key legal principles within the university context

Policy Analysis

  • Analyze Laurier policies as required
  • Develop draft policy language

Legal Writing and Communication

  • Drafting legal documents, including letters and memoranda
  • Attend meetings with internal and external stakeholders, as required
  • Other duties as instructed by the General Counsel

Qualifications :

Education: Successful candidate must be enrolled in law program of student leading to a J.D. or L.LB. degree. Preference will be given to a student completing their second year of legal studies.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to prepare a variety of legal materials, letters and memos of law
  • Maintain a high degree of interpersonal skills, professionalism, discretion and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate good judgment and take initiative as required
  • Possess strong research and analytical skills to assess the applicability of legal principles, policy and legislation
  • Proficient in the use of internet, word processing and email applications
  • Adhere to strict deadlines and time sensitive matters

Salary : $900/week, 35 hours per week
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, limited term position from May to August 2018.
Please Note :

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a current law school transcript.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or

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