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2023-2024 Articling Student and 2022 Summer Student

April 28 2020
Industries Legal
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Halifax, NS

Status: Full Time, Term (4 months summer 2022 placement, followed by 1 year articling placement in 2023-2024)

Location: Halifax

Date Posted: November 19, 2021

Closing Date: January 10, 2022


About Ecojustice:

Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity. Our mission is to use the law to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all. Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to nation-wide precedents and deliver concrete solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.


About the Role:

Ecojustice offers a unique articling experience, focusing on environmental law. We are currently seeking one student to work in the Halifax office for both the 2022 summer term and 2023-2024 articling term. Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to be available for the full duration of both these placements.


The student will provide litigation support to our program team of lawyers and scientists by:

  • Conducting legal, policy and general research
  • Responding to inquiries from members of the public about environmental law questions and issues
  • Preparing legal memoranda primarily in the areas of environmental and administrative law
  • Drafting pleadings and preparation of case books
  • Assisting in researching and writing Ecojustice reports
  • Assisting with requests for information and reviews under provincial and federal freedom of information legislation
  • Interacting with clients and other non-governmental environmental organizations


About You:

You are deeply passionate about the environment and social justice and understand the challenge and complexity of Ecojustice's work. As the ideal candidate, you:

  • Are a second year law student
  • Are familiar with environmental and administrative law
  • Are aware of environmental issues
  • Possess excellent research and writing skills


Application Process:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter and resume, may be addressed to "Ecojustice Hiring Committee";
  • Law school transcripts;
  • Writing sample, preferably a legal research memo from law school or your previous experience, 7 10 pages maximum; and
  • 3 letters of recommendation.


For your reference, the timeline we will be following is laid out below:


Application Deadline: January 10, 2022

Interview call day: January 14, 2022

Interview week: January 25-27, 2022

Offers start: January 28, 2022


Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from individuals with the relevant technical skills, and especially those who are Indigenous, Black, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, and/or members of marginalized populations. If you are a member of any of these groups, we welcome you to self-identify within your application, cover letter, or resume.