Upcoming Information Session

 

Welcome to ILP! 

First of all, thank you all for your interest in ILP – it has been great to meet so many of you over the past couple weeks. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, we will be hosting a brief information session on
Wednesday Sept. 28 from 1:00-2:00 in Room 1001.

This will be a great opportunity to chat with some of the newly returned fellows, learn a little bit more about the summer opportunities available with ILP, and snag a free pizza lunch!

We hope to see you all again on Sept. 28, and in the meantime please feel free to visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OsgoodeILP/), or get in touch by e-mail.

 

Call for Applications: Summer Fellowship Opening

Are you still looking for summer legal experience?

ILP is seeking passionate applicants who are looking for an incredible summer experience providing free legal assistance and capacity-building support to a highly- valued international partner organization. The spot has opened up with ILP’s partner organization Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) for a Summer 2016 fellowship in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This will be ILP’s second year working with BLAST and we are eager to maintain this partnership for many years to come.

BLAST, founded in 1993, is the largest dedicated non-governmental legal services organization in Bangladesh, operating in over nineteen districts. They provide legal aid services to women, men and children in need and without means, engage in capacity- building activities with lawyers and paralegals, and undertake strategic litigation and advocacy, facilitating access to legal aid across the spectrum from the frontlines of the formal justice system to the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. BLAST envisions a society based on the rule of law in which every individual, including the poor, marginalized and excluded, in particular women, children, peoples with disabilities, adivasis, and dalits, have access to justice and in which their human rights are respected and protected.

Please see the description of the project and the long proposal for more information about their work and the placement.

Applications should be submitted to osgoodeilpmarketing@gmail.com
by Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

Please check our call for applications for application requirements.

Any questions can be sent to Serwaah Frimpong, BLAST Project Director and 2015 fellow, at maamefrimpong@osgoode.yorku.ca, or Erin Elias, 2015 fellow, at erinelias@osgoode.yorku.ca.

 

Framed Experiences 2016

We are one week away from our largest fundraising event of the year! On Tuesday, March 8, 2016 we will be gathering at Stikeman Elliot, LLP for our Framed Experiences Silent Photo Auction. The funds raised will go to help fund this year’s fellowships!

Date: Tuesday, March 8th
Time: 6pm to 9 pm
Location: Stikeman Elliot, LLP – 5300 Commerce Court West, Toronto
Take a look at a preview of this year’s selected photos and their corresponding stories from each photographer!

 

 

 

 

Exciting OPIR Opportunity: ILP Remote Research Project

ILP work, international research experience, and OPIR hours from the comfort of your own home:

Organization: UN Special Rapporteur (UN SR) for Food

Number of Students: 1-3
Project Description:

The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food is a Special Rapporteur who works for the United Nations and reports on the right to food.

Volunteers are needed to conduct research, write and edit on issues related to UN SR’s upcoming official reports to the UN Human Rights Council on the following topics: Gender and the Right to Food, Food Waste, Refugees and their right to food and Nutrition and the right to food. This may involve coordinating with a team of researchers and experts on the specific areas who will provide overall direction on the content of the report as well as the UN SR herself. Other opportunities include assisting with the development of briefing notes or issuing papers, as well as assisting with investigations into specific complaints received by the UN SR and with the background preparation for country visits by the UN SR, when needed.

 

Time commitment:

5-10 hours per week. Virtual meetings or phone calls will occur, likely to be every 1 – 3 weeks depending on the project. Students may have the opportunity to continue their involvement with the UNSR beyond the end of April, as the project extends to May 2017.

 

How to apply

This positions is open to all levels of students who demonstrate interest in social justice, right to food and/or human rights.

Relevant qualifications: strong communication, advocacy, research and writing skills.

If interested please apply with a CV and a brief writing sample (up to 10 pages) by February 5 (Friday) at 11:59 PM. Please explain why you are interested in taking on a remote research position and what draws you to the one(s) you are applying for. Send your application package in one PDF document to EkinOber2015@osgoode.yorku.ca.

 

Want more information on our projects?

More information on the project, along with contact information will be available after selections have been made but feel free send any questions you have in the interim to EkinOber2015@osgoode.yorku.ca.

The 2016 Fellowships are OPEN

Develop and further your legal career by spending your summer at one of eight outstanding non-governmental organizations abroad! In between experiencing life and culture in a foreign country, you will be able to gain practical and valuable legal experience, network with international legal professionals, and enhance key personal and interpersonal skills.

Find out more about our Summer 2016 Fellowships here and about the application process here. Deadline is Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Learn more about these exciting opportunities by coming out to ILP’s Project Launch from 5-7pm at The Underground. Enjoy a lovely selection of wine and cheeses while conversing with past fellows, project directors, and the ILP executive. It’s a great opportunity to obtain unique insight into what it’s like to participate in an ILP Fellowship and what it can offer you in future employment endeavours.

ATTENTION INCOMING STUDENTS: We’re Looking For Applicants

Hello everyone and welcome to the new academic year! We are looking forward to seeing new and returning faces around Gowlings this week.

We will be hosting some information sessions in September to help you learn more about International Legal Partnership’s mid-year clinical opportunities, outreach programs, and our international summer internships. Come hear about ways to get involved and upcoming opportunities to volunteer abroad!

The best way to get a feel for ILP and its programs is to join the Executive, or a Subcommitee! Click here to read about the available positions and to download the Executive and Subcommittee application instructions. Applications are due September 14, 2015 by 11:59 pm.

OPENING: Summer Fellowship in INDIA with THE CONCERNED FOR WORKING CHILDREN (CWC)

Still looking to gain legal experience this summer? Look no further! An ILP Fellowship has opened up with The Concerned for Working Children (CWC) in Bangalore, India!

The Concerned for Working Children has been working in the field of child labour since 1980. ILP has sent Fellows to this amazing organization since 2011. Past Fellows have worked on legal research to assist CWC with their child rights work in India. For more information about the Fellowship, visit our website to see the 2015 project proposal.

If interested, please send a one page statement of interest and your resume to ILPCommunications@osgoode.yorku.ca.

In your statement of interest please address these three questions:

1) Why are you interested in applying for an ILP Fellowship with CWC?
2) What experience have you had working/living with people from other cultures (in Canada or abroad) and what you have learned from those experiences?
3) What makes you a good candidate for an ILP placement with CWC? Evaluate your suitability by drawing from previous work, personal, and volunteer or academic experiences.

Applications are due by 11:59pm Friday, March 13th. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted over Skype.

We are also excited to let you know that each ILP fellow is guaranteed to receive a minimum of $3,500 towards their ILP summer fellowship.

Participating in ILP also requires you to take a three credit course in the fall term. If you have a full credit fall term intensive, unfortunately, you are unable to participate in an ILP Fellowship. (But winter intensives are all good!)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

Framed Experiences Silent Photo Auction: Preview this year’s selection of photos

Mark your calenders! Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm ILP presents our annual silent photo auction ‘Framed Experiences’.

ILP is excited to showcase the amazing photos (you can preview them here)  taken by last year’s fellows in their various placements. We look forward to your support in raising funds for this year’s fellows.

This year Framed Experiences will be hosted by McCarthy Tétrault 

Suite 5300 - TD Bank Tower 
66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5K 1E6

 

Remember,  the auction opens Friday at 4:30 PM.  For those unable to attend the auction, e-bids will be accepted in advance. To submit an e-bid, please complete the form below.

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The ILP Executive

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Applications for Summer 2015 Fellowships are OPEN!

Develop and further your legal career by spending your summer at one of eight outstanding non-governmental organizations abroad! In between experiencing life and culture in a foreign country, you will be able to gain practical and valuable legal experience, network with international legal professionals, and enhance key personal and interpersonal skills.

Find out more about our Summer 2015 Fellowships here and about the application process here. Deadline is Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Learn more about these exciting opportunities by coming out to ILP’s Wine & Cheese from 5-7pm at The Underground. Enjoy a lovely selection of wine and cheeses while conversing with past fellows, project directors, and the ILP executive. It’s a great opportunity to obtain unique insight into what it’s like to participate in an ILP Fellowship and what it can offer you in future employment endeavours.

Information Sessions:
Monday, January 12th 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Come chat with us in Gowlings Hall!

Monday, January 19th, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Rm. 2003.
Learn more about each of the Summer 2015 Fellowships being offered and the application process. Students will have the opportunity to ask any questions they have about either the placements or application process.

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