Every year Innocence Canada is grateful for the team of law students who assist in our important work. Our students create materials for and deliver public legal education, conduct research and assist with case work. While dedicated students greatly increase our capacity as an organization, it is a huge undertaking to supervise students. As such, we are only able to accept a small number of student volunteers at certain times of the year. If you are interested in volunteering during the academic year, please send your resume and a statement of interest to email@example.com. If we are not accepting volunteers at that time, your application will be kept on file.
Innocence Canada is able to hire one articling student per year through the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Public Interest Articling Fellowship Program.
Our 2017-2018 articling student is Marie Teeple
Marie entered the Faculty of Law at Western University as a mature student having worked in health care, retail, and business while raising four children. Volunteering in her community has always been important to Marie and during law school, she volunteered as an English language group leader for international students, a caseworker at Western Law’s Community Legal Services Clinic, and as an associate caseworker with the Pro Bono Students Canada Family Law Project at the London courthouse. Additionally, as an LSAT prep course instructor, Marie partnered with Western University’s Indigenous Services, Western’s Faculty of Law, and the Princeton Review to offer a unique introductory LSAT course for Indigenous students interested in law school.
Throughout law school, Marie was inspired by numerous gifted speakers and was especially motivated by hearing David Milgaard, William Mullins-Johnson, Jordan Carter, and James Lockyer speak about wrongful convictions. Marie is thrilled to be articling with Innocence Canada doing advocacy work with the organization that she has long admired. She is enjoying the many great coffee shops in Toronto and the beautiful waterfront bike trials, and is looking forward to finding a rec volleyball league in her new community.
For the last few summers, we have had amazing summer students who have done incredible work. While Innocence Canada does not have the resources to employ summer students, many law schools in Canada have fellowship programs that give students funding or academic credit for their work at Innocence Canada.
The application period for law student summer fellowship positions with Innocence Canada is now closed. If you are interested in learning more about the application process for 2019 fellowship positions, please contact Stéphanie Nowak, Legal Education Program Coordinator.