Fellowship candidates are senior employees in public interest organizations dedicated to law reform, legal advocacy, or the justice system. Candidates need not have a degree in law.
Academic hosts must be either a law school or a department dedicated to legal or justice studies, including but not limited to criminology, sociology, social work, political science or law and society programs.
The Law Foundation of Ontario is looking for creative proposals for new work; the proposal cannot be for replacement faculty to teach an existing course. Ideally, all three partners (fellow, academic institution and public interest organization) will expose one another to distinct and challenging perspectives on law and the justice system.
Where tenable, fellowship candidates interested in spending time at a law school may consult the appended list of CLJF law school contacts who may be approached to discuss opportunities.
The selection of the recipient of this fellowship will be based on merit. In assessing each application, the Foundation will consider:
- The proposal’s clarity and fit with the objectives of this fellowship program
- The partners’ ability to deliver on commitments
- The fellowship candidate’s leadership in the community and in justice-related areas
- Actively promoting equity and inclusion for all individuals
- The extent to which the fellowship would have a transformative effect on legal education or legal research – in other words, the promise of the individual and the promise of the project/collaboration