Schulich School of Law - Staff Lawyer, initio Technology & Innovation Clinic

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August 3, 2022

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for a Staff

Lawyer, initio Technology and Innovation Law Clinic, to commence as soon as

possible. This is a term position for 12 months (negotiable), with the possibility of


Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually

championing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. The University

encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons

with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent

(especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation

and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of

our community. For more information, please visit

Dalhousie’s initio Technology and Innovation Law Clinic opened in March 2020. The

Clinic is operated by the Schulich School of Law and provides early-stage start-ups

with access to legal advice, information, and services. The Clinic’s staff and

students collaborate with other support services in the innovation ecosystem in

Nova Scotia to provide much needed assistance to entrepreneurs starting high-

growth companies

Reporting to the Director of the Law and Technology Institute at the Schulich

School of Law, the Staff Lawyer will provide legal advice and services to early-

stage companies in the areas of corporate law, intellectual property law, and

technology law. The Staff Lawyer will work directly with other entities in the

innovation ecosystem in Nova Scotia. Working closely with the Instructor of Record

for the clinical advocacy law course, the Staff Lawyer will mentor and supervise an

articled clerk and senior law students, and participate in the evaluation of student

performance. This position requires some business development activities,

including presentations to early-stage start-up groups in the community.

Applicants should be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, or

eligible for admission in a short time frame, with at least five year’s experience (or

equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. Corporate law

experience is essential. Experience in intellectual property and/or technology law

would be a definite asset. Experience in start-up law would be an asset.

The deadline for applications is August 23, 2022.

About the Schulich School of Law

We are a vibrant, collegial, and close-knit community of faculty and students from

around the world. We live the Weldon Tradition of unselfish public service – of

giving back and making the world a better place. The Schulich School of Law plays

an extraordinary role in Canadian and international legal education. We are a

national law school with an international reputation. We draw talented students

from every region of the country and from around the world into our JD, combined

JD/Masters, LLM, and PhD programs. We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every

form of government office, teach in law schools, innovate in the provision of private

and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive

branch of governments, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer

service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations.

We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value

the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to

students and to teaching and learning excellence. We are conscious of the

difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community

engagement at home and around the world. We value the contributions of the

founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova

Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.

For more information about our law school community, see, and for the Schulich School of Law Strategic

Plan, see


How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and resume Applications should be

submitted online at:

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