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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
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-
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
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html, and for the Schulich School of Law Strategic
Plan, see https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law/about/strategic-directions-2017-
How to Apply
Applications should include a cover letter and resume Applications should be
submitted online at: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/11096.