• Program - Students
  • Halifax, NS, CAN
  • Term - Subject to local law society rules

Transportation Incentive, Work/Life Balance

Status:                          Full Time, term

                                      (4 months summer placement, followed by 1 year articling placement)

Location:                      Halifax

Date Posted:                November 29, 2019

Closing Date:               January 10, 2020


About Ecojustice:

Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity. Our mission is to use the law to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all.  Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to nation-wide precedents and deliver concrete solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.

Working with Ecojustice means joining a team of passionate, hard-working professionals. We strive to build an inclusive and respectful working environment, where all employees are valued for their contributions to our mission. 

Ecojustice offers benefits such as a transportation incentive to encourage an environmentally friendly commute to work.

Ecojustice is 100 per cent funded by individuals and organizations who share our values.  To learn more about how we are building the case for a better earth, please visit:


About the Role:

Ecojustice offers a unique articling experience, focusing on environmental law.  We are currently seeking one student to work in the Halifax office for both the 2021-2022 articling term and 2020 summer term. Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to be available for the full duration of both these placements.

The student will provide litigation support to our program team of lawyers and scientists by:

  • Conducting legal, policy and general research
  • Responding to inquiries from members of the public about environmental law questions and issues
  • Preparing legal memoranda primarily in the areas of environmental and administrative law
  • Drafting pleadings and preparation of case books
  • Assisting in researching and writing Ecojustice reports
  • Assisting with requests for information and reviews under provincial and federal freedom of information legislation
  • Interacting with clients and other non-governmental environmental organizations


About You:

You are deeply passionate about the environment and social justice and understand the challenge and complexity of Ecojustice's work.  As the ideal candidate, you:

  • Are a second year law student
  • Are familiar with environmental and administrative law
  • Are aware of environmental issues
  • Possess excellent research and writing skills


Application Process:

Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.  We welcome and value the contributions of individuals who identify as members of a minority or marginalized community, and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, women, people of colour, and people with a disability.

Applications must be received on or before January 10, 2020.  To apply, please visit our careers page at

  • Cover letter and Resume, may be addressed to "Ecojustice Hiring Committee";
  • Law school transcripts;
  • Writing sample, preferably a legal research memo from law school or your previous experience, 7 10 pages maximum; and
  • 3 letters of recommendation.


For your reference, the timeline we will be following is laid out below:

Application Deadline

Jan 10, 2020

Interview call day

Jan 21, 2020

Interview week

Jan 27-29, 2020

Offers start

Feb 3, 2020


If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mila Coad, People & Culture Coordinator, by email at or by calling 604-685-5618 ext. 244.

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