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Seeking Upper-Year Fellows

As a collaborative special project with the World Refugee Council (WRC), the uOttawa Refugee Hub and Professor Allan Rock are jointly seeking talented & committed upper-year students to contribute to their work. Successful candidates will support a major academic project and support the Refugee Hub’s engagement in national and international consultations on the future of the refugee system.


The student project may include memos; paper editing; media briefs; policy briefs; events monitoring; and more. Successful candidates will join other student volunteers and will participate in a team-based, peer-mentorship participation model. Both individual and team work will be required.

Relevant substantive areas include: international and domestic anti-corruption law and policy; refugee and migration law and policy; international and domestic criminal law; constitutional and human rights law; and access to justice.

Ideal candidates possess the following:

  • Superior academic record in law school;

  • Excellent research and writing abilities;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Proven ability to work independently and in teams;

  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

Proven interest and experience in refugee law, international law and/or criminal law is an asset but is not required. Students must be registered at uOttawa in the 2017/18 academic year.

To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and law school transcript to info@refugeehub.ca with “WRC Fellowship” in the subject line, by Tuesday, September 26, 2017. No personal inquiries about the position or the status of your application please.

About the Refugee Hub, Allan Rock and the Research Project:

The Refugee Hub is a research and program initiative at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law that fosters justice and human rights for refugees through innovative partnerships, research, and programs, led by Professor Jennifer Bond. The Refugee Hub is collaborating with Allan Rock and the World Refugee Council on this exciting piece of work. Allan Rock joined the faculty this year after completing his mandate as President of the University of Ottawa (2008-2016). A graduate of our faculty, he practiced as a trial lawyer in Toronto before being elected to Parliament. During his decade in office, he served in various senior cabinet posts including Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. He subsequently served as Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. He has just completed a term at a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.