Law School Summer Student

Keshen Law is hiring a Law School Summer Student! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

A promising opportunity for a first to third year law student with an interest in exploring the pursuit of a career in Indigenous Law.  This person will work with a senior lawyer on special projects on behalf of several Northwestern Ontario First Nation communities.

Employer Name: Keshen Law
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 1E9
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024
Hours of Work: Full-Time, Seasonal (Approximately 4 months to term)
Job Type: Seasonal
Wages: $20.00

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Work on one or more short-term projects with the focus on development of Indigenous child welfare law and jurisdiction
  • Engage with highly political and sensitive legal matters relating to Aboriginal and Treaty rights, First Nation law
  • Meet with clients in sometimes remote northern communities, with the supervising lawyer, in order to obtain instructions and gather information from elected officials and Elders/Knowledge Keppers
  • Summarize historical and recent legal opinions and translate them into a useable database of law
  • Create memorandums of law and assist in the writing of law specific to a First Nation community

Conditions of Employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid
  • A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s)
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Current enrollment as a 1L, 2L, or 3L student of an LLB or JD program
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish effective and maintain working relationships with various stakeholders
  • Ability to conduct research using physical and electronic research tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including explaining technical and legal information in plain language and preparing reports and legal documents
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Apply including all the following documents listed below:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic Transcript


Please send all documents to:


Doug Keshen

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