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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 extension.


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.


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How to Apply


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