Law Students Wanted to Participate in CIAJ’s Provincial Roundtables on Jury Representation
In the spring and fall of 2019, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) will organize provincial roundtables on the topic of systemic barriers to the representation of Indigenous peoples and racialized minorities on juries in Canada.
The roundtables will take place in Manitoba (April 6, 2019), British Columbia (June 1, 2019), Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada respectively (specific dates to come). Law students studying or living in these provinces are invited to participate in the organization of the discussions.
The roundtables will gather members of Indigenous communities living within the province and members of the province’s judiciary, bar association and academic institutions. Defence and Crown lawyers will also be included in the discussion. Together the participants will address procedural barriers arising from their province’s jury selection regime.
Students will work alongside members of the Roundtable Planning Committee and will get the chance to research case law, doctrine and legislation governing a province’s jury process, as well as the general federal criminal jury selection process. Following the roundtables, they will be invited to draft and publish a report to promote the results of the discussion.
How to participate
Students are encouraged to send their CV and a cover letter explaining their willingness to participate in this project. Please submit your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2019.
CIAJ promotes excellence and leadership in the administration of justice through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. Since its inception in 1974, the CIAJ has kept a critical eye on our justice system and explored cutting-edge issues likely to improve the administration of justice and preserve a strong and independent judiciary.
About CIAJ’s Student Section
The CIAJ Student Section is a gathering place for law students across Canada. In addition to building bridges between students, the Section is an exclusive learning platform, offering numerous networking opportunities and enriching meetings with key players in the Canadian legal arena.