Windsor Law Social Justice Fellowship
Step 1: Any student interested in applying for the George Barrett Social Justice Fellowship must send an email to VLS Barrett Fellowship by February 12, 2023 with a description of the proposed project and potential host organization. Applicants whose proposed projects meet the award criteria will be invited to submit a full application as described in Stage 2. Where: Fellows will collaborate with a health system, public agency, or community organization on social justice projects, These sponsors include: Windsor Law awarded six Social Justice Fellowships for the summer of 2015. These scholarships provide financial, professional development and networking support to students interested in promoting social justice. Since the program`s inception in 2005, students have received more than $270,000 in financial assistance to support their international and domestic social justice efforts. Laura Stairs is currently in her second year at Windsor Law. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies with a concentration in Politics and Gender Studies from Queen`s University. In the past, Laura has worked at Legal Assistance Windsor, served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Clinical Legal Education and volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. Laura hopes to advance her work for social justice through an internship at Kituo Cha Sheria in Nairobi, Kenya.
What: The 2021-22 Social Justice Research Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for University of Pittsburgh faculty in all six schools of health sciences. The Social Justice Fellowship combines science, awareness of “health culture” and “empowerment activism” through a collaborative integration framework for academic health sciences. The research focuses on race issues and the social determinants of equality, health and well-being. The Windsor Law Social Justice Fellowship Program is designed to support students interested in advocating for social justice in a national or international context and to enhance the capacity of future social justice advocates to work towards the protection of human rights and the pursuit of social justice goals. The program is designed to enable fellows to experience rewarding professional and intellectual opportunities. What expectations did your clients have of the law? How did they understand what the law is, what it should be and/or what the concept of justice is? What did they want, and how does that compare to what you think is justice? Host Organization Requirements: The host organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or a public defense attorney`s office with at least one attorney. The host organization must be willing to hire the fellow during the one-year fellowship period and allow the fellow to be included in his/her health insurance. The host organization must also commit to providing the recipient with the legal oversight and support necessary for the success of the project. Yasmeen Peer is currently in her first year at Windsor Law.
She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies with a specialization in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from the University of Toronto. In addition, Yasmeen holds a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. In the past, she has volunteered for the National Lawyers Guild, Abraham`s Vision, UNRWA Gaza Palestinian Refugee Camp and Ingen Magazine. Yasmeen is an active volunteer with the National Pro Bono Student Network and enjoyed performing in vagina monologues. His fellowship will be completed in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Objective: To engage the fellow in projects that address structural inequality and racism while engaging in experiential learning opportunities focused on social justice issues related to health and well-being. The Bureau of Health Sciences, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud to announce the creation and launch of our Social Justice Research Award. The new fellowship is a unique development activity for faculty from the six (6) schools of health sciences committed to social justice. The first cohort of six fellows begins in February 2022.
Students applying to work with the LCO must have strong research skills, excellent writing skills, and an interest in access to justice, public order, and legal reform. The ability to read, write and/or speak French is an advantage. Students can work remotely. Lindsay Carbonero is in her second year at Windsor Law and holds an Honours BA in Political Science from York University. Prior to attending Windsor Law, Lindsay worked for a year at a national not-for-profit organization. In 2014, Lindsay was awarded the Transnational Law and Justice Network Fellowship. As part of this fellowship, Lindsay conducts supervised research with Professor Waters and Professor Xavier, in collaboration with Amnesty International, on issues of international criminal law. She is currently a project assistant to Professor Adam Vasey and supports research related to the development, design and implementation of an external program for social justice in law. She hopes to use her legal education and the opportunity of the Social Justice Fellowship to advocate for social justice and human rights. An active member of the Windsor legal community, Lindsay is involved with the Pro Bono Student Network, AskLaw, and the Women`s Legal Education and Action Fund. She will spend her fellowship in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The successful student will work on a summer project that explores pressing issues of social justice in cyberspace. In particular, the student, in collaboration with Jacqueline Horvat, Francesca Provenzano and other Spark lawyers, will investigate the state of the law in Ontario and other provinces of Canada regarding the unauthorized online disclosure of intimate or sensitive photos, videos or other documents, and ultimately other cyberoffences or crimes. The research project may include developing legal arguments in support of claims made by victims of unauthorized disclosure of intimate or sensitive information (e.g. Data protection, tort, copyright) and exploring various policy options to improve the legal protection of these victims (or other cybercrimes or cybercrimes).