Job Posting 85540

Articling Student (2023 - 2024)
British Columbia Law Institute
British Columbia
The University of British Columbia, 1822 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
closes in 51 days (Fri, 30 Sep)
full time  •  49,000 plus benefits, professional dues and opportunities for continuing professional development.

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) and its division, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is hiring an articling student to join us between May and September 2023 (specific start date flexible). This is a full-time position for a 12 month term. The successful candidate will have an interest in addressing fundamental legal and systemic issues and promoting the development of better laws for all peoples in British Columbia and better futures for aging populations in Canada.

The BCLI has recently launched our Reconciling Crown Legal Frameworks Program, which will research the alignment of Crown laws with BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. We are developing a work program that will support making Crown laws consistent with Indigenous governance and the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We welcome applicants who may have an interest in the innovative law reform opportunities that will arise from this work.

Applications are being accepted until the position has been filled.


The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is a not-for-profit law reform agency that has worked to improve and modernize the law since 1997. Our work is intended to strengthen laws, develop just and innovative solutions, and increase access to justice in British Columbia through independent scholarly research, writing and educational tools for law reform. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is a division of the BCLI focused on matters related to aging. It is recognized internationally for its expertise in elder law.


You will work as part of the BCLI/CCEL team, conducting legal research, writing and analysis in support. You will participate in consultations with stakeholders to support law and policy reform activities, engage with our partner organizations and colleagues. (reference the articling student areas). (governance piece). You will help produce content for our publications, including law reform reports, study papers and public legal education tools. This position will include a secondment to an advocacy organization to fulfil the articling requirements.  


$49,000 plus benefits, professional dues and opportunities for continuing professional development. Vacation is 2 weeks, in addition to our office closure from December 24 to January 1st annually.

The BCLI conducts its work on at the Peter A. Allard School of Law on the unceded territories of the Musqueam (xʷmәθkʷәy̓әm), Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Tsleil-Waututh (Sәlílwi әtaʔ/Selilwitulh) peoples. The position may include a combination of remote-based and in-office work.


Applications should include a cover letter and resume detailing relevant experience. Please submit your application to Karen Campbell, Executive Director, at with the subject line “Articling Student Position”.

We anticipate interviewing short-listed candidates via remote videoconferencing. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please contact us at with any questions about the position, including any requests to meet your accessibility needs in relation to the application process.
The BCLI values diversity, and particularly acknowledges the expertise applicants may bring related to their identity and personal experiences. We welcome applications from members of communities experiencing structural discrimination, including Indigenous people, racialized people, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary People, Two-Spirit people, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify any personal characteristics or experiences that support our commitment to diversity if they feel comfortable doing so.


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