The Ottawa Law Review (OLR ) is accepting applications for Assistant Editors for the 2018/2019 academic year. The Assistant Editor is a volunteer position is reserved for first-year law students. In some circumstances, the OLR will make exceptions for interested second-year law students.


Assistant Editors are responsible for

  • Researching primary and secondary source materials; and
  • Locating materials referenced by authors to ensure that citations are accurate.


As an Assistant Editor, you can expect to

  • Learn hard legal skills (research, writing, and critical thinking);
  • Join a collegial team environment;
  • Receive mentorship from upper-year law students;
  • Attend OLR events, such as the Annual OLR Dinner and Symposium; and
  • Network with the OLR’s alumni, who are now pillars of the Canadian legal profession.

While the OLR is a bilingual academic journal, we do not require our editors to be bilingual; the OLR seeks students who speak French, English, or both.



To apply, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter describing

  • Why you would be an ideal candidate for the Assistant Editor position; and
  • Why you would like to join the OLR; and 
  • Whether you are sufficiently bilingual to edit in French.

Please email your application package in PDF format to the attention of Human Resources Manager, Mr. Cody Watson, at before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!

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