Student Working Groups


The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy (“CILP”) fosters student participation in research on laws, institutions and policies that affect – or are affected by – innovation or technological change through advocacy, knowledge-exchange, and capacity-building initiatives that provide experiential learning opportunities for students and legal expertise to civil society. Working groups are an important means of providing experiential learning opportunities for students, cultivating student leadership, and providing legal expertise to civil society. Working Groups are led by upper year J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. students who:

  1. Develop a project that focuses on the relationships between laws, institutions, policies and innovation and/or technological change;
  2. Apply to the CILP to become an official CILP working group;
  3. Recruit student volunteers (who are predominantly first year law students);

CILP working groups are eligible to receive a small budget, will be profiled on the CILP website and, and will receive support and guidance from CILP. Working Groups can only be created by upper year J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. students enrolled in the Faculty of Law for the upcoming academic year. CILP requires the leaders of all potential working groups (including existing and past working groups) to submit a written proposal for consideration to CILP.  If approved, working group leaders (and representatives from any partner organizations) will need to sign agreements with CILP.  Click here for working group application guidelines and important dates.

To see the completed 2014-2015 CILP working group project, click here.

To see the in-progress 2016-2017 CILP working group project, click here.