Canadian Civil Liberties Association – Talk Rights

Project Summary

One student will research and develop subject expertise in one or more timely civil liberties issue(s) in Canada and develop accessible information for the public. Past subject areas from which topics may be refined include national security, equality rights, privacy, free expression, protest rights and free assembly, etc. The student will work with CCLA staff to determine the kinds of rights materials that would be useful to the public on the topic and will work on researching and drafting those materials. Depending on the nature of the agreed-upon products (which may be in a wide range of formats, such as a short blog post or opinion piece, a resource list on a topic, an accessible case analysis on a topic of public interest, an infographic, a podcast or video on a rights issue or topic) the student will be expected to produce from 3-5 pieces of work over the course of the year.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 1 student
– Student must have an interest in civil liberties and government accountability
– Must be self-motivated, engaged in current events and/or politics, and enjoy writing

Area of Law

– Human Rights Law
– Constitutional Law

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Legal research and writing

Project Type

Legal Research and Writing Project

Project Timeline

The student volunteer on this project is expected to work on this legal research and writing during October to March (excluding December).

Project-specific training: October