Conflict Analytics Lab Summer Research Position 

The Conflict Analytics Lab (CAL) is a research-based consortium concerned with the application of data science and machine learning to dispute resolution. Conflict analytics is the process of extracting actionable knowledge from law but also from negotiation, mediation, and settlement agreements. CAL law students work to develop, innovate, and publish legal technology alongside data scientists. 

JD Law students in CAL are responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of each project, as well as assisting in coordinating the lab’s responsibilities. It is important to note that law students do not need a robust knowledge of data science or machine learning. However, they need to be able to work harmoniously with our experts in those fields. Candidates should be willing to learn about legal technology and predictive analytics and be able to conduct data annotation and demonstrate understanding of the projects and legal data. The candidate will be facilitating the successful delivery of CAL’s Research projects. 

The Conflict Analytics Lab has undertaken several research projects in collaboration with industry partners, including BLG LLP and Deel Inc. The Lab is working on projects in the following fields: 

  • OpenJustice (Creation of an open access generative AI designed for law) 
  • Taxation (stock options and tax system for independent contractors) 
  • Remote Worker Rights (Global pensions, stock options, IP, leasing of EOR) 
  • Employment Law (determination of worker status; series of predictive employment tools that determines whether a worker is entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay, and vacation pay; and harassment investigation process assessor) 
  • Dispute Settlement (an intelligent negotiation system) 
  • Social Media (a tool dedicated to hate speech determination) 
  • Information Privacy (a look into assessing compliance in data privacy) 


CAL invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Diana Turner-Oke, Human Resources and Staffing Officer at 

Previous experience with the CAL is welcomed, but not required. 

A complete application consists of: 

1) Cover letter; 

2) Current and complete resume/CV; 

3) Transcripts; 

4) Two references who may be contacted; 

5) Reference Letters (Optional); 

6) Please submit in one single pdf; and 

7) Please Use Subject Title: “CAL Summer Research Student 2023, Last Name, First Name” 


• The CAL intends to hire up to 10 RAs for the summer. 

• Pay: $20/hour. 

• Hours: Full-time 35 hours/week. 

• Duration: Mid-May to end of August employment. 

• Work can be completed remotely. 

Please submit your complete application to Diane Turner-Oke by email at 

Due Date: Candidates will be selected for an interview on a rolling basis. However, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by March 22nd, 2023. 

We thank all applicants who apply to this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.