Summer Research Positions

Conflict Analytics Lab will hire up to 4 research assistants.

Applications are currently being accepted for 1L and 2L research assistant positions in Conflict Analytics at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. 

The successful applicants will work with the Conflict Analytics Lab and various high-level stakeholders.

Conflict Analytics Lab

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.

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.

Research Projects

The Conflict Analytics Lab has undertaken several research projects in collaboration with industry partners, including:

• Personal injury damage assessment

• Assessment of Likelihood of Confusion between Trademark with Deep learning technology (in partnership with a European Regulator)

• Predictive analytics for customer dispute for e-commerce, hospitality, credit card fraud

• Vaccine and Malpractice Damage assessment 

• Assist with CAL’s online mediation project


CAL is looking for a candidate familiar with legal technology and predictive analytics. Ideally, the candidate has already been exposed to legal tech projects especially as a CAL volunteer. He or She must 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 projects.

CAL invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

A complete application consists of:

1) Cover letter;

2) Current and complete resume/CV;

3) Undergraduate and law school transcripts

4) Two referees who may be contacted.


• $22/hour

• 15-20 hours/week

• Mid-May to mid-August employment

• Work can be completed remotely.

Please send applications to David Liang (david.liang@queensu.ca) and Harindra Rajasekeran (h.rajasekeran@queensu.ca)

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Miranda Gavidia, Human Resources and Staffing Officer at hr.law@queensu.ca or by telephone 613-533-6000 ext. 74256.

Applications Due: April 12 at 11:59pm