We're here to help you get your career off to a great start
The Schulich School's Law Career Development Office (CDO) role is to support and empower our law students by ensuring students have the career information and life-long career management skills necessary to achieve their long-term personal career goals.
The CDO offers comprehensive resources, programs and services including: one-on-one career and job search coaching, career planning and development workshops, resume/cover letter review, individual interview preparation assistance, and a variety of industry panels to demonstrate to students the career choices and options available to them.
Additionally, the CDO builds strategic relationships and outreach to employers and provide opportunities for students to network with local and national employers, as well as with alumni, though on-campus interviews, industry career panels, well organized firm visits in Toronto and Vancouver, the Weldon Mentor Program and the Law + Program.
A complement to Schulich Law's first-class legal education, the Law+ Program is designed to give our students a competitive advantage. It helps build the skills required to meet the demands of an ever-evolving legal services market and help individuals to make a meaningful impact in the world.
For more information on the Law+ program, please visit the page here.
Weldon Mentor Program
The Weldon Mentor Program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the legal profession through our alumni's support and guidance. Not to be confused with employment networking, the program is aimed at helping students connect with alum who see the value of mentoring and want to share their experience with current students and recent graduated.
The Schulich School of Law offers a robust and ever-growing program that provides funding to allow students to spend the summer after their first or second year completing an internship either within Canada or around the world. An internship is a great way to explore potential career paths, gain expereince, apply legal knowledge and make valuable connections.
For more information on our internship program, please visit the page here.
Events & Information Sessions
Throughout the year, the CDO holds a variety of career-focused information sessions and workshops aimed at helping students bolster skillsets, self-awareness and confidence that will aid in the professional world.
We also offer opportunities to tour firms and network with employers, and participate in recruitment events such as On-Campus Interviews and Career Fairs.
Career Counselling Services
The Career Development Office (CDO) has career advisors who provide a number of services that support students in discovering and defining their career path:
- Resume & cover letter review
- Interview prep/mock interview
- Networking advice
- General career advice