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STUDENTS

At Gowling WLG, we believe in the power of relationships to deliver tangible business results and achieve this by fostering a culture that is, above all, about people and teams.

Our people is what makes us an extraordinary law firm. Our students play an important role in the success of our firm. Likewise, we want to play a role in helping those students achieve their career goals and become successful legal practitioners.

Our culture encourages collaboration, rewards innovation and recognizes the value of well-rounded firm members. We want people who recognize the value of being a part of a strong team, but who can also show initiative and work independently when the occasion calls for it. Sure, we look for academic excellence in our students; however, at Gowling WLG, we believe that personality, attention to detail, work ethic and a sense of humour are also part of excellence.

What sets us apart?

We believe that diverse professional and administrative teams make better decisions. Applicants who are Indigenous, racialized BIPOC, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, neurodiverse, and/or persons with a disability are encouraged to self-identify. Our firm is dedicated to providing equitable opportunities for employment and advancement, and is committed to creating a more inclusive workplace for all our people. Learn more about Gowling WLG's EDI commitments and partnerships.

About our firm

We provide clients with world-class legal service and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors and services, including life sciences, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, projects and infrastructure, environmental law, Indigenous law, intellectual property, real estate, mining, oil & gas, and technology and communications. We are also home to one of the world's leading global intellectual property practices, and a full suite of business law and litigation services.

 

Articling program

We offer programs designed to encourage students exposure to the practice areas of the firm, provide contact with a wide cross-section of lawyers and agents, and offer the flexibility necessary to meet individual interests. 

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Summer program

Summer students are able to work with lawyers and agents in all of our major practice areas, each of which includes a number of specialty groups. Over the summer, students discover the scope and intricacy of our various disciplines and are encouraged to seek work in particular areas of interest.

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Recruitment tips and FAQs

Want to know more? Take a look at the FAQs and recruitment tips. 

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Are you interested in our summer and articling student programs? Do you have questions? We want to hear from you!

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