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Summer Program in Calgary

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Our team in Calgary

The Calgary office is home to many professionals, and is structured to facilitate prompt and efficient response to the needs and expectations of our clients. Lawyers work in teams combining their skills and abilities to address specific client requirements. Whether a project is large or small, it is staffed by a group with the appropriate mix of experience.

 

 

 

Office details

1600, 421 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 4K9

Please note this office is an English work environment, where all applications must be in English. 

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Practice areas

Summer students are exposed to a wide array of interesting and challenging work in all of our practice areas during their tenure and have the opportunity to meet and work with many of our lawyers. The Gowling WLG Calgary Summer Program is aimed at providing students with an introductory exposure to Business Law, Advocacy and Intellectual Property.

With a broad clientele of national and multinational organizations, Gowling WLG provides students with exposure to a wide variety of industries including; Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Mining, Manufacturing, Technology and Life Sciences.

In Business Law, our practice includes:

  • General corporate/commercial
  • Technology
  • Tax
  • Energy
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Environmental law
  • Intellectual Property

In Litigation, our practice consists of:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Banking litigation
  • Employment and labour law
  • Insurance and professional liability
  • Product liability
  • Health law
  • Construction
  • Class actions
 

Application process

Law students interested in Gowling WLG Calgary summer programs are encouraged to submit their application package, including cover letter, résumé and both law school and undergraduate transcripts through the viDesktop Law Portal addressed to Jay Lalach, Manager of Student and Associate Programs. On-campus interview application deadlines set by the law schools vary. Please contact your school's career services office for more information.

Gowling WLG Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. That said, our firm is dedicated to providing equitable opportunities for employment and advancement, and to creating a more inclusive workplace for all our people, as we believe that diverse professional and administrative teams make better decisions. Applicants who are Indigenous, racialized BIPOC, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and persons with a disability are encouraged to self-identify.

Student workload

We do not set students a target number of billable hours. While we expect our students to record their time and to carry a workload similar to that of our articling students and associates, the emphasis of our summer student program is on learning and skills development.

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Professional development

 

We provide a rewarding and educational summer work experience. We actively develop our students through educational programs that provide insight, evaluation and hands-on experience with various areas of the law. Our constructive mentoring programs provide students with opportunities to work with — and learn from — our diverse and experienced professionals. Our students are also encouraged to define their own development, and to seek out and experience the work in which they are most interested.

Compensation & benefits

Our commitment to our students includes a competitive salary,  plus vacation pay. Furthermore, Gowling WLG established a guideline for agile working. The goal is to ensure a balance between working in the office and working remotely.

 

Social programs

 

We recognize that the demands of the practice should be balanced with a lawyer's need for satisfaction and fulfillment in other areas. Firm activities include a Family Fun Day, children's and staff/professional holiday parties, participation in the K-100 Relay Race, golf tournament, and firm ("TGIF") get-togethers throughout the year.

Student directory

2024

University of Alberta

Courtney Thomas

University of Calgary

Charlotte Williams
Keaton Pridham
Nicole Furlan
Nana Asante

University of Saskatchewan

Benjamin Pasiuk
Mack Dumba

University of Manitoba

Danielle Rabichuk
Kaedyn Lashley

 

2023

University of Alberta

Robyn MacDonald

University of Calgary

Keaton Pridham
Cameron Hicks
Sana Khan

University of British Columbia

Ryan Holley

University of Saskatchewan

Benjamin Pasiuk
Ryan Collins

York University

Deborah Jin

University of Western Ontario

Nicole Furlan

University of Manitoba

Stefan Hreno

 

 

 

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