Generally, we hire six summer students every year.
We will be hiring 2021 summer students in accordance with the Vancouver Bar Association Guidelines. Due to the issues surrounding the pandemic, the summer student recruiting period has been moved to early 2021. The deadline for summer student applications is January 20, 2021. On campus interviews (“OCIs”) will occur from early to mid-February 2021, and will be conducted remotely through video technology. Please speak with your Career Services Officer to determine the OCI date for your school. We plan to participate in OCIs for virtually all Canadian schools. Interview Week starts March 8, 2021. We are hopeful that those interviews will be conducted in person but we recognize that may not be possible. We will evaluate the circumstances as we get closer to those dates.
To apply for our summer student program, please send your cover letter, resume, a copy of your law school transcript and your undergraduate marks to the attention of Christine York, Director of Associate + Student Programs. Please provide an “unofficial transcript” of the first semester of 2L, if an official version is unavailable when you apply. You may also include reference letters, and a list of law courses you intend to take, although these are not required.
We do understand that issues related to the pandemic changed the manner in which many Canadian law schools evaluated their students and law school transcripts may look quite different for the 2019/20 school year. We emphasize that we take a holistic approach to recruitment and law school transcripts are just one of many factors we consider we reviewing applications.
Applications can be submitted through the online portal, vilawportal.com, or by mail or e-mail.