Calgary

The Calgary office offers two types of student programs: the summer student program and the articling student program. Both programs are subject to the rules and requirements of the Law Society of Alberta.

summer student program

Our summer student program runs from the beginning of May to mid-August. It begins with a week of orientation and training sessions together with in-house seminars and also includes social events.

The summer program provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas and to work directly with partners and associates on client matters. We do not offer a formal rotation program and students may be assigned work from all practice areas, including energy law, litigation, regulatory law, oil and gas transactions and general corporate commercial matters. If students have a specific area of interest, we make every effort for them to work in that area of law. We anticipate that most, if not all, of our summer students will return to article with us.

articling student program

Our articling program begins in either June or July and runs for a twelve month period pursuant to the requirements of the Law Society of Alberta. We see our articling program as a natural extension of our summer program. The number of summer students we hire therefore correlates with the number of articling students we would like to have, as well as with our projected future associate requirements.

The articling program does not provide a formal rotation system. Students work directly with partners and associates on client matters and are encouraged to seek work from lawyers who practice in areas of interest to the student. Students are considered important and valued members of the team and are given responsibility backed up with guidance. They are also provided with support by their mentors, who will meet with them on a regular basis.

Articling students are offered a range of training, in-house seminars and CLE courses throughout their articles. Evaluations are conducted as part of articles. Social events are organized for our students throughout the year.

hiring practice and process

For both our summer and articling programs we conduct our practices and process in accordance with the requirements set by the Law Society of Alberta. Please note that we are not presently accepting applications for 2017/2018 articling positions.

With respect to the summer program, we focus on recruiting students in their second year of law school for positions the following summer. We do not currently hire first year summer students.

Students should contact their law school's Career Development Office (CDO) regarding the application process. Students should submit applications through the viRecruit Applicant Portal, found here: www.vilawportal.com.

The deadline for applications for Summer 2017 positions is September 26, 2016, however if you wish to be considered for on-campus interviews you must apply by September 9, 2016. In an effort to streamline our interview process, we are aiming to schedule all in-firm interviews during the week of October 3-7, 2016. Best efforts will be made to accommodate students who are unable to attend during this time period.

An application package should consist of a cover letter, resume, copies of official law school and post-secondary transcripts, and second and third year course lists. We would also appreciate receiving law school GPA. Letters of reference are accepted but not required. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by e-mail.

Applications should be addressed to:
McMillan LLP
Royal Centre
1055 West Georgia Street
Suite 1500, P.O. Box 11117
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 4N7

Attention: Ilana Schrager, Manager, Professional Growth and Management

We endeavor to promptly reply to inquiries about our firm and our student programs during the application and interview period. However, due to the volume of messages we receive during this period, we may not be able to acknowledge receipt or respond, as we give priority to answering specific questions raised by students.

McMillan is committed to providing support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process or in order to successfully submit an application, please email us or contact us at 1.888.622.4624 and ask to be transferred to the National Director, Human Resources to submit your accommodation request.

McMillan is committed to equal opportunity without discrimination.

student recruitment team


Ilana Schrager
Manager, Professional Growth and Management
Tel: 604.484.1132
Email: ilana.schrager@mcmillan.ca

McMillan LLP
Royal Centre
1055 West Georgia Street
Suite 1500, P.O. Box 11117
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 4N7