How to Apply

Our summer and articling programs are limited to law students. The recruitment of summer and articling students is governed by the guidelines of the Law Society of Ontario (”LSO”). Applications are only accepted through the online application portal.  Applications received otherwise will not be reviewed.

Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.

2022 Summer Program

First year law students (1L)

We will be accepting applications from candidates who are currently enrolled in their first year of law school or second year of a four-year joint degree program.

Eligible candidates should submit an application that includes their resume, cover letter, copies of all official post secondary transcripts (including law school) and a list of proposed upper year courses through the online portal. Please address your cover letter to Teri MacDonald, Director, Student Programs & Legal Recruitment.

The recruitment of first year summer students is governed by the guidelines established by the Law Society of Ontario.

The key dates for the 2022 1L Summer Student Recruitment Drive are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2022 1L Summer Student position is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
  • Intent to Call (“ITC”): An ITC email will be sent to those students who will be advancing in the recruitment process to advise that we will be reaching out on the LSO prescribed “Call Day” (see below) to make arrangements for virtual interviews during the February 22 – 24 Interview Week.
  • Call Day: In accordance with the LSO recruitment guidelines, Call Day will be taking place at 8:00 a.m. EST on February 4, 2022. Our calls will be punctual and brief in order to schedule a 90-minute interview on Day 1 of Interview Week (February 22).
  • Interview Week: First round interviews will be taking place virtually from February 22 – February 24, 2022. Candidates meeting with Osler during Interview Week should reserve 90 minutes for their first interview. Subsequent interviews on Day 2 and Day 3 will be roughly 60 minutes in length. For the duration of Interview Week, each candidate will be paired with a dedicated associate host to guide the candidate through the process.
  • Offers: In accordance with the LSO recruitment guidelines, offers of employment may not be communicated before 5:00 p.m. EST on February 24, 2022.

Second year law students (2L)

As the recruitment process for 2nd year law students concluded in November 2021, we will only be accepting applications from those who are currently enrolled in their first year of law school or second year of a four-year joint degree program.

Articling Program

2022/2023 Positions

As we have a full complement of returning summer students articling with us for the 2022-2023 term, we are not currently accepting applications to add to our 2022-2023 class.