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Baker McKenzie - Toronto, Ontario

Recruitment & Hiring

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  1st Yr. Summer 2nd Yr. Summer Articling Students
Do you hire: No Yes Yes
How many did you/will you hire for:
2022 5 6
2023 6 5
2024 5 5
2025 5-7 5-7
2026 5-7 5-7
Rotation No Yes
Split/Secondment No No

First Year Summer Students


Do you recruit first year summer students?
When is the application deadline for first year summer students? N/A
When is the interviewing period? N/A
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? No
Description of first year summer program: N/A
Comments N/A
How many weeks is the first year summer program?

Second Year Summer Students


Do you recruit second year summer students?
When is the application deadline for second year summer students? To be announced by LSO
When is the interviewing period? To be announced by LSO
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? Yes
Description of the second year summer program The 14-week Summer Associate Program is designed to introduce law students to the practice of law at the Firm and to allow lawyers and summer associates to become mutually acquainted for the purpose of evaluating the interest of a future employment relationship. Every effort is made to expose summer associates to all aspects of the Firm’s practice by receiving substantive legal work, professional training and networking opportunities. We are organized into practice groups, and our summer associates are given the opportunity to work on a wide range of legal assignments, including pro bono opportunities. Because our primary goal is to offer a realistic professional experience, we place great importance on providing our summer associates with real, substantive work.
How many weeks is the second year summer program? 14


Will you be participating in OCIs this year? Yes
Schools: McGill University, Faculty of Law|Osgoode Hall Law School, York University|Queen's University, Faculty of Law|University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section|University of Toronto, Faculty of Law|University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law|University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Other Campus Recruiting

We will be recruiting students from the following law schools (outside of the OCI process)
Comments During the screening process if there are any candidates outside of the schools, we conduct OCIs at, we do reach out to them to schedule an interview.
2023 2024
No. of 1st Year Summer Students N/A N/A
No. of 1st Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions (region dependent) N/A N/A
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students 5 6
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions 5 6
Quebec: Number of future articling students working as a 2nd year summer student N/A N/A
Atlantic: No. of articling students hired during 2nd year January recruitment N/A N/A
No. of additional articling students hired (in some regions, in addition to students hired through the summer process) N/A N/A

For Quebec and Atlantic Employers: Do you allow your articling students hired to work for you during their second year summer? No

Articling Students

When do you hire articling students? We offer our summer students articling positions.
Do you still have any articling positions open for this year (starting 2024)? No
Do you anticipate having articling positions open for next year (starting in 2025) for external candidates outside of your current student hires (if any)? No
If so, how many positions do you anticipate having for external candidates? 0
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction? Yes
Description of articling program This 10-month articling program consists of rotations in our Corporate Securities/Banking & Finance, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, International Commercial, Litigation and Tax practice groups. Participants are typically involved from the initial client interview and receive formal evaluations at regular intervals throughout the term.
Do you offer internships? No


Do you accept applications for summer/articling positions from foreign trained students/lawyers? Yes
If yes, do applicants need to have an Assessment Report from the National Committee on Accreditation (in Québec, an attestation from le Barreau du Québec) before applying? Yes

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials Resume
cover letter
post secondary transcripts
law school transcripts
Comments Reference letters are optional. Please address your cover letter to the Student Commitee.

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application viDesktop Portal
2023 2024
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 4 N/A
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 6 N/A
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? N/A N/A
How many of the additional students clerked? N/A N/A

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