Services for students
Your career path will unfold over time, beginning prior to attending the College of Law. It is an evolving process and the career office will be with you every step of the way.
Take time on a regular basis to work on your career goals, assess why you applied to law school, think about your motivation and values, speak to lawyers and gather information about various career paths.
Be sure to review our website and the resources available through the Student Career Portal regularly, keep notes of contacts and information about law firms and recruitment activity, make decisions and develop a strategy based on your interests.
Throughout your law school journey, be sure to meet with our career development director who can help you develop a career plan and various application packages.
The Career Development Office organizes a number of events throughout the year to assist law students in their career planning efforts, including information sessions, career fairs, on-campus interviews (OCIs), receptions and law firm tours and open houses. These events are coordinated with legal employers, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) - Saskatchewan Branch and other organizations in the legal industry.
The Career Development Office offers specialized services to our law students. We strive for efficient and effective career counselling while trying not to replicate the services that students can access elsewhere such as the Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC). Therefore we have developed a process to ensure that when we meet, we can focus on issues of legal recruitment and your strategy.
A Juris Doctor is a diverse degree that provides the foundation for many exciting career options. Numerous opportunities in a variety of fields are available to our students and graduates. Visit our job posting list via the Student Career Portal.
It is suggested students utilize other sources of information in conjunction with the job postings, such as firm websites, brochures, legal directories and web searches to research opportunities and legal employers. It is also recommended that students be aware of the recruitment rules in each jurisdiction.
The College of Law Career Development Office has a number of resources available for students, including information on:
- Recruitment info
- Application materials
- Interview materials
- Dress codes
- Life after law school
Services for employers
The Canadian Bar Association Saskatchewan organizes an annual Mock Interview event for students at the College of Law. Mock interviews are conducted by volunteer lawyers who are interested in assisting law students as they prepare for interviews in the legal field. In the past, interviewers have offered resume critiques during the session, as well as a brief interview.
Find out more at cbasask.org.
The Career Development Office coordinates interviews between our law students and some out-of-province firms during On Campus Interviews (OCIs) each year in Saskatoon. These interviews are specifically for second-year law students for the upcoming summer. The legal employers that attend are primarily from Calgary but there may be others from various locations. The event includes a day of interviews and an evening reception.
The CBA Saskatchewan Branch and the Career Office coordinate this event to allow students to have access to information about various practice areas and opportunities. Law firms from across Saskatchewan visit the college to meet with students to raise awareness about the various opportunities and exciting career possibilities right here in our province.
There are three main components to the showcase:
(1) Roundtable Information sessions
(2) Showcase Career Fair
All law students are invited to attend.
This two-day event attracts over 25 firms from across Western Canada who attend to meet with law students from first to third year. The event kicks off with a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, students are treated to information sessions hosted by law firm representatives on a variety of exciting topics. After a networking luncheon for law firm representatives and students, the parties will proceed to the career info fair for the afternoon. Firm representatives are located at booths and are there to meet with and share information with our students. Once the formal part is complete, Saturday evening provides an opportunity for socialization at an LSA-organized event.
Save the date: March 8-9, 2019
All students at the U of S College of Law can access the Student Career Portal to find current job postings, online appointment scheduling, and a number of other resources to assist with successful career planning.