The Career Development Office (CDO) acts as a liaison between law students and legal employers to ensure both a coherent flow of information and a perenity of relations between students, employers and the Faculty. The CDO also works closely with the Faculty's Alumni Network.
The CDO is an active member of the Canadian Legal Career Development Network, a network of Canadian law school career centers, as well as the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), an American organization offering expertise in law recruitment and law placement issues.
Information available on this part of the website is directed towards enhancing your knowledge about the student body of the McGill Faculty of Law, as well as the resources available through the Career Development Office (CDO) that can help you organize both on-campus and in-office information sessions with students, networking events, or on-campus interviews.
In addition, this website offers information about how to access myFuture, McGill's job search tool for law students and alumni. On this website, employers can post their employment opportunities, get involved in on-campus recruitment, accumulate student applications online, list upcoming information and networking events for students at firms and register for various career days.
For more information about myFuture please visit the following link.
To access myFuture please visit the following link.
The CDO hosts three annual career days:
- Common Law Career Day (January)
- Civil Law Career Day (January)
- Public Interest Career Day (November)
Firms and Organizations wishing to meet students/prospective employees can obtain information about the career days by emailing placement [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (the CDO Coordinator). Employers can also register and obtain information about upcoming career days by visiting myFuture.
Legal Employers Round Table
The CDO organizes a yearly Legal Employers Round Table Series to meet with its active recruiting employers in Montreal and Toronto, keeping them informed of the latest developments at the Faculty of Law. For more information please contact placement [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (the CDO Coordinator).
On-Campus Recruitment Events are organized to streamline recruitment processes and maximize benefits for both students and employers. Activities such as counselling, résumé and cover letter workshops, and mock interviews are offered to students before these recruitment events in order to help them prepare to launch their careers.
On-Campus recruitment opportunities for summer employment and articling positions occur several times throughout the year in Montreal, as well as in Toronto. If your firm wishes to participate in on-campus recruitment please contact placement [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (the CDO Coordinator).
Stages du barreau (Quebec)
The CDO helps accumulate applications for the stages du barreau (Quebec). Typically, firms interested in recruiting for the course aux stages attend the Civil Law Career Day in January and then notify the CDO if they wish to have students apply directly through McGill and then have their applications forwarded to the firms. We strongly encourage employers to post their positions on the myFuture website.
Information Events at Firms
Many firms in Montreal host information sessions or networking opportunities for students at their office. Through myFuture, firms can post these events online, where students can view upcoming opportunities and register in advance.
Firms outside of Montreal can also offer information sessions in the Faculty of Law. Please contact placement [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (the CDO Coordinator) for more information.