The Career Development Office organizes Career Days at the Faculty of Law that highlight traditional and non-traditional (sometimes referred to as "alternative") legal careers. Each participating employer sets up an information table where representatives are available to answer your questions. All McGill Law students are encouraged to take advantage of these informal venues to speak with potential employers and collect information. These events often feature career-related seminars with guest speakers.
Journée Carrières: Québec
Employers from Quebec send representatives to booths in the Atrium who are happy to meet students and answer questions about their organizations. Students can access the complete list of employers in advance on myFuture, under the Events/Career Fairs tab, by clicking the event. This event is usually held in January.
Career Day - Ontario
Ontario Career Day features a Networking Lunch at which students can casually meet all the employers, and then three "speed-meet" style workshops (Toronto firms, Ottawa firms, Government agencies), where students can meet employers in small groups and ask questions. Students can only attend one of the workshops, so it is important if you're interested in the other two options in addition to the workshop you signed up for to meet those people at the Networking Lunch.
This event is usually held in January.
Public Interest Career Day
This is an event focusing on work, study and volunteer opportunities in the areas of Human Rights, Public Interest Law and International Law. The event includes information booths for a variety of different organizations, as well as panel discussions on related topics. The event is organized in collaboration with the McGill Human Rights Working Group.
Public Interest Career Day is usually held in November.
Small Firm/Sole Practitioner Luncheon
This event allows students to connect with practitioners from smaller firms and sole practice at an informal, networking luncheon. These lawyers are not representing their firms in a recruiting capacity, but are rather acting as resources about their particular career paths, which are often less well-known than those types of practices present at the major career days.