Attire rental pilot project promotes inclusivity and eco-responsibility in legal recruitment

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Published: 19Nov2019
Professional attire can be rented affordably by McGill Law students

McGill Law’s Career Development Office (CDO) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Loue 1 Robe / Loue 1 Tux. Through this partnership, we are launching an innovative pilot project that will allow students to rent professional attire for interviews and networking activities at an affordable price. Quebec-based company Tristan will provide the clothing.

This initiative is in line with several of the CDO's objectives, which includes fostering the inclusion of students from all walks of life as well as assisting with their entry into the profession.

The project was officially launched on November 15 with the support of Montreal and Toronto law firms Blakes, Borden Ladner Gervais, Goldwater Dubé, McCarthy Tétrault, McMillan, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Osler, and Stikeman Elliott. This year, their generous financial support will enable 65 McGill Law students to rent clothes at a reasonable price and receive a personalized service.

About the Career Development Office

McGill Law's Career Development Center (CDO) helps to prepare students to enter the job market as professionals in Canada and around the world, regardless of whether they choose to look for work independently or participate in organized recruitment processes. The CDO’s bilingual services are available to our undergraduate and graduate law students and recent alumni.

About Loue 1 Robe / Loue 1 Tux

Founded in 2013, Loue 1 Robe / Loue 1 Tux (website) rents out ready-to-wear and luxury clothing at affordable prices, providing a cheaper and eco-friendly alternative to buying new clothes for every occasion. Its team of stylists and image consultants is regularly called upon to help clients dress for various occasions, from weddings and proms, to awards ceremonies and corporate galas, etc. They also offer their services for red-carpet events such as the Gemini Awards, the Cannes Film Festival, and more. Exclusive partners of Quebec designers and brands Marie Saint Pierre, Claudette Floyd and Tristan for business clothes, Loue 1 Robe / Loue 1 Tux promotes locally made luxury that is accessible to all.