"Goodmans is what I was looking for: a friendly, supportive environment within which to practise great law". - Jane Scholes, Goodmans Student
Goodmans Students

Our Summer Program

We don't treat our summer program as an abridged version of articling. Instead, we offer you the opportunity to see first-hand what being a lawyer at Goodmans is like, within practice areas of your choice.

Each student works directly with one or more lawyers who act as mentors throughout the summer.  Students can spend their summer in one or more rotations, including Business law, Banking law, Real Estate law, Restructuring, Taxation, Litigation, Administrative law, Entertainment law and more.  We ensure we retain flexibility so that your summer goals are met. The firm’s goal is to give you a view of the firm and the experience you need to succeed.  Your mentor's role is to help you structure your ideal summer experience.  In some cases, you may choose to ‘job shadow’ your mentor joining them in their office to listen to phone calls and talk about ongoing files, attending client meetings and court proceedings, reviewing and commenting on developing documents and contributing ideas generally.  In other cases, your mentor may help source (both from them and other lawyers) a variety of experiences so that you can get accustomed to juggling multiple activities and working with a range of lawyers.  At the end of the summer, you'll come away with a solid understanding of the practical application of law in our real-world environment and a great sense of what it is like to practice law at Goodmans.

The Summer Experience

We know the key to a happy, successful and gratifying work life is a supportive, friendly environment.  We also know that great, long lasting relationships develop when people have a chance to get acquainted outside of the office in a relaxed setting. Over the course of the summer, our students get to know each other very well and create strong bonds as a group.  We take full advantage of the warm weather with a variety of activities ranging from a city-wide Scavenger Hunt, taking in a Blue Jays game, a Cottage Day for all of our students to our summer-end BBQ.  We invite lawyers from all over the firm, including your mentors to these events, giving everyone a chance to form solid working relationships and personal friendships.

2014 Summer Students


Lindsay Board
Western Law School

Loren Cohen *
University of Toronto

Julian Di Bartolomeo
Osgoode Hall Law School

Kyle Gerow
University of Toronto

Tara Hunt *
University of Toronto

Theresa Kennedy
University of Windsor

Rosel Kim
McGill University

Sophie Langlois *
Osgoode Hall Law School

Sarah Macchione
University of Toronto

Laura Magisano *
Osgoode Hall Law School

Max Mandel
University of Toronto

Randy McAuley
Western Law School

Rebecca Olscher
Western Law School

Elliot Pobjoy
University of Toronto

Michael Richards
Osgoode Hall Law School

David Salter *
University of Toronto

Jane Scholes
Western Law School

Connor Spelliscy
Queen’s University

Paloma van Groll
University of Toronto
 

 * First Year Students

 

Recruitment News:

2015 2nd Year Summer Law Student Recruitment – Toronto

We will be recruiting for 2015 second year summer law positions in the fall of 2014, in accordance with the Law Society of Upper Canada Recruitment Procedures. For more information, please click here.

2015 1st Year Summer Student Recruitment – Toronto

We will be recruiting for 2015 first year summer positions in February of 2015, in accordance with the Law Society of Upper Canada Recruitment Procedures. For more information, please click here.

Students Not Yet in Law School

We hire students in law school for our summer law program. For students who are not yet in law school, please send your enquiries to hr@goodmans.ca.