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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 customized to your interests.

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, Competition 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 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 such as a city-wide Scavenger Hunt, sporting events and evening barbecues, concerts and a cottage night.  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.
 

2017 2nd Year Summer Students

Trish Barrett
McGill University
 

Alexandra Beatty
Osgoode Hall Law School

Anna Condon
Osgoode Hall Law School
 

Wesley Dutcher-Walls
University of Toronto
Jonathan Farine *
University of Toronto
 
Samantha Galway
Queen's University
Stephen Inglis
University of Ottawa
Abid Khalid
University of Toronto
Pearl Lee
Osgoode Hall Law School
 
Colleen Morawetz
McGill University
 
Hassan Rasmi
University of Ottawa
Samanthea Samuels
McGill University
Sheena Singh
University of Toronto
Yonca Umur *
University of Toronto

Ti-Anna Wang
McGill University

 

* returning first year summer student