Student Program

Diversity

Our people are our greatest strength and diversity is at the core of what allows the firm to excel. We are committed to diversity in our practice, meaningful community involvement and in the retention and promotion of our lawyers.

"The closeness and respect amongst [Torys'] people creates a team-oriented culture where each person feels a sense of responsibility and a desire to contribute. This identity is something I’m proud to be a part of.”

- Brody Appotive (2017-2018 Articling Student)

Affinity Groups. We have a number of formal affinity groups designed to bring together lawyers and students with shared experiences or backgrounds. Our affinity groups offer further strength to the firm’s support system as well as additional mentoring opportunities and include the Asian Lawyers Group, Black Lawyers Group, LGBTQ2S Lawyers Group, Muslim Lawyers Group, Women in Law and more. We encourage our students to get involved!

Accessibility. Torys is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible environment for all employees and will provide accommodation where required. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or medical need, please advise Georgia Brown.

Sponsorships. We proudly support a number of diversity-centered initiatives and events, including the following.

  • Start Proud conference
  • U of T Women and the Law networking event
  • Black Law Students’ Association of Canada Annual Conference
  • Osgoode Indigenous Students’ Association
  • South Asian Law Students’ Association

To learn more about our commitment to diversity, click here.