Student Program


Main Contacts

Toronto & Montreal – Emma Sako
Calgary – Jocelyn Harris

How to Apply

You will need to submit an application through this online portal. Please include the following in your application:
  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Copy of law school transcript
  • Copy of undergraduate transcript
  • Copy of graduate transcript (if applicable)
  • List of Upper Year Courses
  • Non-academic references (optional)

Please address your cover letter to:

For Prospective Toronto and Montréal Students

Emma Sako
Acting Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion, Torys LLP
79 Wellington Street West, 30th Floor
Box 270, TD South Tower
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2 Canada

For Prospective Calgary Students

Jocelyn Harris
Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration Calgary, Torys LLP
525 – 8th Avenue S.W., 46th Floor
Eighth Avenue Place East
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1 Canada

On-Campus Interviews

We participate in on-campus interviews during the 2L summer student recruitment process that takes place during the fall. After we send you an acknowledgement that we have received your application, we will not be in touch with you again before on-campus interviews. You will be notified by your law school’s career development office if you have been selected for an on-campus interview.

We encourage you to contact our students before your interview to learn more about what it’s like to work at Torys. Our students’ contact information can be found here.

In-Firm Interview Week

We will be in touch before Call Day to let you know whether we will be contacting you on Call Day to schedule an in-firm interview. We invite all interviewing students to schedule their first interview on Monday*, and we invite all interviewing students to participate in a second interview on Tuesday. Our preference is that all interviewing students meet with us for a first interview on Monday so that we have as much time as possible to get to know each other. We view interview week as a comprehensive three day process and anticipate that all students invited to participate in our process will meet with us throughout the course of the three days.

Torys views all in-firm interviews and firm events held throughout interview week as valuable opportunities to evaluate candidates. We do not compile our final offer list until after the commencement of the LSO’s mutual black-out period beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. We extend formal offers to those students we want to hire at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Torys does not extend a second round of offers once we receive responses. Should we arrive at a decision at some point during the three day process that we will not be extending an offer to a particular student, we will communicate this information to the student in a timely manner so that the student may use their time to re-focus their efforts on other available opportunities. We run our recruitment process with honesty and integrity and we believe that candid and timely feedback for students is an important element of that process.

We do not expect to receive thank you cards or notes from candidates throughout the course of interview week. If you would like to pass along brief thanks, a call or an email to one of the lawyers you met is more than sufficient.

*Note that the references herein to days of the week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) are applicable to the 2L summer student recruitment process held in early November. For other student recruits regulated by the LSO that fall on days other than Monday to Wednesday, please read Monday as the first day of interview week, Tuesday as the second day of interview week and Wednesday as the final day of interview week.