Student Program

Your Growth

We want you to grow with us! We are committed to investing in your career and we want to support your success. Below are a handful of the many opportunities for personal and career growth available to our students.

Continuing Education. The professional development of our lawyers and students is guided by our continuing legal education program known as "UniversiTory," which includes sessions on corporate law, M&A, capital markets, banking and debt finance, and other topics pertinent to the development of your legal career. A parallel litigation program is offered, which includes trial skills and advocacy training, and sessions on drafting facta and pleadings, negotiating for settlement, motion practice and techniques for discovery. UniversiTory is supplemented by educational seminars specifically tailored for our students.

We also offer substantive sessions on topics including mental health in the workplace, practice management techniques, professionalism and networking, all of which we believe to be critical to well-rounded lawyers.

Secondment Opportunities. We have a robust client secondment program and offer these opportunities to students (both articling and summer) when available. Client Events & Conferences: We encourage all students to attend the events we host for our clients.

Mentorship. Each summer student is paired with one junior associate and each articling student is paired with one mid-level associate and one partner. Performance Reviews: To help you identify your strengths and hone your skills, you will receive formal performance reviews throughout your time at Torys in addition to receiving ongoing feedback from those you are working with at the firm.

"I cannot say enough about the mentorship program. My mentors met with me regularly, providing advice and guidance while ensuring I was getting the work I wanted and developing a career path that fit me. I had a great time getting to know them!"

- Melody Burke, Articling Student (2017-2018)

Flexibility + Autonomy

We know the fastest way to gain an understanding of the law is by doing, which is why we have designed our student program to be flexible and give you the real-world experience you need to confidently chart your career path.

Non-Rotational System. Our non-rotational system is very flexible and allows you to explore all your areas of interest over the course of your summer or articulating term. You can work in as many or as few practice areas of your choosing and gain exposure to a broad cross-section of practice areas and practice styles.

Split Summers. Summer students are welcome to organize their own split-summer opportunities. This needs to be approved, but we always try to be as accommodating as possible.