GRADS STRUGGLE TO
LAND ARTICLING JOBS
After years in warm, cocoon-like classrooms, law school students are being thrown
into a cold, harsh reality.
Fresh-faced grads are finding it harder
than ever to land an articling job after law
school. While law schools continue to accept
a steady number of students, the job market
does not have an abundance of articling
positions for those eager to start their legal
careers, they say.
“You can have acceptable grades, heavy
involvement in the school community, and
still struggle to land a position,” says Jean-
ette O’Sullivan, a third-year law student at
the University of British Columbia’s (UBC)
faculty of law and a member of the UBC
Law Students’ Society.
The Law Society of
Upper Canada Articling
Task Force has pushed
back its final report to
fall 2012 and will
release an interim
report this month.