Bishop & McKenzie welcomes applications from first-year law students for our summer program.

The Bishop & McKenzie summer program helps students transition from law school to practice. Summer students work under the guidance of senior and junior lawyers, gaining exposure to an array of practice areas while developing skills that will serve them well into their careers. Bishop & McKenzie only considers first year applicants. If you're a second-year student, you are encouraged to apply for an articling position in the following year.

Student Experience

There is no formal rotation over the summer. Instead, students tackle a variety of work and assignments from all areas of our practice. This is a great way to see what articling for the firm is like. We invite our students to attend legal proceedings and client meetings. When you’re a summer student at Bishop & McKenzie, you’ll gain valuable experience in advocacy and client relations.


At the end of your summer experience at Bishop & McKenzie, we’ll provide you with a formal evaluation. However, throughout your time here, you’ll receive ongoing feedback from the lawyers mentoring you. 


What are your future goals? How will you get there? Bishop & McKenzie summer students work under an assigned mentor and meet throughout the term to discuss their paths to success. 

Social Activities

As part of experiencing the firm atmosphere, we invite our summer students to our firm’s formal and informal functions. Summer students also assist the articling students in planning our Summer Party, a family friendly event for staff and lawyers.

Salary and Benefits

Bishop & McKenzie summer students receive a compensation package competitive with other mid-sized Edmonton firms. 

Summer Student 2021

Bishop & McKenzie LLP Edmonton office is seeking applicants for a 2021 Summer Student position.

At Bishop & McKenzie, we look to hire students who are dedicated to their work and are keen to expand on what they are learning about in law school. We look for individuals who exhibit a high level of excellence, respect, and effort. Ultimately, we look for students who we see with potential as a long-term part of our firm, perhaps one day even being a managing partner!

Students will be assigned a mentor lawyer for the duration of their summer employment, who will serve to offer ongoing support and ensure workflow. Summer students can expect to receive a wide variety of work from all areas of practice at Bishop & McKenzie. Some of these tasks may include attending client meetings, observing questionings, drafting court documents, and conducting research. We look forward to reviewing your application and are eager to learn more about you!

Applications can be forwarded by Friday, January 22, 2021 to both Lora Lee, Partner at and Deborah Samagalski, Director of Human Resources at Applications should include cover letter, resume, post-secondary transcripts, mid-term marks (if available) and potential references.

We would like to thank all applicants: however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.