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.