Whether you want to spend your summer in a big city or a small community, looking over the Pacific Ocean or Parliament Hill, Gowling WLG has what you need to excel as a student and train as a lawyer.

Gowling WLG offers exceptional summer programs to students who have completed their second year of law school. We provide our summer program students with a well-rounded and practical work experience that gives them an advantage over their peers and a leg up in their education.

Students represent our single greatest source for future associates and partners, so we have a vested interest in giving our students a rich and rewarding learning experience and the foundation for a successful legal career. Our commitment to our students is evidenced by the fact that - with few exceptions - all of our summer program students tend to stay with Gowling WLG for their articling term.


One of the advantages of working for Gowling WLG is the opportunity to ‘test drive’ different practice areas. We offer summer students the chance to experience everything that a global full-service law firm has to offer. Our students launch their careers from a broader base of knowledge and skills because of the cross-training they experienced in our program.


Our goal is to help you develop the skills and discipline you will need to become a successful lawyer. Not only will you gain practical experience by doing work that matters, you will also work with and learn from a variety of professionals across a number of practice areas. Our student education and training programs include valuable ‘how to’ seminars on topics tailored to students’ needs, and our highly-constructive evaluation system provides regular and insightful feedback.


With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities across Canada, the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Gowling WLG is a Global 100 legal practice. Gowling WLG provides clients with world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors, including life sciences, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, projects and infrastructure, real estate, resources (mining, oil & gas), and technology and communications. We are also home to one of the world's premier intellectual property practices, and a full suite of business law and litigation services.

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