Career Development Office


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The Career Development Office is dedicated to alerting students to upcoming national events, and to providing job postings for articling, summer and clerkship positions.  In addition, we maintain postings for international and volunteer opportunities. Through our Career Development Office, we offer workshops, seminars and individualized consultations where students can discuss their career goals and obtain guidance on how to achieve them.   We provide one on one resume and cover letter review, as well as offer mock interviews. In addition, we hold a Career Fair which allows students to network with local and national firms as well as various government agencies in a casual setting.  As an additional service for students interested in pursuing careers outside Manitoba, we host On-Campus Interviews for out of province firms.  More specifically, those students interested in Toronto can sign up to attend our annual Toronto Firm Tour event.  Information on clerkships and international exchanges is also provided by this office.  The Career Development Office is located on the 3rd floor in Room 303 where you can find a vast array of career-focused information including books that are available for loan. We are proud to state that over 92% of our Class of 2012 have secured Articling or Clerking positions upon graduation.

For Employers:

If you would like to post your firms opportunity with us; please contact Lisa Griffin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

For Students:

Application Deadlines for Summer & Articling Positions

The Career Development Office is located in Rooms 303 & 306A on the 3rd Floor of Robson Hall.

For Employers: What Robson Hall Can Do For You

Free Job Posting Service

The Career Development Office invites your firm to consider using our free job posting service to advertise student position(s) for summering, articling, clerking, internships, research or similar types of legal employment.We are also happy to advertise associate or other law-related positions to our Alumni at no cost.

How to Let Us Know About Your Employment Opportunity

You may supply us with a posting containing the relevant information about the position in a document and send to us via email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or fax us at (204) 474-7580.

What to Include in a Job Posting

Brief description of:

  • the job, duties and responsibilities; the number of positions available (if more than one)
  • the employer, practice areas, size of firm/type of organization
  • the firm, details about your firm, i.e. culture, support services, amenities, notable cases/members (or links to where that information can be found on your website)
  • the skills, qualities, and year of study you are looking for in a student (e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd year or graduate)

Application procedure

  • where to send, to whom, and how (mail, email or fax)
  • what to include (cover letter, resume, transcripts (official or copy), references, writing sample)
  • the deadline for applications
  • salary
  • benefits (e.g. Friday’s off for CPLED training or fees paid for the CPLED program, or Law Society practicing fees paid, group insurance benefits, health, dental)

Please note that information about your firm and a description of the articling program (if applicable) will be of great interest to students considering whether or not to apply.

Our Process for Advertising Your Opportunity

Job postings are made available to our students and alumni through the following means:

  • Online, through the Robson Hall Career Development Office website
  • Physically posted on the job board at the Faculty of Law
  • Via email to all students in the law school
  • General announcement at the commencement of Career Services Workshops

*Please note our students no longer have individual mail boxes.  

Brochures and Other Information

Robson Hall has a career resource room available to students, where they can obtain more information about organizations that may hire students. If you wish to make information about your organization available, you could provide us with an information piece(s) or brochure(s) on your firm or organization and we will make it available to students through our Career Services Office.

Other Opportunities

The Career Development Office hosts or works with organizations to host a number of events throughout the year to provide students and organizations with opportunities to meet each other. Your firm can participate in the events of your choice. Typical events include:

Career Fair – This event allows employers and students to network in a casual environment.  In past years, a range of employers participated at the Career Fair, including Federal, Provincial, Government, as well as a variety of law firms from Manitoba and Alberta.

On-Campus Interviews – An On-Campus Interview Reception will be held annually to allow employers from other provinces to get to know Robson Hall students in a relaxed atmosphere. On-Campus interviews will be held annually.

Toronto Firm Tours – Tours will be held annually in Toronto. Contact the Career Development Office if you would like to facilitate Robson Hall at your firm.

Career Workshops – participate as a guest speaker or panelistYou may also facilitate a networking event of your choice (e.g. Wine and Cheese, or Dinner).Contact the Career Development Office if you would like additional information on any of the above events.

See our events calendar for dates.

Promotion Across Canada

Other Law Schools

Each Canadian law school has a “Career Development Office”, and each of those offices work collaboratively to ensure Canadian law students have access to job information from other jurisdictions. In that regard, a Career Development Office in another province will often promote jobs from other jurisdictions to their student body upon request.  There are students at law schools outside of Manitoba who wish to come back to Manitoba for work. Accordingly, if you would like your posting to also reach those out-of-province students, our Career Development Office will distribute your opportunity to other law schools on your behalf.

NALP Canada Directory

NALP Canada is an organization that is dedicated to facilitating the professional development of law students and lawyers in Canada, and that works with Canadian law schools across Canada. It has developed a Canadian Directory of Legal Employers (CDLE), which a user-friendly, online searchable directory of Canadian legal employers with summer student, articling and associate positions.You can learn more about the directory by visiting http://www.nalpcanada.com/empl/index.asp?lang= The NALP Canadian Directory of Legal Employers (CDLE), offers an efficient, cost-effective way to tell your organization’s story to law students, lawyers and law schools. The CDLE is freely available to students and job seekers online at www.nalpcanada.com - note for firms 10 lawyers or less, there is no cost to register.