Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Career Development

The role of the Career Development Office is to ensure that students are aware of the wide range of summer, articling, and long-term employment opportunities available, and that they have the information and skills necessary to reach their personal goals.

The Career Development Office provides students with individual career counselling, a variety of seminars and workshops on a broad range of topics, comprehensive information resources, and opportunities to meet employers. Queen's Law hosts career and networking events throughout the year where students can connect and engage with legal employers and alumni across Canada..

The Career Development Office is on the fourth floor of the law school. The office is overseen by the Assistant Dean of Students, Heather Cole, and staffed by; Julie Banting, Career Development Director; Mike Molas, Career Counsellor; Jenny DeBruyn, Career Development Coordinator; and student members of the Career Development Committee.

Current Career Development Committee

Students on the Committee help maintain the employer database and assist with resume and cover letter reviews, practice interviews, on-campus interviews, and other seminars and programs.

What can you do with a Law Degree?

A legal education can lead to articling and/or professional career opportunities with a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court, and provincial Courts of Appeal and trial level courts
  • Law Firms (general and specialized practices)
  • Government Legal Departments (federal, provincial and municipal)
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • In-House Legal Departments
  • Public Interest Organizations
  • Academia and the Bench
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • International Organizations

Students wishing to pursue a career as a practising lawyer in Canada must complete an LL.B. or J.D. and satisfy the requirements established by the Law Society of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practise. In each province and territory the requirements include the completion of a Bar Admission Course (lectures, seminars and examinations) and a period of articling (working under the supervision of a practising lawyer).

Most of our graduates choose to article even if they do not wish to practise law. However, some pursue graduate studies or work in other areas such as policy, business, publishing, and human resources.

Contact Information

Julie Banting
Director, Career Development
julie.banting@queensu.ca

Michael Molas
Career Counsellor
michael.molas@queensu.ca

Jenny DeBruyn 
Career Development Coordinator
debruynj@queensu.ca​

Offices are located on the fourth-floor in Macdonald Hall.

Employer Recruitment

We invite you to share your student employment opportunities with our office.  Please contact Julie Banting at Julie.banting@queensu.ca and Jenny DeBruyn at debruynj@queensu.ca for more information.

 

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