Throughout recent years, roughly 95% of Queen’s Law students have secured articling positions or LPP positions by September following graduation.

Placement Rates

96.5%95.0%94.7%% of Graduates Reporting Placements (Articling Positions & LPP)Data reflects reported statistics as of September following graduationClass of 2019Class of 2020Classs of 2021

 

  Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Total Graduates 207 200 202
Graduates Reporting Placements 196 (94.7%) 193 (96.5%) 192 (95%)
Articling and Clerkship Placements 193 187 188
Law Practice Program (LPP) 3 6 5
Graduates Seeking Position – September Following Graduation 2 (1.0%) 6 (3.0%) 6 (2.9%)
Other Plans (further study, non-legal employment) 3 (1.4%) 1 (0.05%) 2 (0.01%)
No Response 6 (2.9%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.004%)

Employment Locations

Location for Graduates with Law Related Employment

  Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Toronto 60% 63% 66%
Ottawa 9% 9% 8.5%
Ontario - Other 21% 19% 16.5%
BC 6% 5% 5.3%
Alberta 3% 3% 3.2%
Other 2% 1% 0.5%

Employment Types for Graduates with Law-Related Employment

Large/National Firms  42.6%Small to Mid-Size Firms36.2%Government 9.0%In-House7.4%Public Interest2.7%Clerkships2.7%

 

  Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Firms 82.4% 76.5% 76.5%
(large / national firms) 32.6% 36.9% 42.6%
Government 9.3% 3.2% 2.7%
In-house 4.1% 13.4% 9.0%
Public interest 1.6% 3.7% 7.4%
Clerkships 2.6% 3.2% 2.7%
LPP 1.6% 3.1% 2.7%

Sources of Job Offers

Approximately half of students find their 2L summer jobs through a formal recruit, and the other half find jobs through individual job postings and self-driven job searches. 

1L & 2L Summer Data

Law students spend their summers in a variety of different ways. Queen’s Law defines Law-Related Employment as work that involves assisting lawyers and other legal staff or faculty with legal tasks. This work might involve working in a law firm, at a legal clinic, for the government, in-house, or as a research assistant to a professor.