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On average, what percentage or how many 1L's at UofA end up securing jobs for the 1L summer in Edmonton?

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There are far more than 5 - 10 positions available. I personally know at least 20 people who got jobs last year but I know the actual number is higher. Edmonton 1L recruit is bigger than their 2L recruit. 

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I've been thinking about this. After 1L, what should we be doing with out summers if we don't secure law-related work? Volunteering with law clinics? Throughout my undergrad I spent my summers working full-time to save up for the upcoming school year. 

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When I went through the 1L recruit, one of the career advisors told me that generally 15-25% of students have their articling lined up after the 1L recruit, based on the stats they gathered. Keep in mind this includes people who already had something lined up before attending law school (generally people who worked in the field beforehand) so it doesn't necessarily reflect how many people got 1L jobs.

The general wisdom I've heard from others is that about 10-15% of the class gets some sort of 1L position, which includes people that go to a different city to work for the summer. As for percentage of people that get positions in Edmonton, it's hard to say because it varies so much year to year. I do know of ~10 from my year that worked in Edmonton, but there were probably more. Lots of people I knew were only interested in Calgary positions because they were originally from there.

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With interview offers starting to go out, how many people does each firm typically interview? Thanks! 

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On 1/27/2021 at 2:55 PM, Albertaa said:

With interview offers starting to go out, how many people does each firm typically interview? Thanks! 

Depends on the firm but it can be quite a few. Dozens, not several, kind of idea. 

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On 27/01/2021 at 2:55 PM, Albertaa said:

With interview offers starting to go out, how many people does each firm typically interview? Thanks! 

Like was already mentioned, it depends a lot on the firm. It will also be hard to predict this year because hiring may or may not have been affected by the pandemic. I know of a handful of people who had their summering deferred to this coming year, so unfortunately there may be fewer positions available (but again, depends a lot on the firm).

As far as numbers go, a couple places I interviewed with had "mixers" with their interviewees totalling between 10-15 people, but bigger firms will interview more and some places only interview a handful.

Basically, the answer to all law school questions is "it depends".

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2 minutes ago, tryingmybest said:

Has anyone received interviews from Edmonton firms yet?

Bishop McKenzie sent some out 

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5 hours ago, tryingmybest said:

Has anyone received interviews from Edmonton firms yet?

The very large majority seem to be in. I've had quite a few Edmonton interviews scheduled now. There is a firm or two that I don't think have sent anything out.

Hope you got a few at the end of the day. If not, there might be a firm or two left. Fingers crossed for you.

A lot less jobs than usual. So dont get down on yourself if you dont get any interviews.

Glad I applied in yyc as well! :)

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1 hour ago, LegalGal said:

The very large majority seem to be in. I've had quite a few Edmonton interviews scheduled now. There is a firm or two that I don't think have sent anything out.

Hope you got a few at the end of the day. If not, there might be a firm or two left. Fingers crossed for you.

A lot less jobs than usual. So dont get down on yourself if you dont get any interviews.

Glad I applied in yyc as well! :)

Thank you so much for this, I got a couple of Calgary interviews, I just hadn't heard anything from Edmonton yet! Wish you the best of luck in your interviews!!

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Has anyone received any rejections from Edmonton firms? I have interviews booked but there are some firms I haven't heard either way from 

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