How to Apply

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Articling Students
The Calgary office of Stikeman Elliott hires approximately 5 to 6 students for articles each year. Learn more about the student experience by accessing the links on this page.

First Year Summer Students
Our summer program is available to both first and second year law students. We successfully completed our first year summer student recruit in February 2020. The next first year summer student recruitment period will take place in early 2021. We typically hire up to three first year summer students. Check back in the fall of 2020 for more information.

Second Year Summer Students
Our second year summer student recruitment period begins in the fall of 2020. We typically hire up to five second year summer students. We accept applications through viPortal. The portal opens on August 10, 2020. Check with your law school for applicable application deadlines and interview schedules.

Please address your cover letters to the attention of:

Aleksandra (Ola) Tundak
Director, Professional Resources
Stikeman Elliott LLP
4300 Bankers Hall West
888 - 3rd Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5C5
Phone: +1 403 266 9018
Email: [email protected]

Please include the following in your application:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • complete transcript of your law school and undergraduate marks
  • mid-term marks (if available)
  • copies of official transcripts from all post-secondary education programs attended
  • list of your anticipated upper-year courses/ list of upper-year courses being taken
  • grading scale of law school (if available)
  • your current email address

We understand that many schools instituted a pass/fail or credit system for marks as a result of the pandemic. If you have mid-terms marks available, please include those in your application as well. We are committed to reviewing your application holistically with this in mind.

We are also happy to receive reference letters, but they are not required. We do not require writing samples.

Communicating offers for student positions

Stikeman Elliott strictly follows the recruitment guidelines set by the Law Society of Alberta and, as such, we will not communicate that we are making an offer of an articling or summer student position to you prior to the date and time prescribed.