Meaningful Work

Get down to business with interesting, engaging assignments

You’re not here to watch – you’re here to participate

Students learn by doing. You’ll get real world experience on a wide variety of files. We go out of our way to make sure that student assignments are interesting and offer an intellectual challenge. Working in small teams with partners and associates, you will be given higher-order work assignments and greater levels of responsibility than many of your peers at other firms. 

At the heart of Canada’s energy industry, there’s always something interesting happening

Calgary is the hub of Canada’s oil and gas industry, and Stikeman Elliott is right at the heart of it. Students have played a role in many of the high-profile deals and transactions that have shaped the energy industry, from multinational acquisitions to company-defining resource developments. 

While our office’s natural focus is on the global oil and gas industry, you will benefit from exposure to all aspects of our full-service business law practice. You will have the opportunity to work with a comprehensive slate of practice groups, including corporate finance, M&A, real estate, corporate-commercial law, banking, structured finance, tax, employment, and business litigation. 

You won’t just hear about our work for international clients – you’ll be doing it

If international exposure is one of your interests, you’ll be excited about the opportunities here. We are actively involved in transactions that flow through the Alberta-Texas economic corridor and we regularly handle international matters, including high-profile cross-border and multinational deals. 

Stikeman Elliott’s vision has been international since the firm’s earliest days. In fact, we opened our first international office (London, 1969) before we opened our second Canadian office (Toronto, 1971). Furthermore, we built this international presence ourselves, not by merging with a global firm or scooping up smaller regional players. Stikeman Elliott was the first Canadian firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia. We also have extensive ties to clients in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region, and we are deeply proud of our reputation as the ‘go to’ Canadian firm for international business.

This grassroots experience with international clients means that Calgary students are regularly involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.