Allard School of Law Career Guides

The Career Services Offices publishes several Career Guides that are available for purchase by law students and alumni and individuals not affiliated with the Allard School of Law. Inquiries about purchasing any of the Guides listed below may be sent to our Administrative Assistant at careers@allard.ubc.ca.

Legal Careers Guide

The annual Legal Careers Guide is published each year in early April and contains information and tips on job searching and career planning for law students, as well as non-traditional legal career opportunities. Detailed information is included on summer and articling positions with BC firms, including firm profiles and application deadlines.

Price:

  • $10 (incl. GST) for students and alumni from the Allard School of Law (or free in PDF format via Symplicity at www.allardlawcareers.com)
  • $50 (incl. GST) plus shipping and handling for individuals not affiliated with the Allard School of Law

Public Interest Legal Careers Guide, 2nd ed. (2012)

The path to a public interest career is less defined than more traditional career options and the second edition of Public Interest Legal Careers Guide provides information, advice and resources tailored to helping students develop a public interest career in one complete package.

The Guide's 200+ pages are intended to assist students with: identifying what you are looking for in your career; building a foundation for that career during law school; locating internships, summer employment and articling positions; creating an effective public interest application package (with samples); and navigating the job interview and acceptance process. The Guide also offers information and advice for those students who are looking to incorporate public interest into a more traditional private practice.

Price:

  • $10 (incl. GST) for students and alumni from the Allard School of Law (or free in PDF format via Symplicity at www.allardlawcareers.com)
  • $20 (incl. GST) plus shipping and handling for individuals not affiliated with the Allard School of Law

Graduate Legal Careers Guide, 1st ed. (2010)

The Graduate Legal Careers Guide demonstrates the commitment of the Career Services Office to support the training and professional development of graduate students in respect of their individual career-related goals. The Guide covers a variety of career planning tips and topics ranging from how to prepare an academic CV and research plan, to getting ready for the job talk, to qualifying for practice in Canada or other common law jurisdictions. Perhaps one of the most useful sections of the Guide will be found in the Appendices which list the faculty Professors that may be approached for assistance and guidance with respect to an academic career path.

Price:

  • $10 (incl. GST) for students and alumni from the Allard School of Law (or free in PDF format via Symplicity at www.allardlawcareers.com)
  • $20 (incl. GST) plus shipping and handling for individuals not affiliated with the Allard School of Law