Summer program in Edmonton

Thank you for your interest in the summer program at Dentons Edmonton.

Our program

The summer program at Dentons Edmonton is designed to give law students the exposure to real work and real clients necessary to transitioning from student to practising lawyer. In addition to the rewarding experience of working in a dynamic legal environment, summering at our office increases your chances of securing an articling position with us following your graduation from law school.

We believe it is important that our summer students are part of the team from the start. Spending a summer working in the Edmonton office exposes a student to some of the province’s best lawyers and most complex legal work. From an integration perspective, summer students are part of the team and are of course invited to all Firm functions and social events. Each summer student is assigned a mentor for the summer and will also take part in our student orientation program.

Evaluation

Evaluations are fundamental to your summering experience. While you can expect to receive informal evaluations from the lawyers you will be working with daily, you will also be formally evaluated on your various assignments.

Interview

Before returning to school in the fall, students will receive individual feedback during a formal interview. This will provide an opportunity for you to share any comments and suggestions you might have.

What it’s like to summer at Dentons Edmonton

What our students say

Devyn J. Lowe, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, 2017 1L Summer Law Student

“My summer with Dentons Edmonton has been an invaluable compliment to my education. During my tenure, I was given a variety of assignments and projects which exposed me to the realities of a career in law and focused my understanding of the practice I wish to pursue.

I had the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest legal minds in the country, and valued the wealth of knowledge and industry experience I was able to absorb. My time at Dentons helped me to expand my legal knowledge, exposing me to real world scenarios, beyond what I have learned in a classroom. The experience reintroduced me to the various practice areas and opened my eyes to the unlimited ways that I can shape my own career.

Everyone at Dentons is very welcoming and always willing to go out of their way to offer unique learning opportunities. The lawyers I have had the opportunity to work with have continually empowered me to take the lead on my assignments and to use my discretion where appropriate. They provided immediate feedback and guidance, offering their knowledge, experiences and expertise whenever possible. Overall, my experience at Dentons has honed my academic skills and provided me with a new perspective to take with me into my next year of law school.”

Aaron G. Aitken, University of Alberta, 2017 1L Summer Law Student

“I really enjoyed my time as a summer student in Dentons Edmonton office. Over the course of the summer, I was involved in interesting projects in a whole range of practice areas, including litigation, tax, bankruptcy and insolvency, and real estate and financial services. It was a great opportunity to get some practical experience with different areas of law and to get a sense of potential career paths.

The people in the Dentons office were also amazing. From the top on down, everyone was very welcoming and willing to take the time to sit down and answer any questions I had. It was also a real privilege to learn from some of the best lawyers in Edmonton.”

Lovin Narula, University of Alberta, 2017 2L Summer Law Student

“I feel so fortunate that my first legal working experience was with Dentons Edmonton as a summer student. The mentorship offered by the highly experienced lawyers eased the transition as I learned to apply my legal knowledge to real projects. Everyone at Dentons is highly supportive and approachable making for a great learning environment. The caliber of work offered at Dentons is both highly interesting and complex, and allowed me to develop and refine many skills that will serve as a valuable foundation as I progress through my career in the legal field. I am excited to be returning next year to carry on my experience with the great team of people at Dentons.”