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Student Program

Law students at Soloway Wright are an integral part of our team and are relied on by lawyers to conduct diverse legal work and to participate in the life of the firm. The Soloway Wright articling experience prepares students to be exceptional lawyers through hands-on work assignments, a comprehensive and specialized student seminar program, significant student lawyer interactions, and a supportive work environment.

Our Student Program

Soloway Wright aims to hire three summer law students and three articling students to work out of our Ottawa office. Summer students work with the firm from May to August, with the intention that these law students will return to article with us the following year. While Soloway Wright accepts applications from prospective articling students, we do not generally conduct articling interviews as part of our recruitment process. We accept applications both directly and through the viLawPortal.

Soloway Wright Coffee Chats – 2L Summer Recruitment 

Soloway Wright LLP is pleased to invite students participating in 2L summer recruitment to attend one of our virtual Coffee Chats* that are held in December and January (registration closed for 2024). During the virtual Coffee Chats, students have an opportunity to meet lawyers and current students from our firm and to get to know Soloway Wright prior to the recruitment application deadline. The Coffee Chats host a maximum of six students with either one or two lawyers and one current articling or summer student so that students can see what Soloway Wright has to offer its prospective students.

Coffee Chats offer a unique opportunity to see firsthand why Soloway Wright is a great place to start your legal career.

*Coffee Chats are complete for 2024. If you’re a 1L or 2L student, and are interested in learning more about Soloway Wright, contact us, and we’ll organize a chat at a later date.

If you have any questions about the Coffee Chats, please email our articling committee.

The Articling Committee, chaired by Sanjay Srivastava, is responsible for the selection and hiring of Soloway Wright’s summer students and articling students. The chair is also the liaison to the rest of our lawyers, ensuring that every student has a fulfilling and valuable experience as they prepare for their call to the bar. Meet the other members of the Articling Committee:

Sanjay Srivastava
Alan Riddell
Kyle Van Schie
Ryan Garrett
Phil Osterhout
Vanessa Carment
Clara Lockhart

Want more information? Meet our current students.

Watch “A Week in the Life of An Articling Student”, created by and featuring this year’s students:

Watch testimonials from some of the law students and lawyers who began in our Student Program:

FAQ

Summer student interviews are held in February of each year in accordance with the guidelines published by the University of Ottawa Career and Professional Development Centre. We adhere to the process and schedule set by Ottawa area law firms for student recruitment. Soloway Wright is also a participant in the OCI (on campus interviews) process for The University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, Western University, University of Windsor and McGill University. We also accept applications from other law schools.

Students applying to Soloway Wright must include the following materials:

  • Cover letter,
  • Resume,
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended, and a
  • Brief writing sample (optional, 5 pages max).

Materials must be provided as a single PDF format document.