Current News for Employers and Students

The Career Development Office is located in 306A on the 3rd Floor of Robson Hall.

The Career Development Office is dedicated to alerting students to upcoming national events, and to providing job postings for articling, summer and clerkship positions. In addition, we maintain postings for international and volunteer opportunities.

Through our Career Development Office, we offer workshops, seminars and individualized consultations where students can discuss their career goals and obtain guidance on how to achieve them. We provide one-on-one resume and cover letter review, as well as offer mock interviews. In addition, we have held Practice Interview Night, and networking events which allows students to connect in  with local firms as well as various government agencies in a casual setting.

As an additional service for students interested in pursuing careers outside Manitoba, we host on-campus interviews for out-of-province firms.

Upcoming dates and deadlines


2025-2026 articling dates

Profiles available to Students: Friday, March 22nd, 2024 Student Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 by 12PM CDT (Noon) 


2L summer 2025 dates



2025-2026 articling dates:

Vi Law Portal Opens to Students: Monday, May 13, 2024 Vi Law Portal Closes to Students: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

2L summer 2025 dates:

Vi Law Portal Opens to Students: TBA Vi Law Portal Closes to Students: TBA


2025-2026 articling dates

Vi Law Portal Opens to Students: April 2nd, 2024 Vi Law Portal Closes to Students: June 28th, 2024 by 5:00PM EDT

2L summer 2025 dates

Vi Law Portal Opens to Students: June 3rd, 2024 Vi Law Portal Portal Closes to Students: July 22nd, 2024 by 5:00PM EDT

Vancouver 2025-2026 articling dates:

Portal Opens to Employers: Monday, March 25, 2024
Portal Closes to Employers: Friday, May 17, 2024
Portal Opens to Students: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Portal Closes to Students: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm PT

Vancouver 2L summer 2025 dates:

Portal Opens to Employers: Monday, June 3, 2024
Portal Closes to Employers: Friday, July 19, 2024
Portal Opens to Students: Monday, July 22, 2024
Portal Closes to Students: Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 11:59pm PT

Who We Are

Career Development Coordinator

Lisa Griffin’s background includes working at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax NS in Student Services, supporting and assisting students in Accessibility Services and Career/Counselling Services. Lisa moved to Winnipeg in 2013 and began working at the University Of Manitoba supporting and assisting students in the Counselling and Career Centre. In 2014, Lisa began working at Robson Hall/Faculty of Law in the Career Development Office.

Lisa is a graduate of Dalhousie University and has always been passionate about working with students and providing the ultimate student experience.

Email:  and/or
Tel: 204-474-7932

For Students

Job Board

You require credentials to access the Job Board. University of Manitoba Law students may email Lisa Griffin to request access.

For Employers

Free job-posting service

The Career Development Office invites your firm to use our free job posting service to advertise student position(s) for summering, articling, clerking, internships, research or similar types of legal employment. We are also happy to advertise associate or other law-related positions to our alumni at no cost.

Let us know about your opportunity

You may supply us with a posting containing the relevant information about the position in a document and send to us via email or fax us at (204) 474-7580.

What to include in a job posting

Brief descriptions of:

  • the job, duties and responsibilities; the number of positions available (if more than one)
  • the employer, practice areas, size of firm/type of organization
  • the firm, details about your firm, i.e. culture, support services, amenities, notable cases/members (or links to where that information can be found on your website)
  • the skills, qualities, and year of study you are looking for in a student (e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd year or graduate)

Application procedure

  • where to send, to whom, and how (mail, email or fax)
  • what to include (cover letter, resume, transcripts (official or copy), references, writing sample)
  • the deadline for applications
  • salary
  • benefits (e.g. Friday’s off for CPLED training or fees paid for the CPLED program, or Law Society practicing fees paid, group insurance benefits, health, dental)

Please note that information about your firm and a description of the articling program (if applicable) will be of great interest to students considering whether or not to apply.

Our process for advertising your opportunity

Job postings are made available to our students and alumni through the following means:

  • Online, through the Robson Hall Career Development Office website
  • Via email to all students in the law school
  • General announcement at the commencement of Career Services Workshops
  • On our weekly Enews

*Please note our students no longer have individual mail boxes.  

Brochures and other information

If you wish to make information about your organization available, you could provide us with an information piece(s) or brochure(s) on your firm or organization and we will make it available to students through our Career Services Office.

Other opportunities

The Career Development Office works with organizations to host a number of events throughout the year to provide students and organizations with opportunities to meet each other. Your firm can participate in the events of your choice. Typical events include:

On-Campus Interviews – An On-Campus Interview Reception will be held annually to allow employers from other provinces to get to know Robson Hall students in a relaxed atmosphere. On-Campus interviews will be held annually.

Firm Tours – Tours have been held in Vancouver and Toronto. Contact the Career Development Office if you would like to facilitate Robson Hall at your firm.

Career Workshops – participate as a guest speaker or panelist. You may also facilitate a networking event of your choice (e.g. Wine and Cheese, or Dinner). Contact the Career Development Office if you would like additional information on any of the above events.

See our events calendar for dates

Promotion across Canada

Other Law Schools

Each Canadian law school has a “Career Development Office”, and each of those offices work collaboratively to ensure Canadian law students have access to job information from other jurisdictions. In that regard, a Career Development Office in another province will often promote jobs from other jurisdictions to their student body upon request.  There are students at law schools outside of Manitoba who wish to come back to Manitoba for work. Accordingly, if you would like your posting to also reach those out-of-province students, our Career Development Office will distribute your opportunity to other law schools on your behalf.

NALP Canada Directory

NALP Canada is an organization that is dedicated to facilitating the professional development of law students and lawyers in Canada, and that works with Canadian law schools across Canada. It has developed a Canadian Directory of Legal Employers (CDLE), which a user-friendly, online searchable directory of Canadian legal employers with summer student, articling and associate positions.

Learn more about the directory 

The NALP Canadian Directory of Legal Employers (CDLE), offers an efficient, cost-effective way to tell your organization’s story to law students, lawyers and law schools. The CDLE is freely available to students and job seekers online at – note for firms 10 lawyers or less, there is no cost to register.


The Career Development Office offers workshops between September and April each year with our main focus being your success in obtaining your career goals!

We put on workshops that are important to job success.  Our advice is that you should attend ALL Workshops.

Please see the events calendar for more information and details on the upcoming workshops and events.

Events Calendar


University of Manitoba Student Accessibility Services – SAS

The Student Accessibility Services Centre at The University of Manitoba provides support for students with disabilities. If you require assistance and support as a student, SAS has information and resources to assist you. 

Student Accessibility Services

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work - CCRW

The CCRW is a federally funded organization which provides individuals with disabilities the necessary tools to educate and market themselves. They help to identify and implement workplace accommodation solutions tailored for each individual. UM Law students may access the many services provide by CCRW free of charge. You do not need to provide a doctor’s note setting out your disability, physical or mental to set up an appointment. CCRW can assist you in determining what accommodations you might require for an interview and/or legal workplace, and if certain items are required for accommodation purposes, CCRW will provide them to you at no cost. Should you wish to disclose your need for accommodation in a cover letter, CCRW can assist you with the wording for same.

To make an appointment with the Manitoba branch of CCRW, please contact Jennifer Swanson at It is advised that you make an appointment well in advance of any application deadlines. 

Learn more about the CCRW

Other information/Articles of Interest

The Law Society of Manitoba published an article on Ableism in the Legal Profession in their December Communique newsletter. Please see the link below (pg12)