The Career Services Offices publishes several Career Guides which are available for purchase by UBC Law students and alumni and individuals not affiliated with UBC Law. Inquiries about purchasing any of the Guides listed below may be sent to our Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The path to a public interest career is less defined than more traditional career options and the second edition of UBC Law's 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.
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 UBC Law Professors that may be approached for assistance and guidance with respect to an academic career path.