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Field Law Ranked as Top Ten Employer for Law Students
Universum ranking sees Field Law jump four spots to ninth across Canada

Field Law has been identified as a top ten place to work for law students across Canada. Field Law was ranked ninth nationally and jumped up the rankings by four places in the annual Universum ranking of most attractive employers for students in the legal field.

Universum surveyed more than 16,000 students from 161 universities across Canada in 186 areas of study, including law. They were surveyed on areas including how a potential employer’s job opportunities align with their aspirations, how the employer engages in nurturing talent and how the employer works to cultivate an appealing and recognizable brand.

Field Law is one of only two regional firms listed in the top 20 and one of only three law firms listed in the top ten of the law student list.

“The culture we promote at Field Law is one of professional excellence and, as a regional firm, we provide our articling students with the opportunity to gain a wide breadth of legal experience,” says Dawn Filippi, Director of Professional Recruitment and Development. “Our team is driven by a passion for the law and we share that with our articling students to provide them with the opportunity to be part of Field’s legacy of judges, benchers and other well-regarded legal professionals.”

In the survey, students across all disciplines identified that they are looking for secure employment, encouragement of work-life balance and a clear path for advancement, according to the Universum survey and rankings. Field Law is able to provide these criteria for articling students.

Typically, Field Law will hire six articling students between its Edmonton and Calgary offices. This is done with an intention to be able to provide them with ongoing employment once they complete their degree. This supports the fostering of a spirit of teamwork and collaboration, rather than competition.

Field Law being viewed as an employer of choice by law students stems from a right-sized approach where the focus is placed on providing some of the best legal services available, but without forgetting the importance of one-on-one relationship building.

“At Field, we believe that a summer or articling student position isn’t just a job; it’s the start of a legal career,” says Filippi. “Our goal is to show them all facets of the legal profession and demonstrate what everyday life is like at a law firm. This means hands on legal experience across legal disciplines, but it also means including our students in training, professional development and social activities.”

Field Law’s articling program differs from other firms in that students are included in every facet of the firm and work closely with the more than 130 lawyers and 200 staff working at Field Law.

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,Director of Professional Recruitment and Development