The Indigenous Summer Student Program (ISSP) for first and second year law students is recruiting firms and organizations to participate in the 2021 summer student cycle.
The purpose of the program is to:
- Foster understanding - allow law firms and organizations and the legal profession to gain greater insight into Indigenous culture and issues.
- Improve opportunities - for Indigenous students early in their legal careers to gain work experience in a law firm or organization.
- Help Indigenous students achieve success - building ongoing mentorship and networking relationships between the students and practising lawyers.
- Provide ongoing support - to participating firms and organizations and students through cultural awareness training, and application and interview preparation for students.
Over the past 15 years, this program has received wide support, with employment opportunities from small firms, large firms, government and organizations. The Law Society of Alberta does not have a role in the interview or hiring process or the employment relationship but will provide ongoing support and education to program participants, firms and organizations.
We encourage you to submit your applications as soon as possible, and if you have questions please reach out to the Program Coordinator.