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Each year, Fasken’s Calgary office hires three to four first-year summer students with the intention that those students will be offered articling positions upon the successful completion of the summer with us.

Our Calgary office provides a unique opportunity for students to not only work and learn within one of Canada's leading national law firms, but also to play an integral part in the development and growth of our office.

Summer Students

Summer students rotate through the corporate and litigation groups and have opportunities to work in the areas that interest them. Usually, each student is assigned one or two major projects to work on throughout the summer, as well as working on a wide variety of other smaller work assignments.

Summer students are matched with associate mentors to guide them through the summer program, and to provide coaching and feedback.



Fasken’s goal is to provide our students with an articling experience that will be challenging and interesting and that will develop our students into exceptional lawyers.



Fasken’s formal student orientation program will give you the right tools to succeed, right from the start. You’ll be introduced to firm contacts and other students, trained to use our IT and knowledge management systems and have an opportunity to ask plenty of questions. You'll also receive education in research and writing, practice skills and a number of other sessions to get you off to a great start with us.


Half of your articling year in the Calgary office will be spent working with the corporate group and the other half with the litigation group. The program is flexible; you can pursue and accept work from any sub-practice area during each rotation and you’ll be involved in specific client work that interests you.

This flexibility also allows you to be more deeply involved in files and the opportunity to seek out an experience that matches your career objectives. We encourage and support our students being directly involved with our clients when appropriate. Your interaction with clients will develop your awareness of the importance of excellent client service and your knowledge of their business objectives and priorities.

Bar Admission

Articling students in Calgary are required to complete the PREP program, which involves online and in-person components, as well as assignments and periodic competency evaluations. You will be given time to concentrate on your PREP work during your articling year.

Mentoring, Training & Evaluation

Your interests shape your experience at Fasken. As part of our collaborative approach, we consult with each student to discuss the student's goals and objectives and endeavour to accommodate the student's interest in particular practice areas.

Each articling student is matched with a principal and a mentor who will provide guidance and ensure the quality of your experience. Your principal is responsible for your professional development, work allocation and formal feedback. Your mentor will be a more junior lawyer who can give you confidential feedback, coaching and encouragement in areas of interest or concern.

You’ll receive evaluations and feedback throughout the articling program and a formal evaluation at the end of each rotation. Students are also encouraged to raise questions, concerns or comments at any time.

Throughout the year, you’ll participate in education seminars focused specifically on students, professional development sessions for lawyers, practice group meetings and regional events focused on clients and community activities.

As an articling student with Fasken, you have the ability to direct your own career, with the assistance and guidance of your principal, mentor and the Student Committee. Fasken’s commitment to training, education and mentoring will guarantee a meaningful and rewarding articling experience.


Fasken compensates students at “market” rates consistent with other national law firms. Your PREP and articling enrolment fees will be covered by the firm, and articling students receive dental, medical and extended health care benefits as well as a wellness subsidy.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted in accordance with the Law Society of Alberta process and should be submitted via the viRecruit Portal.

For more information about our student programs, please contact:

Stacey McCreath, Senior Director, Professional Resources


3400 First Canadian Centre

350 - 7th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 3N9





David Kitchen, Counsel

Chair of the Calgary Student Committee


3400 First Canadian Centre

350 - 7th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 3N9




Application Toolkit

We are proud of our reputation as a leader in the area of career advice and support for students, and we have a variety of resource tools available to all students. We hope you will find this information to be useful.

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