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Student Program

Student Program

Firm Profile

Robins Appleby LLP is a dynamic law firm located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We provide a full range of legal services to our clients including corporate-commercial, litigation, tax, estates and real estate. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service by ensuring our clients are given access to the depth of experience needed for their legal needs, no matter how complex. With 31 hard-working lawyers and an outstanding team of law clerks and legal assistants, our firm embodies collegiality, collaboration and resourcefulness.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion are core values of Robins Appleby, reflected in how we celebrate and foster an inclusive workplace with diverse perspectives in order to provide our clients with the highest quality of legal services. We are committed to diversity in our workplace, professional practice, meaningful community involvement, and in the recruitment, retention and promotion of our lawyers.

Summer Student Program

We hire two to three second year summer law students each summer. Through our stimulating summer student program, we aim to immerse our student in the practice of law by providing hands- on experience in every aspect of our practice and client relations. Our summer students are encouraged to become familiar with files and become actively involved from beginning to end. Our students are provided with the opportunity to participate in client meetings, attend court and participate in corporate and real estate transactions and closings. Our students are assigned to a mentor, but will have the opportunity to work with lawyers in all departments over the course of the summer; there is no formal rotation system in place. It is our hope that our summer students will become successful additions to our firm and that they will return the following year as our articling students.

2022 Summer Student Interview Process

We do not participate in the LSO OCIs/In Firm Interview Week process. For summer 2022, we will accept summer student applications from November 6-10, once the LSO In Firm Interview Week concludes. We will not accept applications sent before November 6 or after November 10.

To apply for a summer student position, applicants should e-mail the following materials to Raili O'Born (she/her), Director of Administration, at

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 2L and 3L intended course list
  • Reference letters (optional)

Successful candidates will be contacted during the week of November 15. Our interviews will be held virtually on November 22-23.

Articling Student Program

We hire two to three articling students each year. Our articling program is an extension of our summer student program in that it is flexible, stimulating and best suited to self-motivated candidates. As our articling students gain confidence, they are encouraged to take on a greater degree of responsibility and more challenging work. Whether arguing motions, conducting client intake meetings or managing files, our articling students are given hands-on practical work, which adds important value to our firm. Articling students for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 articling terms have been filled.


If you have questions about our student programs please e-mail Raili O'Born (she/her), Director of Administration, at No phone calls please.


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Robins Appleby LLP Suite 2600, 120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1
E. T. 416.868.1080 F. 416.868.0306

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