Judicial Clerkships

UCalgary Law students have secured judicial clerkships with all levels of courts from those at the provincial level, federally and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Through a judicial clerkship you will gain an inside view of the judicial system, work directly with judges and further develop your research, legal writing and ability to analyze legal problems.  A judicial clerkship is prized by many in the legal community and will add lasting value to your professional profile.

When should you apply?

You will generally apply towards the end of the fall semester or early in the first semester of your winter term of your second year of law school (a small number will be due earlier in the Fall term, possibly as early as October).

Are you serious about applying?

If so, take note of these tips:

  • Select a Fall course with a paper. Check out the paper courses offered within the Faculty (need link). You’ll need to submit a polished upper-year paper, with sound legal analysis, with your application.
  • Attend the Candid Conversations on Clerking Session offered by the CPDO each fall.
  • Speak to others who have previously clerked.
  • Focus on your studies – solid grades will be needed to apply.

Supreme Court of Canada


SCC Checklist & Internal Dates for UCalgary Law Students

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Perspective on Supreme Court Clerkship

By Jocelyn Stacey

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Perspective on Supreme Court Clerkship

By Brett Anderson

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Federal Court & Federal Court of Appeal


Federal Court & Federal Court of Appeal Law Clerk Program

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A Message on Clerkship Opportunities

By Professor Jassmine Girgis

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Clerkship Program PowerPoint

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Alberta


Court of Appeal of Alberta

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Court of Appeal of Alberta Recruitment Poster

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Court of Appeal of Alberta Articling Program 2019-2020

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Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta

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Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta Recrutiment Poster

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Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta Articling Program 2019-2020

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Provincial Court of Alberta

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Law Grad Gets Variety of Experience in Clerkship Opportunity

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British Columbia


British Columbia Court of Appeal & Supreme Court

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New Brunswick


New Brunswick Court of Appeal

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Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

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Nunavut


Nunavut Courts

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Ontario


Court of Appeal of Ontario

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Ontario Court of Appeal Law Clerk Program

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Cour d’appel de l’Ontario

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Ontario Superior Court of Justice

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2019-2020 Clerkships at the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

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Quebec

For students with a civil law degree and excellent written and spoken knowledge of both English and French.


Cour D'appel Du Québec

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Saskatchewan


Court of Appeal of Saskatchewan

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Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan Provincial Court

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Yukon


Yukon Courts

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