The Career Services Office (CSO) supports and promotes the individual employment goals and professional development of Allard School of Law students and alumni.
CSO Online: ACE
Allard Careers & Events (ACE) is the CSO’s dedicated website for career-related services and resources. ACE is where Allard School of Law students and alumni can:
Only Allard School of Law students and alumni can access ACE (a UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account is required).
The CSO automatically creates ACE accounts for incoming Allard School of Law students, who receive instructions on accessing their ACE account at the start of their degree.
Allard School of Law alumni can request an ACE account via a short online questionnaire.
Questions on your ACE account? E-mail the CSO’s Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Allard School of Law students and recent alumni can use ACE to schedule one-on-one career advising appointments with a CSO Advisor (including resume or cover letter reviews, job search strategies and timelines, and interview preparation).
During the academic term, the CSO also hosts Weekly Drop-In Advising Sessions for short (<10 mins) career-related questions.
Every year, the CSO offers a variety of recruitment initiatives, networking opportunities, and educational programming for Allard School of Law students, including:
- Large Employer Career Fair
- Small and Boutique Firm Career Fair
- Social Justice Forum
- On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) with Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto employers
- LawMap: Use Your Strengths to Chart Your Path
- CBA Mentorship Program & Reception
- Resume Book Program
- Mock Interview Program (with Vancouver practising lawyers)
- Downtown Community Court Tour
- Firm and Government Employer Tours (Vancouver & Toronto)
- Public Interest Law Hop (Vancouver)
- Careers in Law: Orientation Week Panel
- Interview Tips Panel
- Law Outside the Big City Panel
- Law Practice 101:Barrister v. Solicitor Panel
- JD-Advantage Careers Panel: What Else Can You Do with a Law Degree?
- Practising in Toronto & Calgary Panel
- Careers in Public Interest Panel
- Incorporating Public Interest Work into Private Practice Panel
- Small & Boutique Firms Panel
- CSO Information Session for First Year Students
- Summer Information Session
- Articling Information Session
- Clerking Information Sessions (BC Courts, Federal Courts, Tax Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Canada)
- BC Government Employer Information Sessions (Ministry of the Attorney General, WorkSafeBC)
- Licensing (LSBC/PLTC) Information Session
- Public Interest Work Placement Program & Internships Information Session
- Resume and Cover Letter Seminar
- On-Campus Interview Tips Seminar
- Interview Tips Seminar
- Finding Unposted Jobs Seminar
The CSO has authored over 100 career-related handouts and guides that contain information on legal career development, different practice areas, job search strategies, law job application procedures, provincial bar qualifications, and important employer contacts.
Allard School of Law students and alumni can access the CSO’s print resources via ACE’s Resource Library.