Today’s Globe and Mail features an articling discussing what is being called a “crisis” in articling positions,
Some blame law firms, accusing them of reducing their hiring in the face of economic uncertainty. But according to Law Society statistics, there has also been a steady increase in the number of law graduates, as law schools have increased their enrolments. The number of law students successfully landing articling jobs has increased each year since 2007, but it has not kept pace with demand.
The article features interviews with Meagan Williams, a colleague of mine from UWO Law (and occasional law blogger), Tom Conway, head of the Law Society task force on articling, Dean Lorne Sossin of Osgoode Hall, Deborah Glatter of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, and Chris Axworthy, the new Dean of the Thompson Rivers law school.
You can see my previous piece on articling here.