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Welcome! Our student blog is a place where we post about our experiences and things we're talking about, including work, food, Goodmans, and life in Toronto. 

October 1, 2018

Let’s face it – being a law student is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e. Tuition, books, an occasional Thursday pub night… it doesn’t take long to add up. If you’re anything like me, your “student wardrobe”, also known colloquially as a range of outfit choices cons...

September 14, 2018

Now that applications are over with and you’re getting settled back into school, the next big step in the recruitment process is the actual OCIs. Having been through it ourselves, we know it can be stressful, so we want to share some tips to help get...

August 22, 2018

Step one is done!

With OCI applications due this past Monday and interview invitations not due to come out for weeks, there's no better time to take a bit of a mental health break and carve out some "me time."

The recruitment process is exciting and,...

August 17, 2018

With the OCI application deadline merely days away, we wanted to provide some targeted insight into the process. We're sure you've been overwhelmed with information as you've done your research, so we hope this fun, informative, and brief (!) piece w...

August 14, 2018

Last month, I won a challenge that was part of the summer student orientation. My prize was an outing with Kate Lyons, one of the most highly regarded municipal and environmental lawyers in Canada. Kate took me for cocktails at The National Club, a p...

July 27, 2018

I was fortunate enough to sit down with Allan Goodman, Co-Chair of our Technology Group, to talk law, business, and open-mindedness in and ever-changing legal profession. Allan is the lawyer responsible for Goodmans' emerging business initiative, in...

July 26, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Michelle Roth, a leading corporate lawyer at Goodmans and recent recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award for mid-career excellence in the legal profession. It came as no surprise to me that in ad...

May 30, 2018

After spending a summer at Goodmans, I got the chance to work for Kira Systems, a machine learning contract analysis platform that will soon be piloted at the firm. My job was to train Kira’s software to learn how to read contracts and search for par...

May 25, 2018

As we say goodbye to downtown Toronto for the summer, we impart our most valuable lessons to the new summer students at Goodmans and beyond: our top lunch recommendations. We spent the past 10 months of our Articling term curating this delicious list...

January 3, 2018

"In 2017 Goodmans has had a group of articling students finish (and come back as associates), a group of summer students and a new group of articling students. As a full group, we've celebrated a lot of milestones, we've been together for a lot of ha...

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