How the Summer Job Program (SJP) works
- LAWS works to cultivate partnerships with justice sector employers to encourage their participation in the SJP. We can provide support with developing job descriptions, training and supervision plans, and mechanisms for regular feedback.
- In late April LAWS students apply to the SJP by submitting an application, a cover letter and a résumé and attend an interview with LAWS staff.
- Selected students are matched with employers taking into account students’ and employers’ preferences, needs and requirements.
- Successful candidates attend a full-day job-preparation seminar delivered by LAWS staff.
- LAWS staff can support employers with on-boarding processes including completion of employment forms, if needed.
- Placements are typically four to eight weeks in length and take place throughout July and August.
- During their placements students participate in a full-day professional development session that enables them to share information, discuss successes, and brainstorm ideas. They also learn about an interesting or emerging area of law from experts in the field.