Bay Street Summer Job Numbers

Since 2008, Precedent has tracked the number of second-year students Toronto law firms have hired in the fall for the upcoming summer.

In the interactive chart below, we’ve ranked the firms that have historically taken on the largest crop of students. When you toggle between the past 13 years, the chart will show the current year in bold, plus the three previous years. You can also sort the data in each column. And if you click on any firm names, you’ll see its numbers from over the years.

See below the chart to find out how we have handled law-firm mergers over the years.

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Firm 2020 2019 2018 2017 Notes
Miller Thomson 13 13 13 9
Norton Rose Fulbright 15 16 18 17
Stikeman Elliott 19 22 18 22
Cassels Brock & Blackwell 15 15 13 13
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 38 29 30 24
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 15 15 10 11
Fasken 15 15 16 15
Bennett Jones 19 19 17 16
Goodmans 13 13 15 15
Borden Ladner Gervais 28 25 30 21
Torys 19 22 17 14
McMillan 12 12 9 9
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 40 30 37 21
Dentons 8 11 11 10
Gowling WLG 15 14 14 13
McCarthy Tétrault 26 29 26 27
TOTAL 310 300 294 257
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Read our coverage from over the years.

Notes on the data

  • Our data for each year before 2013 refers to the numbers for FMC, which merged with Dentons in March 2013.
  • Our data for each year before 2012 refers to Ogilvy Renault, which merged with Norton Rose in July 2011.
  • Our data for each year before 2016 refers to Gowling Lafleur Henderson, which merged with UK-based Wragge Lawrence Graham to form Gowling WLG in February 2016.
  • Our data for each year before 2015 refers to Davis LLP, which merged with DLA Piper in April 2015.