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Career Development

Welcome to Ryerson Law’s Career Development & Professional Placement Office (CDPPO). We look forward to working with each of you as you explore your career options, and are here to assist you with securing and completing your professional placement requirement. 

As part of your three-year journey we encourage you to become familiar with the CDPPO Portal. The CDPPO Portal will allow you to: 

  • complete your personal profile 
  • register for professional development events 
  • explore career development resources 
  • review job opportunities 
  • register for on-campus hiring, and more  

Visit the CDPPO Portal to book appointments with our staff for: 

  • application review 
  • one-on-one coaching 
  • mock interviews 

Make sure you complete your profile in the CDPPO Portal as soon as possible, as it’s an essential tool we use to support your success. Your profile allows us to assist you with career development efforts, securing a professional placement, and mentoring support.  

Attending the professional development sessions we host will provide you with relevant and timely information to support your career exploration. These sessions will help you with developing and refining your application material, interviewing skills, and networking.  

Finally, we look forward to connecting with you early and often to support your success.  

André B. Bacchus
Director, CDPPO

André B. Bacchus
André B. Bacchus Director, CDPPO

CDPPO Portal & Contact Details

Ryerson Law Students

Please log into the CDPPO Portal to: 

  • complete your profile
  • book appointments 
  • access career resources 
  • register for events 
  • apply to job postings 
  • participate in on-campus interviews

Employers/Mentors

If you would like to provide a professional placement, hire a Ryerson Law student, or act as a mentor, please visit the following link to register/log into the employer CDPPO Portal: https://ryerson-law.12twenty.com/hire, external link

General Inquiries: If you have a question or would like to reach out generally, please email us at: law.cdppo@ryerson.ca

 

Employers

Welcome to Ryerson Law’s Career Development & Professional Placement Office (CDPPO). We are looking forward to working with you to provide access to our diverse, talented law students.

Ryerson Law’s innovative hands-on curriculum provides law students with practice-ready skills across a number of areas of law. With these skills, our students will be equipped to add immediate value to your firm when they join your team. Each semester, students participate in intensive skill-building sessions, and participate in practice-based activities in each course to hone their expertise. To learn more about Ryerson Law's curriculum, PDF filedownload our brochure now

Professional Placements

As part of our students’ three-year journey, they will need to complete a 15-week professional placement in Ontario. The professional placement can take place in a summer term or as part of the fall or winter term in their third year.  

The professional placement is a great opportunity for employers to work with law students who are on the leading edge of the profession. Students have the same rights of appearance and responsibilities as articling students.  

During the professional placement, we ask you to naturally integrate the student into the work of your practice. Our team will also be here to support you and our students.   

To provide an eligible professional placement, the supervising lawyer needs to fulfill each of the following requirements: 

  • Must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO); 
  • Must have three full years of practice in Ontario; and, 
  • Must not supervise more than two lawyer-licensing candidates simultaneously.  

The professional placement must also take place in Ontario.

Finally, providing a professional placement is as easy as registering in our CDPPO Portal. Once you have registered, we will review and post your professional placement opportunity so that students can apply.

CDPPO Portal & Contact Details

To provide a professional placement, hire a Ryerson Law student/alumni, or act as a mentor to one of our students, please click on the following link to register/log into the CDPPO Portal: https://ryerson-law.12twenty.com/hire, external link

General Inquiries: If you have a question or would like to reach out generally, please email us at: law.cdppo@ryerson.ca