Introduction updated March 3, 2016: These numbers include returning first-year students. The sources for this chart are: (1) direct email correspondence with student recruiters for employers, and (2) student lists produced by firms and sent to their newly-hired students.
The list is primarily comprised of employers listed on the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s Career Development Office (CDO) Toronto summer recruitment guide, but also contains a few additional employers. We believe it contains the significant majority of employers who participate in the official Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) second-year summer November recruitment process in Toronto. However, it does not include employers who hire outside this process. For example, Blaney McMurtry LLP hired seven second-year summer students shortly after the formal LSUC process. See here for 1L summer hiring numbers.