Law Clerk

Law Clerk

Law Clerk (2016-2017)

Program Code




September 2016: Open
January 2016: Open
May 2016: Open

Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September and January


Contact Information

Melanie Shulman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4814


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $3,740.82
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Other Recommendations
• Students will be required to achieve keyboarding proficiency at 50 words per minute (wpm) in order to graduate. A minimum keyboarding speed of 30 wpm is strongly recommended for program entry.  Students will also be required to be able to transcribe legal dictation.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Law Clerk diploma program provides intensive training delivered by experienced professionals. Learn from practising lawyers and law clerks who’ll give you the inside scoop on the highlights of the field and on current trends and opportunities.

Your law clerk education includes courses on business, criminal, real estate, corporate, and family law, as well as litigation, legal research, transcribing legal dictation, title searches and more. Your solid knowledge on diverse areas of law, competence in a range of legal and court procedures, and strong written and oral communication skills will make you a valued member of a legal team.

Gain first-hand work experience, integrate your academic knowledge and skills, and potentially make the transition to employment through a final-semester field placement at a small or large private or public sector law firm.

List of Courses

Your Career

The verdict is in: Humber College’s Law Clerk diploma is your best route to a fulfilling career in the legal field.

Toronto employs more than half of Ontario’s law clerks and features a significant number of opportunities to work as a law clerk or legal assistant at both public and private firms. In addition to law firms, you can also pursue law clerk opportunities in government agencies, courts, financial and insurance firms, real estate companies and corporate head offices.

Under a lawyer’s direction, you’ll play a key role in supporting a legal practice by performing writing, administrative and other tasks, including maintaining and filing corporate documents, completing real estate transactions, drafting contracts, conducting title searches and completing research. In a litigation office, you’ll also have the opportunity to interview clients and witnesses, and accompany lawyers to meetings and court appearances.

Follow in the footsteps of past Law Clerk graduates who’ve gone on to positions at organizations such as Goodman & Griffin, Morguard Trust, Legal Aid Ontario, City of Brampton, McMillan LLP and First Canadian Title Insurance Company

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Graduates of Humber’s Law Clerk diploma program are offered the opportunity to become Ordinary Members of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario upon achieving qualifying employment.

Our Industry Partnerships

Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, Department of Justice Canada, Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, Bogoroch & Associates, First Canadian Title, and Minden Gross LLP

Work Placement

The unpaid placement is completed during the fourth semester. Working with the field placement advisor, students are actively involved in pursuing placement opportunities. They are expected to market themselves to prospective employers and initiate their own placements.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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