Law Clerk (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Four semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Melanie Shulman
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4814

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.

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


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,740.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are 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. Refer to our detailed fee information.

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.

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 get 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.

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the two-year Paralegal Education diploma program 21501 and the one-year Law Firm Profile – Office Administration program 0214L.

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 for detailed information.

List of Courses
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
LAWS 030 Keyboarding Proficiency 3
LAWS 203 Title Searching
LAWS 212 Legal Dockets and Records
LAWS 213 Corporate Law
LAWS 214 Litigation 2
LAWS 215 Litigation Procedures
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name
LAWS 040 Keyboarding Proficiency 4
LAWS 251 Field Practicum
LAWS 252 Debtor/Creditor
LAWS 253 Family Law
LAWS 254 Family Law Procedures
LAWS 255 Estates
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective