Bachelor of Applied Arts – Paralegal Studies

Bachelor of Applied Arts – Paralegal Studies


Antonio Meringolo: I’ve always known that I wanted to go to law school and I wanted an advantage against the competitive cohorts of today’s law students and Humber offered a unique degree where you obtain the practical experience through Humber’s skill sessions and through their co-op but you also obtain theory-based learning. Bernie Aron: The Bachelor of Applied Arts program in Paralegal Studies is a four-year degree program. It’s accredited by both the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Law Society of Upper Canada. It’s the only undergraduate degree program accredited by the law society and it has set
the standard for paralegal education in the province. Marissa McMahon: I graduated from Humber in 2008 from the Paralegal Studies degree program. I currently work at an insurance adjusting company in a contract management and compliance role. I chose Humber because it provided me with a degree that was more hands-on than maybe a conventional university degree. I had the confidence in terms of legal writing, intellectual knowledge and theory
to back a lot of my work up. Bernie Aron: Our graduates will become licensed. They’re
eligible to apply for a licensing exam and become licensed so they can represent clients in
small claims court, highway traffic court or tribunals such as the landlord and tenant board. Paige Diebel: My favourite part about the Paralegal
program, i would have to say is the hands-on experiences, like mooting, which get me
out into the field, get me comfortable with arguing a case, with preparing factums, with researching. Nicole Duarte: My work placement here, while I was at
Humber, I got a position at the Department of Justice in the tax division. The experience was
great. I got to work junior council in court proceedings and I also got to work with senior council within the office. The Humber Paralegal degree did prepare me for law
school. I knew the basics of torts, I knew the basics of contracts, I knew the basics of constitutional law. There were a lot of different experience I had that made me want to pursue my legal career further. Paige Diebel: It’s really fascinating just to think how far many people have come and here we are, we’re mooting a supreme court case. That’s pretty amazing.

5 comments

  1. "ignorance of the law is no excuse" everyone is expected to know and understand every rule, code, bylaw, ordinance, statute, regulation, meanwhile no lawyer, paralegal, judge, attorney, know how many statutes codes or regulations there is, they aren't taught in law school 20 million codes and regulations, if they attempt to teach you every statute and subsection in the US Code no one would ever graduate, yet the layman is expected to know all of it, while juggling a job, family life, and between paying bills, buy corpus juris secundom, American juris prudence, words and phrases, pleadings and practices, which cost God knows how many fortunes some costing upwards of 10k each, not to mention access to lexis nexis case laws, subscription is over $350 month probably, then shepardise those cases, all while staying on top of the very rare repeal and the ever present new statute, and the 10,000 new regulations everyday coming down the pike, while they change the code all the time and reword or altar definitions, it becomes painfully obvious that "ignorance of the legal is an excuse" either the game is rigged to be impossible for the average man understanding or "ignorance of the law is no excuse" means something else, they never mention what type of law is no excuse to ignore, there is family law, contract law, corporate law, admiralty law, maritime law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, private law, probate law, banking law, estate and trust law, law of the land, martial law, God's law, law of physics, gravity, natural law, constitutional law, rule of law, something else must be going on because this is impossible for any layman, is it ethical to use 20 million codes to create obligations on the layman who is never even taught what a contract is (or 5 elements of a contract) in public schools?, I think you know my answer without saying, so what is really going on, it's it the gate keepers withholding the keys to knowledge while everyone is expected to understand the secrets locked within? Is it just job security for lawyers, judges and clerks? does any of this crap even apply to man? Anyone who takes the time to understand this by the time they are old and wasted their whole life understanding some garbage antiquated legal system they will never have a chance to use it because the pharmaceutical companies who kill them off as quickly as possible, and that's if they take doctors "advice", I'm sure my comment will probably be blocked and I'm just wasting my time, but my closing statement is a quote from tacitus – "the more corrupt the state the more numerous it's laws"

  2. why are they all white? I want to apply for the paralegal program but the entire committee is white… coincidence or…? Where is the multiculturasm?

  3. Waste of time and money if you don't have the experience or connect, you're going to be subjected to underemployment and indentured servitude. You have been warned

  4. This career field jacks up the cost of living AL IT produces is billable hours and eventually econoically collapses the country

  5. I am Indian…and complete d my 12th in India…so i want to know that diploma in paralegal will be beneficial for me or no..

    As i dont know anyone who pursued paralegal in canada after 12th in india..
    So i am very confused ..please help me out

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