Each year, the Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada select law clerks from the graduating classes of Canadian law schools. In Ontario, the year spent as a law clerk is credited as articling time. Several Western graduates have had the privilege of clerking for Justices of the Supreme Court. In addition, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice also oversee clerking programs for graduates of Ontario law schools.
British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia also have clerkship programs at various levels of court. While preference may be given to graduates of law schools within the jurisdiction of those courts, graduates of other Canadian law schools are also considered. Information regarding these programs is available through the Career and Professional Development Office.