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Justice Student Profile 2022-2

Justice Studies Profile

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Meet Samantha G.

Graduated 2020

“There are so many possibilities and opportunities in the future - getting experienced and branching out to different roles within the legal industry.”

Where is Samantha now?

Samantha is currently a Legal Assistant with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) - Legal Services Branch. The Branch provides legal and strategic advice to the TBS and the Government as a whole. Aside from the general administrative duties, such as scheduling meetings for counsel, calendar organization and sending appearance sheets, she handles files in the records management system, issues summons, formats documents and filings for the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Ontario Labour Relations board.

@GH experience


Samantha shared... Taking courses such as Public Sector management teaches you about the different levels of government, their responsibilities and accountabilities. In Provincial Legislation, you learn about the local government, acts and regulations. Reading and writing skills for a Legal Assistant are integral for proofreading, editing, organizing, formatting and a lot more.

Advisor support

Samantha started at UofGH as a transfer student. She received one year of transfer credit but her courses fell out of sync with the current program plan. She worked with the Justice Studies Academic Advisor to create an academic plan for her success. Samantha ended up with a very unique course plan that fast tracked three years of study into two! Samantha is proud to say she met her timeline AND graduated with distinction!

Favourite placement

  • Ontario Court of Justice, Court Clerk


Further studies

Samantha is currently completing her Master of Laws degree (LLM) at Queens Mary University of London. Her expected completion date is October 2022.

"[The Justice Studies program] prepares you for the legal industry and allows you to apply your knowledge and effect change."