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What We Do

The Law & Business Clinic provides free legal services in a variety of business law matters to entrepreneurs and small businesses that cannot afford to retain a lawyer. If you are a current Ryerson student, Chang School learner, or affiliated with one of Ryerson learning zones (such as Ryerson DMZ), and plan to start up a business or have started a small business, you may be eligible for this program. Clients outside of Ryerson may be eligible subject to assessment. Read more about us

Your Benefits

For Clients - Free of Charge

As a client, the Clinic will provide you with free legal services. If you are qualified, please contact us and fill in the application form today.
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For Lawyers - Training & Pro Bono Opportunities

As a lawyer, the Clinic will allow you to expand your network and will offer more training and pro bono opportunities for your associates and partners.
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For Students - Gain Practical Experience

As a law & business student, the clinic will provide you with ample opportunities to develop a variety of essential skills and to gain valuable practical experience and exposure to the legal profession.
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Our Law Firms Partners

Fogler Rubinoff website
mcmillan website
miller thomson website
ridout & maybee LLP website
    • We found the students from the Law and Business Clinic extremely professional. They were efficient with meetings, extracting the information they needed from us and quickly getting up to speed in order to complete their tasks...
      Adriana Ieraci
      Co-founder, Heart to Heart
    • I mentor student teams at the law & business clinic and have found many of the participants to be bright, hard working, and keen. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to meet and work with some of Canada’s future business leaders
      Charles Boulakia, Partner
      RIDOUT & MAYBEE LLP
    • Fogler, Rubinoff is privileged to be able to participate in the Law & Business Clinic at Ryerson. We believe it is important to give back to our community wherever possible, and the clinic allows us the opportunity to do so for both the Ryerson community and small businesses in the GTA...
      Pinar Ozyetis & Rick Moscone
      Partners, Fogler, Rubinuff LLP
    • Gary Michor
    • Thank you, Lauren and Jake for your work on our legal documents and research. It was great working with you. I also want to thank everyone else including Rick and Jordan
      Gary Michor, CEO & Founder
    • Since January 2011, I have been the chair of Miller Thomson LLP’s national Pro Bono Committee which administers the firm’s pro bono efforts across its 11 offices. We have worked to create two projects in conjunction with Pro Bono Law ...
      Jennifer Babe
      Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
    • During my third year as a student at Ryerson University, I had the privilege of working with the Law and Business Clinic to provide pro bono legal services to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The opportunity to apply theoretical class material to the real-life needs of small business owners is an invaluable learning experience...
      Jessica Hardy-Henry
      JD /MBA Candidate, 2018
    • The Law and Business specialization at Ryerson University provides undergraduates students with an innovative balance of theoretical and practical learning. The program has an extensive list of law courses including employment law, intellectual property law and criminal law to name a few.
      Kevin Lambie
      2015 Law and Business Graduate
    • Thank you Ryerson Law and Business Clinic for creating this wonderful, timely, and valuable program. As a new business owner, I appreciate having had such a strong team on my side to navigate the maze of liability, and to ensure my business relationships going forward...
      Laura L. Mather
      Owner of People of Worth (POW) Hearing Solutions
    • Take this clinic. Whether you plan to go to law school, pursue some sort of legal career, or take an entirely different path, this clinic offers so much. The experience is great for practical legal skills as well as interpersonal skills....
      Meredith Nelson
      JD Candidate, 2017
    • What an experience. This is perhaps the most innovative undergraduate class you will ever experience while at Ryerson. Undergraduate classes seldom tie theoretical principals to real world practice, which can limit the effectiveness of a given course’s learning intentions. The Ryerson Law and Business Clinic offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real clients
      Michael A. Cappabianca
      2014-15 Clinic Participant