Law Clerk 2804

“Exactly what you learn in school – that’s what you see out there. I learned how to draft a variety of legal documents for specific areas of law, conduct legal research and use PC Law software. I transferred my program-specific skills to my field placement and they hired me.” Tarisai Mandipaza, Law Clerk graduate, 2007

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 2804
School: School of Business
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2143

Program Overview

Get out of the classroom and into the courtroom. Explore a variety of law courses with Centennial’s Law Clerk program. Accredited by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO), this four semester program provides an excellent opportunity for students to build the legal, personal, and software skills necessary to practice as a Law Clerk. A unique feature of Centennial’s program is a four-day-per-week work placement in the final semester, providing valuable, real-life legal work experience.

The Law Clerk program has an exciting new partnership with the Ontario Justice Education Network, a great opportunity for students to engage with youth about social justice issues, build leadership skills, and of course, network!

Articulation Agreement

University Degree Credits Awarded
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors 45 credits out of 120 credits
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Up to 45 out of 120 credits
Athabasca University Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations 30
Bachelor of Management, with Major, 4 Yr 30
Bachelor of Management, 3 Yr 30
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies 60
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree 2+2: 2 years at Centennial plus 2 years at Kookmin
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management Admitted to third year
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - Bridge 15 out of 40
York University Various (multi-lateral) n/a



Additional Information

Discover careers and make connections during a four-day-a-week field placement with leading firms and organizations including: Blake, Cassels & Graydon, City of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Ministry of Housing, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, and the Workers Compensation Board.

The work placement is supervised and organized by faculty members of the program. Faculty and staff work closely with students to help find a placement well-suited to each student’s needs. The placement is unpaid and students will be required to maintain a minimum grade point average at satisfactory level.

Educational and Employment partners





Canadian Students International Students
Two-semester Tuition
$2,608.50 $2,608.50 $2,596.00 $12,400.00 $11,575.00 $11,575.00
Incidental and other Fees
$950.00 $895.00 $895.00 $1,530.00 $1,475.00 $1,475.00
Two-semester Total
$3,558.50 $3,503.50 $3,491.00 $13,930.00 $13,050.00 $13,050.00

Career Path

Graduates may work for a Law Firm or Corporation as:

  • Assistant to Lawyer
  • Interview Clients
  • Trial Assistant
  • Legal Researcher
  • Opportunity to go into Paralegal

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
LAWS-105 Computers for Law Clerks Progress Campus
LAWS-111 Introduction to Canadian Law Progress Campus
LAWS-221 Family Law Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
LAWS-112 Real Estate 1 Progress Campus
LAWS-114 Civil Litigation Progress Campus
LAWS-115 Corporate Law Progress Campus
LAWS-310 Automated Law Office 1 Progress Campus

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-313 Career Action Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
LAWS-117 Legal Research and Writing Progress Campus
LAWS-223 Real Estate 2 Progress Campus
LAWS-228 Government Boards and Agencies Progress Campus
LAWS-315 Automated Law Office 2 Progress Campus

Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
LAWS-224 Wills & Estates Progress Campus
LAWS-225 Debtor-Creditor/Landlord Tenant Law Progress Campus
LAWS-226 Work Placement - Law Clerk Progress Campus

** Field Placement
Please note: LAWS-226 is graded PASS or FAIL only and does not have any positive impact on your GPA. 

Note: Students will be placed in the appropriate English level 
based on skills assessment results.
* The prerequisites for entrance to the fourth semester work 
placement course (LAWS-226) are:
» Student must have successfully completed LAWS-105, 
-221,-112, -114, -115, -117, -223, -228, -310, -315, and 
GNED-107 with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 
2.0 in these courses.
» Student must have a minimum C grade in COMM170/171.


  • A four-day-a-week field placement with leading firms and organizations, including: Blake, Cassels &Graydon, City of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Ministry of Housing, Osler, Hoskin &Harcourt and the Workers Compensation Board
  • The work placement is organized and supervised by faculty members of the program
  • There is an opportunity to find positions assisting a wide variety of legal practices, including legal counsel areas of business and government
  • With a mock courtroom on campus, students gain a practical, realistic learning experience in a simulated courtroom setting; assessments through mock tribunals prepare you for the realistic expectations of the field
  • Emphasis is placed on practical, career-oriented assignments
  • Faculty members are lawyers and other law office professionals
  • The diploma that is earned reflects high standards of learning



  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario, your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.
Career Outlook

Get out of the classroom and into the courtroom with our four-day-a-week work placement in the final term. You’ll get real courtroom experience before you graduate!