Law Clerk

Program Details

  • Program Code:2804
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Availability

Date
Domestic Availability
International Availability

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) approves Centennial College’s Law Clerk program, which signals to employers a high standard of learning.

As a result, The Business School program will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to practice and succeed in this field. During your time in the program, you'll attend a wide variety of Law Clerk courses in conjunction with legal software courses, which will fully prepare you for employment in the legal profession in just two years.

A unique feature of this business diploma program will be a final-semester four-day-per-week work placement. Through this opportunity, you'll gain invaluable work experience and apply your knowledge to real-life legal situations.

As a Law Clerk graduate, you may also be eligible to apply to Centennial's one-year graduate certificate program in Paralegal studies or take advantage of the College's partnership with the University of Leicester's Law School in the U.K.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • Emphasis is placed on practical, career-oriented assignments.
  • Faculty members are lawyers and other legal professionals.
  • The work placement component consists of work in a law, corporate or government office for a 14-week period.
  • The work placement is organized and supervised by the program's faculty.
  • The diploma with which you graduate reflects high standards of learning.
  • Once you successfully complete the Law Clerk program, you will have the opportunity to enter the one-year Paralegal graduate certificate program at Centennial College's The Business School.
  • Graduates of this program who wish to build on thier foundation in law can also apply to Centennial's graduate Paralegal program or take advantage of our partnership with University of Leicester School of Law in the U.K. 

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates of this Law Clerk program may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow them to apply academic credit towards further study.

Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management, with major, 4-year
Bachelor of Management, 3-year
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Bachelor of Commerce
Leicester, University of Bachelor of Law
Bachelor of Law, Senior Status
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), bridge
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legal Studies bridge

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Career Outlook

  • Law clerk
  • Lawyer's assistant
  • Client interviewer
  • Trial assistant
  • Legal researcher
  • Pathway to Paralegal program

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $3,023.50 $1,176.00 $4,199.50
International $14,080.00 $2,344.00 $16,424.00

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