Law Clerk

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Program Code: 2804

School: The Business School

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College’s Law Clerk program is approved by the Institute of Law Clerks for Ontario (ILCO), signalling to employers a high standard of learning.

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

A unique feature of this business diploma program is a four-day-per-week work placement in the final semester. This opportunity provides you with invaluable work experience and allows you to apply your knowledge to real-life legal situations.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
KEYS-101 Keyboarding 1 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 Note

Please note: Semester 1 has 2 General Elective (GNED) courses.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
KEYS-102 Keyboarding 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
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Careers Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
KEYS-103 Keyboarding 3 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
Course Code Course Title Location
LAWS-224 Wills and Estates Progress Campus
LAWS-225 Debtor Creditor Progress Campus
LAWS-226 Work Placement - Law Clerk Progress Campus

Semester Note

1. Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

2. Students interested in taking the Aboriginal Studies: First Peoples in Canada or the Inclusive Leadership Practices certificate programs along with this diploma, please refer to page 40.

3. The prerequisites for entrance to the fourth semester work placement course (LAWS-226) are:

- Students must have successfully completed all semesters 1,2 and 3 courses

- Student must have a minimum “C” grade in COMM-170/171

- Field Placement: LAWS226 is graded PASS or FAIL only and does not have any impact on your GPA.

Students require an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 and a minimum keyboarding speed of 50 wpm to graduate.

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 School of Business.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates of this Toronto 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.

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
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), bridge
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legal Studies bridge

Career Outlook

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

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
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

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 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 For more information go to 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

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

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 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

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.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,061.00 $3,996.50
International $13,283.00 $2,344.00 $15,627.00