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Law Clerk (Accelerated)

Tuition fee CA$23,421 per program

The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$21,729), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters (9 months) and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

More information

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Overview

This is an accelerated version of the Law Clerk program.

If you have a previous postsecondary degree or diploma, you will finish this program in nine months instead of four semesters. The program will prepare you to work under the supervision of a lawyer in a fast-paced legal environment.

In addition to learning about legal principles and ethics, you will obtain practical, hands-on training that will equip you for success in the workplace. The curriculum focuses on criminal, immigration, intellectual property, personal injury, real estate, corporate and commercial, and family law, as well as litigation, wills and estates, etc., emphasizing the technological skills needed in these practice areas.

Skills

Throughout this program, you will develop the following skills:

  • Liaising with clients, courts and other legal professionals
  • Conducting legal research, reviewing legislation and synthesizing relevant information
  • Editing legal forms and court documents
  • Co-ordinating and organizing evidence
  • Managing client records and billing procedures
  • Helping interview witnesses and industry experts
  • Drafting correspondence and documents using cutting-edge legal software
  • Carrying out complex tasks with minimal supervision
  • Proofreading and professional communication

Field Placement

If you meet all necessary academic requirements, you will be eligible to participate in 20 days of unpaid field placement at the end of your final semester, which gives you practical work experience, networking opportunities, and exposure to potential employers. With the support and assistance of the School’s faculty and staff, you will play an active role in securing your placement. Successful completion of field placement is a requirement for graduation.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Small to large law firms
  • Legal departments of corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Government offices
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States