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Law Clerk (Accelerated)

Tuition fee CA$22,314 per programme

The fees shown here are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$20,791), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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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$1,500 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses during 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.

There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

More information

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Overview

This is an accelerated version of our Law Clerk program. If you have a previous postsecondary degree or diploma, you will finish this program in 13 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 real estate, corporate and commercial, litigation, wills and estates, and family law, with an emphasis on the technological skills needed in these practice areas.

Taught by lawyers and law clerks with excellent professional experience, the program offers students opportunities to engage with current law clerks, leading industry experts, and legal recruiters through workshops, law firm tours, court visits, career preparation events, field placement, and various speaking engagements.

Fluency in English is critical to your success in the program and the legal environment, and there is a strong focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Professional communication and proofreading
  • Legal drafting
  • Problem-solving
  • Organization and time management
  • Ability to conduct research, review legislation and synthesize relevant information
  • Ability to collaborate and work in group settings
  • Proficiency in word processing and legal technology

Field Placement

If you meet all the 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:

  • Drafting correspondence and documents using cutting-edge legal software
  • Liaising with clients, courts and other professionals
  • Editing legal forms and pleadings
  • Managing office systems and billing procedures
  • Helping interview witnesses and industry experts
  • Editing legal forms and pleadings
  • Carrying out complex tasks with minimal supervision
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States