Law Clerk (Accelerated)
|Duration:||3 Semesters (13 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
As a student, you'll train to become a law clerk, assisting lawyers in private law offices and in the law departments of government and industry. You’ll acquire an understanding of the general principles of law and receive specific training in the skills appropriate for law clerks.
You will use your well-developed literacy skills in every course as you interpret detailed instructions, both verbal and written, and prepare a variety of legal documents and letters. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation.
Areas of concentration include Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law and Litigation.
This is an accelerated program for students who have already graduated with a degree or diploma and is designed for students who can demonstrate that they have previously achieved the academic equivalents of four general education credits and College English. This allows the completion of the professional subjects in the curriculum over a period of three semesters instead of four.
Meet all necessary academic requirements, and you will have the opportunity to participate in a four-week unpaid field placement for practical experience following the end of final exams in third semester. This component of the program provides you with practical work experience 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.
Required Keyboarding Speeds
- 30 w.p.m. (net) at the end of first semester
- 45 w.p.m. (net) at the end of second semester
- 50 w.p.m. (net) for graduation
- A degree or post-secondary diploma from an accredited institution. Applicants with substantial completion (75%) of a degree may be considered.
- Academic equivalents for four general arts education credits and College English
- Students with credentials from a foreign institution must be evaluated course by course through WES or ICAS
- English Proficiency at the post-secondary level
- High degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m. are recommended for your success in the program.
Accelerate your diploma. Earn your Law Clerk diploma in just three semesters and be prepared for a career as a law clerk or legal assistant in a wide range of law office environments. Major employers include small to large law firms, governments and corporate law departments.
University of Sussex:
Students who have a Canadian university degree and who graduate with a 3.0 GPA from the PLEA program will be eligible for a guaranteed place in the first year of the two or three-year program at the University of Sussex that leads to a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree.
Successfully complete our Law Clerk program and you'll be eligible for membership as an Ordinary Member in the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, and you may apply for membership as an Associate Member after having worked for three years without having to write the Associate's examination(s).
Important Academic Dates
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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.
|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|LGL102||Contracts and Torts||4|
|LGL131||Introduction to Canada's Legal System for LCKA||3|
|LGL411||Legal Research and Writing||3|
|LXR216||Real Estate I||3|
|LXY122||Automated Law Office for LCKA||2|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|LXC212||Corporate and Commercial Law I||3|
|LXM211||Family Law I||3|
|LXR326||Computer Applications for Real Estate||2|
|LXR336||Real Estate Law II||3|
|LXY234||Legal Document Production I||3|
|LXY324||Legal Documents II||3|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|LXC312||Corporate and Commercial Law II||3|
|LXJ432||Debtor Creditor Law||4|
|LXM322||Family Law II||3|
|LXY426||Legal Document Production III||3|
|FPL330||Field Placement I|
|FPL430||Field Placement II|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Contracts and Torts|
|Introduction to the Legal System for LCKA|
|Legal Research and Writing|
|Real Estate I|
|The Automated Law Office for LCKA|
|Corporate and Commercial I|
|Family Law I|
|Computer Applications for Real Estate|
|Real Estate II|
|Legal Document Production I|
|Corporate and Commercial II|
|Debtor Creditor Law|
|Family Law II|
|Legal Documents III|
|Field Placement x2|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Ida Yee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Randy Ramnanan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
|Program Coordinator:||JoAnn Kurtz
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22811
|Program Chair:||Wanda Forsythe
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745