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Law Clerk

Law Clerk

Program Code:LCK
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

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.

Field Placement

Meet all the necessary academic requirements and you will have the opportunity to participate in an unpaid field placement. This 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
  • 40 w.p.m. (net) at the end of second semester
  • 45 w.p.m. (net) at the end of third semester
  • 50 w.p.m. (net) for graduation

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants are ranked based on the strength of their academic background: grades, number of completed credits and relevance to the program.
  • Admission to this program is highly competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
    • Grade 11 Canadian History and Politics Since 1945
    • High degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m.

Fees

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Your Career

Earn your Law Clerk diploma 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.

Professional Accreditation

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).

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

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.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals
EAC150 College English
LGL102 Contracts and Torts
LGL130 Introduction to Canada's Legal System for LCK
LXY121 Automated Law Office
 
Semester 2
LXC212 Corporate and Commercial Law I
LXD212 Litigation I
LXM211 Family Law I
LXR216 Real Estate I
LXY234 Legal Document Production I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
FPL330 Field Placement I
LXC312 Corporate and Commercial Law II
LXD311 Litigation II
LXM322 Family Law II
LXR326 Computer Applications for Real Estate
LXR336 Real Estate II
LXY324 Legal Document Production II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FPL430 Field Placement II
LGL411 Legal Research and Writing
LXE411 Estates
LXJ432 Debtor Creditor Law
LXY426 Legal Document Production III
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals
EAC150 College English
LGL102 Contracts and Torts
LGL130 Introduction to Canada's Legal System for LCK
LXY121 Automated Law Office
 
Semester 2
LXC212 Corporate and Commercial Law I
LXD212 Litigation I
LXM211 Family Law I
LXR216 Real Estate I
LXY234 Legal Document Production I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
FPL330 Field Placement I
LXC312 Corporate and Commercial Law II
LXD311 Litigation II
LXM322 Family Law II
LXR326 Computer Applications for Real Estate
LXR336 Real Estate II
LXY324 Legal Document Production II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FPL430 Field Placement II
LGL411 Legal Research and Writing
LXE411 Estates
LXJ432 Debtor Creditor Law
LXY426 Legal Document Production III
plus: General Education Course

2014/2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals 3
EAC150 College English 3
LGL101 Introduction to Canada's Legal System 4
LGL112 Contracts 3
LGL116 Torts and Criminal Law 2
LXY121 Automated Law Office 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
LXC212 Corporate and Commercial Law I 3
LXD212 Litigation I 4
LXM211 Family Law I 3
LXR216 Real Estate I 3
LXY234 Legal Document Production I 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FPL330 Field Placement I
LXC312 Corporate and Commercial Law II 3
LXD311 Litigation II 3
LXM322 Family Law II 3
LXR326 Computer Applications for Real Estate 2
LXR336 Real Estate Law II 3
LXY324 Legal Document Production II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
LGL411 Legal Research and Writing 3
LXE411 Estates 3
LXJ432 Debtor Creditor Law 4
LXY426 Legal Document Production III 3
FPL430 Field Placement II
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Winter & Summer 2015

Semester 1 Course Name
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals
EAC150 College English
LGL102 Contracts and Torts
LGL130 Introduction to Canada's Legal System for LCK
LXY121 Automated Law Office
 
Semester 2 Course Name
LXC212 Corporate and Commercial Law I
LXD212 Litigation I
LXM211 Family Law I
LXR216 Real Estate I
LXY234 Legal Document Production I
XXXXXX General Education Option
 
Semester 3 Course Name
FPL330 Field Placement I
LXC312 Corporate and Commercial Law II
LXD311 Litigation II
LXM322 Family Law II
LXR336 Real Estate Law II
LXY324 Legal Document Production II
XXXXXX General Education Option
 
Semester 4 Course Name
FPL430 Field Placement II
LGL411 Legal Research and Writing
LXE411 Estates
LXJ432 Debtor Creditor Law
LXY426 Legal Document Production III
XXXXXX General Education Option

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shanda Reid
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22805
Shanda.Reid@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Randy Ramnanan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
Randy.Ramnanan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: JoAnn Kurtz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22811
Joann.Kurtz@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Wanda Forsythe
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
Wanda.Forsythe@senecacollege.ca
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