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Law Clerk (Accelerated)

Available: Fall, Winter

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.

Accelerated

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.

Field Placement

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

Campus

Duration

3 Semesters (13 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

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.

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).

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • 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

Note

  • High degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m. are recommended for your success in the program.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$5,860

Tuition – International

$21,198

Book & Supply Costs

$2,200


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Stacy Chan 416.491.5050 ext. 22806 Stacy.Chan@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional 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

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network