This distinct, one-year articulated program is for you, if you are a graduate of the Law and Society Program of York University or of a Justice Studies degree or equivalent from an Ontario university.
You will be equipped with necessary skills to work in the justice sector, as a professional administrator or clerk for courts and quasi-judicial administrative tribunals. You will study law, procedure and ethics while gaining hands-on experience in the areas of project management, legal research, government administration and technology. Fluency in English is critical to your success, and there is a strong focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation.
This program is also offered as a 2-year diploma program.
Students meeting academic requirements will have the opportunity to participate in a four-week unpaid field placement at the end of the second semester. 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.
For securing field placement at court or other government setting, you will have to provide a police clearance certificate.
If you do not have permanent resident status or Canadian citizenship, you may not be eligible for a field placement with a government department, agency or court.
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:
Court of Appeal for Ontario
Ontario Court of Justice
Superior Court of Justice
Federal Court of Canada
Other career opportunities are available in administrative agencies that deal with such matters as landlord and tenant, workplace health and safety, immigrants and refugees, and labour relations.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
Communication, written and verbal
Problem-solving and conflict resolution
Organization and time management
Ability to conduct research, review legislation and synthesize relevant information
Ability to collaborate and work in group settings
Upon successful completion of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including full attendance, you will receive an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from the School of Legal and Public Administration.