The Business School program will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to practice and succeed in this field. During your time in the program, you’ll attend a wide variety of Law Clerk courses in conjunction with legal software courses, which will fully prepare you for employment in the legal profession in just two years.
A unique feature of this business diploma program will be a final-semester four-day-per-week work placement. Through this opportunity, you’ll gain invaluable work experience and apply your knowledge to real-life legal situations.
- Emphasis is placed on practical, career-oriented assignments.
- Faculty members are lawyers and other legal professionals.
- The work placement component consists of work in a law, corporate or government office for a 14-week period.
- The work placement is organized and supervised by the program’s faculty.
- The diploma with which you graduate reflects high standards of learning.
- Once you successfully complete the Law Clerk program, you will have the opportunity to enter the one-year Paralegal graduate certificate program at Centennial College’s The Business School.
- Graduates of this program who wish to build on their foundation in law can also apply to Centennial’s graduate Paralegal program or take advantage of our partnership with University of Leicester School of Law in the U.K.
- Law clerk
- Lawyer’s assistant
- Client interviewer
- Trial assistant
- Legal researcher
- Pathway to Paralegal program
Qualified graduates of this Law Clerk program may be eligible to participate in a pathway with partner universities. These partnerships will allow them to apply academic credit toward further study. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Centennial College Law Clerk graduates have the opportunity to turn their 2 year diploma into a university degree. The pathway to Algoma University allows graduates with a 3.0 GPA (B) average or higher, to apply for a maximum of 45 college to university transfer credits providing a way for law clerks to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice at Algoma University in potentially less time.
Areas of Employment
- Law firms
- Corporate legal departments
- Government agencies
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- English language proficiency
If you are applying through the Better Jobs Ontario Program, please apply at the Employment Training Centre (Progress Campus). The Better Jobs Ontario Program is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Better Jobs Ontario Program
If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca A non-refundable application fee of $110 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees
Apply directly to Centennial College here
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Domestic applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS). For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
Please refer to the International Education Application Guide.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.
- Support the needs of clients and legal professionals through the use of accurate terminology and professional communication strategies, both orally and in writing.
- Complete all work within routine and unexpected time lines and limitation periods within the legal environment.
- Use current and relevant electronic and print resources, within the legal environment, to conduct legal research, to assist with file and evidentiary management, to facilitate communication and generate legal documentation, complying with current regulations and procedures.
- Research and summarize the presenting legal issues, applying knowledge of substantive law, to support the legal team.
- Apply rules of procedure to support best legal practices.
- Conduct oneself professionally in adherence to the guidelines of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
- Carry out clerical and administrative duties for the operation of a variety of legal environments.
- Outline strategies for ongoing professional development to ensure continuing competence as a Law Clerk.
- Act equitably and justly with diverse populations.
- Provide support for legal professionals in courts and administrative tribunals within the legal system.