As the only one of its kind in Ontario, the Law Clerk Advanced program will help you gain experience in criminal, corporate and real estate law and prepare you for a rewarding and successful career. One of only five programs accredited by the Institution of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO), this program ensures educational standards are ILCO compliant. Whether you want to be a law clerk in a law office, a corporate legal department or as part of the government, you’ll have the skills needed for a successful career.
As Ontario’s only Law Clerk Advanced program, this program will provide you with extensive training in the theory and practise of law as well as extensive field placement opportunities and advanced job search strategies to give you the edge to launch an exciting legal career.
Legal course highlights:
Career focused, on-campus networking event with employers who are actively recruiting graduating students
Specialized areas of law including criminal, municipal land planning, insurance, employment, immigration and intellectual property law
Traditional areas of law including corporate, family, litigation, wills, estates and real estate
You will be exposed to the laws and procedures that help us navigate each area of law while participating in experiential learning opportunities in class and in the workplace.
Institute of LAW CLERKS OF oNTARIO MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW
ILCO program approval indicates that the program meets the educational criteria for various levels of membership to ILCO. This program approval is a tremendous benefit as it eliminates the need for graduates to take the standardized ILCO courses and examinations allowing them to apply for direct membership. Students registered in the final year of the Law Clerk Advanced program automatically receive a student membership.
Law Clerk & Field Placement Preparation (LITG 4300)
Real Estate File Management (MGMT 3308)
Commercial Transactions (TRAN 3200)
Ethics And Professional Responsibility (ETHC 3303)
Family Law I (FLAW 4301)
Field Placement (FWK 4203)
Corporate Law II (LAW 2205)
Residential Landlord & Tenant Law (LAW 2304)
Adr-Alt Disp. Resolution-LCAD (LAW 2306)
Civil Litigation II (LITG 4301)
Family Law II (FLAW 5302)
Field Placement II (FWK 5201)
Insurance Law (INSL 5301)
Land Planning & Municipal Government (LAW 1310)
Legal Research II (RESR 5301)
Administrative Law (TRIB 1303)
Wills & Estate Administration I (WILL 5302)
Employment Law - Legal (EMPL 6301)
Field Placement III (FWK 6203)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Immigration (IMMG 6301)
Legal Career Preparation (LEGL 5300)
Securities/Intellectual Property (SECR 6300)
Wills & Estate Administration II (WILL 6302)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Corporate Services Assistant
Litigation Support Professional
Legal Support Services Assistant
Litigation Executive Assistant
Contracts & Risk Management Clerk
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Corporate legal departments
Provincial and federal government ministries and agencies
Your learning experience will be complemented by a 70-hour field placement in your fourth semester and a flexible 280-hour placement that can be completed in the spring/summer or during your fifth and sixth semesters which will provide you with the skills, confidence and ability to compete for the best jobs with the best firms and organizations. Please note: there are pre-placement requirements for the field placement component of this program.
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials
Qualified graduates can go on to take Durham College’s programs in: