This is an accelerated version of our Law Clerk program. If you have a previous postsecondary degree or diploma, you will finish this program in 13 months instead of four semesters. The program will prepare you to work under the supervision of a lawyer in a fast-paced legal environment. In addition to learning about legal principles and ethics, you will obtain practical, hands-on training that will equip you for success in the workplace. The curriculum focuses on real estate, corporate and commercial, litigation, wills and estates, and family law, with an emphasis on the technological skills needed in these practice areas.
Taught by lawyers and law clerks with excellent professional experience, the program offers students opportunities to engage with current law clerks, leading industry experts, and legal recruiters through workshops, law firm tours, court visits, career preparation events, field placement, and various speaking engagements.
Fluency in English is critical to your success in the program and the legal environment, and there is a strong focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation.
If you meet all necessary academic requirements, you will be eligible to participate in 20 days of unpaid field placement at the end of your final semester, which gives you practical work experience, networking opportunities, 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. Successful completion of field placement is a requirement for graduation.
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
Upon completion of this program, you will 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).