Law Clerk 2804

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 2804
School: School of Business
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College’s Law Clerk program is accredited by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) and provides an excellent opportunity for students to acquire the skills necessary to practice in this field.

A wide variety of law courses, in conjunction with computer legal software courses, will fully prepare students for employment in the legal profession. A unique feature of Centennial’s program is a four-day-per week work placement in the final semester. This work placement provides invaluable work experience and will allow students to apply their knowledge to real-life legal situations.

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-110 Strategies for Business Success Progress Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
GNED-107 Current Issues in Canadian Law Progress Campus
LAWS-105 Computers for Law Clerks Progress Campus
LAWS-221 Family Law Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
LAWS-112 Real Estate 1 Progress Campus
LAWS-114 Civil Litigation Progress Campus
LAWS-115 Corporate Law Progress Campus
LAWS-310 Automated Law Office 1 Progress Campus

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
JOBS-221 Job Search Skills Progress Campus
LAWS-117 Legal Research and Writing Progress Campus
LAWS-223 Real Estate 2 Progress Campus
LAWS-228 Government Boards and Agencies Progress Campus
LAWS-315 Automated Law Office 2 Progress Campus

Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
LAWS-224 Wills & Estates Progress Campus
LAWS-225 Debtor-Creditor/Landlord Tenant Law Progress Campus
LAWS-226 Work Placement - Law Clerk Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Emphasis is placed on practical, career-oriented assignments
  • Faculty members are lawyers and other law office professionals
  • The work placement component consists of four days per week in a law, corporate or government office for a 14-week period.
  • The work placement is organized and supervised by faculty members of the program
  • The diploma that is earned reflects high standards of learning
  • There is an opportunity to find positions assisting a wide variety of legal practices, including legal counsel areas of business and government

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study.

Our partners are:

  • Algoma University
  • Athabasca University
  • University of New Brunswick


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario, your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.
Career Outlook

Graduates may work for a Law Firm or Corporation as:


  • Assistant to Lawyer
  • Interview Clients
  • Trial Assistant
  • Legal Researcher
  • Opportunity to go into Paralegal