Capilano University

Legal Studies - Paralegal

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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:Our Bachelor of Legal Studies is a new training option for paralegals. It was approved by the Minister of Advanced Education and our first intake was September 2010. It is the only paralegal degree in Western Canada and just the second such degree in all of Canada.

The degree option is open to high school graduates, unlike our Paralegal Diploma and Certificate options which require additional post-secondary training and work experience.
URL:Legal Studies - Paralegal at Capilano University
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Paralegals

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have British Columbia secondary school graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent OR Mature Student status; or equivalent education or experience. Applicants are also required to have an 80% average through Grades 11 and 12 (in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and at least four other academic courses).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
The School of Legal Studies will review applications once the application package is complete. The applicant may be called for an interview if they meet the admission requirements. Applicants are also required to submit: a Resume; a short handwritten essay (three pages, double-spaced) entitled, “Why I Want to Become a Paralegal”; and two letters of reference (preferably from high school teachers and/or non-family members who work in a business or professional setting).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 29, 2017