Capilano University

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Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Business & Professional Studies, School of Legal Studies
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,235
International: $24,741

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

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CapU?s Paralegal Diploma graduates work for law firms, in-house counsel and government agencies under the supervision of a lawyer, performing interesting and rewarding substantive and procedural legal work.

The Paralegal Diploma program is designed for students who have already completed at least of two years of post-secondary education or equivalent learning experience.


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

    • High school graduation
    • English 100 level or higher course (B- or higher) or

      • CMNS 159 (B+ or higher) or
      • LPI exam (level 5 or higher) or
      • CAEL exam (70 or higher)

    • One of the following:

      • Two years full-time post-secondary education (with an academic focus) or
      • One year full-time post-secondary education (with an academic focus) plus relevant life/work experience or
      • Relevant life/work learning experience at the discretion of the department

    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    • Short handwritten essay (three pages, double-spaced) entitled, "Why I Want to Become a Paralegal"
    • Two letters of reference (preferably from past employers or college/university instructors)
    • 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.
    • Although not required, work experience in an office setting and a good working knowledge of computers are highly recommended
    • Please note: In the School of Legal Studies the EDT is not accept in place of the LPI or CAEL

    * 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.

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