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School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Business & Professional Studies - School of Legal Studies
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:Looking for a career in the law? Apply directly from high school and start your legal training as part of your degree – with no previous experience required. CapU’s School of Legal Studies has an excellent reputation and our graduates are in demand. We are also the only university in Western Canada to offer a degree program for paralegals.

You'll take core legal studies courses together with general and legal electives. Whether your ultimate goal is to build a valuable and rewarding career as a paralegal, to become a lawyer, to work in other law-related professions, or to do graduate work, this program is your best option.
URL:Legal Studies (Paralegal) at Capilano University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,502
International: $19,369

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Admission Requirements

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

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 high 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 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 January 24, 2020

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