Collaborative Study - Paralegal Program

Faculty of Social Sciences

Collaborative Study - Paralegal Program

This program is designed for those who wish to complete a both a degree at Brock and to become Paralegals.  Paralegals are licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to practice certain components of law.  For further information, see the current information that is posted by the Law Society.  This program is available to students who are majoring in Political Science.

About the program
Are you interested in a career as a paralegal? This collaborative study program is designed to offer students both a degree in Political Science from Brock University, and to train individuals at Seneca College who wish to become licensed paralegals in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society Act. Licensed paralegals may act in a self-employed capacity and offer specified legal services directly to the public for a fee without the supervision of a lawyer, or may be salaried employees in various legal environments. Brock University and
Seneca College have teamed up to develop the Collaborative Study - Paralegal program (CSP). In just four years, students in the CSP Program earn both an Honours BA degree from Brock University and a Paralegal diploma from Seneca College.

Structure of the program

  • Years 1, 2 and 4: you take all of your courses at Brock University
  • Year 3: you complete the Paralegal Accelerated Program at Seneca College-Newnham Campus in Toronto (includes courses and field work). The field placement is organized by Seneca College. A description of some of the courses taken in the Paralegal Accelerated Program can be found at the Seneca College website.

Students apply to the collaborative program at the end of their first successful year of study at Brock. A minimum 70% average is required to be considered for admission, but please note that reaching this minimum does not guarantee acceptance.

Contact: Diane Leon

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