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SchoolUniversity of the Fraser Valley
LocationAbbotsford, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 14,000
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have: B.C. high school graduation or equivalent. Non-graduates, aged 23 or older, may be considered on an individual basis; prerequisites for CMNS 125; and one of the following: successful completion at the post-secondary level, and within the past two years, of a Legal Administrative Assistant certificate program that includes a practicum; or two years’ legal administrative experience and current employment in a law firm, and proof of 60 wpm typing speed (attach copy of certificate).
Cost
International: $30,800

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).
Scholarships
DescriptionIn this program, students will study the basic foundations and structure of the Canadian legal system and become familiar with litigation and legal research processes. In addition, students will develop skills in computer programs as they apply to the practice of law. Students will also acquire fundamental knowledge about the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts and will become familiar with the terminology, policies, and procedures applied to estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.

Family and criminal law are other principal subjects that will be covered in this program. Family law specializes in divorce, separation, custody, adoption, guardianship, and community property. Criminal law covers statutory crimes and punishment, crime classification, determining guilt, and basic criminal procedure concepts.

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