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bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Liberal Arts - Law and Justice Studies

bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Liberal Arts - Law and Justice Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $13,673 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 31-August-2021 2021-08-31

Overview

College Diploma in Liberal Arts - Law and Justice Studies

The two-year Law and Justice Studies diploma program is designed to prepare you for a career in the legal profession. You will acquire the skills, training and support to strengthen your future career in a variety of legal professions including law, law enforcement, paralegal, criminology, advocacy, social justice and legal security.

As a graduate of this program you will be well situated to transfer your first two years of post-secondary study into a receiving institution of your choice to continue your legal studies and training. You will be of great service to any community you chose to work  in after graduation, but most importantly, rural communities in need of greater access to justice for their citizens.

Curriculum

This program is learner focused and accountable to student needs through core courses designed for future legal studies, and a significant range of flexibility and choice. Legal professionals come from a broad range of academic backgrounds and law programs emphasize the importance of students pursuing their interests in undergraduate education with electives each year. The unique curriculum includes conflict resolution, transformative justice and a focus on issues specific to legal systems in rural areas.

Community Partnerships and Collaboration

Lawyers are fundamentally tied to their communities, especially in rural settings and the program will give you first-hand knowledge and experience of how that connection might look once you are finished your education through connection to local lawyers, judges and advocacy groups who are working every day to increase access to justice in our local region.

Labour Market Demand

The average age of lawyers in Canada is over 50 years and as a result, the college will soon be facing a shortage of lawyers across the country. This situation is even more critical in rural areas where the number of practicing lawyers is shrinking due to high rates of retirement. In response, there is a growing focus toward easing strain on the legal system in British Columbia through increased training and expansion of responsibilities for paralegals and incentives programs for rural legal professionals. By directly increasing  the number of trained legal professionals with a rural background, our program is helping to solve the “Access to Justice” challenges facing our province today.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$21,193

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,000
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,520
Tuition 1 person $13,673

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

Students whose first language is not English must fulfill the College’s English language proficiency requirement. See Policy 8611: Admissions.
Mature students must meet the English 12 requirement.

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

PTE

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Accepted English Duolingo scores for Selkirk College are 110 = IELTS 6.5 and 105 = IELTS 6.0.

If you need assistance to meet college or program admission requirements the following programs will get you get there:
English Language Program
Academic Upgrading

Academic background and requirement

Law & Justice Studies Academic Admission Requirements: Minimum grade of 60% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent. Students who do not meet this requirement must write the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test and achieve a minimum of level 4 to attain equivalency. Additional Requirements: Students whose first language is not English must fulfill the College’s English language proficiency requirement. See Policy 8611: Admissions. Mature students must meet the English 12 requirement.

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