Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal) Program Requirements

  • Intakes: Campus Terms Full/Part Time
      North Vancouver Fall Full-Time

    Non-LAW courses may be taken in terms other than the suggested terms in the profile.

    Continuation Requirement: Any student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 (C) will not be permitted to continue in the program.

    Graduation Requirement: Students must complete all courses in the curriculum and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher in order to graduate.

    First Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 15.00
    ENGL 100 University Writing Strategies 3.00  
    LAW 101 Introduction to Law 3.00  
    LAW 110 Legal Analysis 3.00  
    LAW 115 Legal Document Processing 3.00  
    General Elective 100 level or higher 3.00  
    Second Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 15.00
    LAW 130 Criminal Law 3.00  
    LAW 140 Family Law and Procedures 3.00  
    General Electives 100 level or higher 6.00  
    Organizational Behaviour 100 level or higher (BADM 106 is recommended) 3.00  
    Third Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 15.00
    ENGL English Elective 100 level or higher 3.00  
    LAW 200 Torts I 3.00  
    LAW 210 Legal Research 3.00  
    LAW 220 Litigation Procedures I 3.00  
    General Elective 100 level or higher 3.00  
    Fourth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 15.00
    LAW 201 Torts II 3.00  
    LAW 230 Evidence 3.00  
    LAW 240 Estates and Procedures 3.00  
    General Elective 100 level or higher 3.00  
    Quantitative/Analytical elective 100 level or higher (as approved) 3.00  
    Fifth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 15.00
    LAW Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 3.00  
    LAW 300 Contracts I 3.00  
    LAW 310 Legal Drafting 3.00  
    LAW 315 Legal Interviewing 3.00  
    General or Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 3.00  
    Sixth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 16.50
    Required: 16.50
    LAW Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 6.00  
    LAW 301 Contracts II 3.00  
    LAW 340 Company Law 3.00  
    LAW 342 Corporate Procedures 1.50  
    General or Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 3.00  
    Seventh Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 16.50
    Required: 16.50
    LAW Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 6.00  
    LAW 400 Insurance Law I 3.00  
    LAW 440 Real Property 3.00  
    LAW 442 Conveyancing Procedures 1.50  
    General or Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 3.00  
    Eighth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 15.00
    LAW Legal Elective 300 or 400 level 3.00  
    LAW 420 Litigation Procedures II 3.00  
    LAW 425 Law Office Procedures 1.50  
    LAW 450 Intellectual Property 3.00  
    LAW 498 Practicum 4.50  
    Legal Electives   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 0.00
    Choose from the following list: 0.00
    Legal electives may be chosen from any of the legal electives offered by the School of Legal Studies (see below), and regardless of whether those legal electives existed or were available at the time the student commenced the degree. Please note that legal electives are offered on a rotating basis factoring in demand for particular courses, and will not necessarily be available every year.
    LAW 305 Arts and Entertainment Law 3.00  
    LAW 308 Sports and Recreation Law 3.00  
    LAW 317 Conflict Resolution 3.00  
    LAW 318 Meditation in Law and Business 3.00  
    LAW 320 Creditors' Remedies and Procedures 3.00  
    LAW 330 Administrative Law 3.00  
    LAW 335 Environmental Law 3.00  
    LAW 341 Securities Law 3.00  
    LAW 344 Elder Law 3.00  
    LAW 360 Labour and Employment Law 3.00  
    LAW 370 Modern Themes in Canadian Law 3.00  
    LAW 389 Directed Study I 3.00  
    LAW 401 Insurance Law II 3.00  
    LAW 410 Legal Advocacy 3.00  
    LAW 415 Legal Ethics 3.00  
    LAW 430 Aboriginal Law 3.00  
    LAW 460 International Law 3.00  
    LAW 462 International Human Rights Law 3.00  
    LAW 464 International Women's Rights Law 3.00  
    LAW 466 International Criminal Law 3.00  
    LAW 470 Philosophy of Law 3.00  
    LAW 489 Directed Study II 3.00  
    General Electives   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 0.00
    Total Program Credits 123.00
    Choose from the following list: 0.00
    General electives may be chosen from any of the Faculties at Capilano University. The following courses are excluded: academic preparation courses (e.g., EAP courses), legal courses in the Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal programs that are or were part of the core curriculum in those programs, and practicum, internship or co-operative education courses.

    For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.