Program Highlights

Looking for a career in the law? Apply directly from high school and start your legal training as part of your degree.

CapU’s School of Legal Studies is the only university in Western Canada to offer a degree program for paralegals and graduates of the program are in high demand across the legal profession. 

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.

  • Demonstrate the ability to examine various legal problems by identifying appropriate areas of the law and sources to consult in commencing the process of legal analysis.
  • Demonstrate competence in researching legislation, case law and other secondary legal materials.
  • Summarize legal research findings in appropriate legal formats with clear and compelling analysis and conclusions.
  • Demonstrate competence in effective communication in legally relevant contexts such as presentations of case summaries, interviewing clients, and group presentations.
  • Prepare, draft and produce legal documents, including pleadings and other court documents, wills, corporate documents, or real estate documents.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and ability to identify legal issues in a broad range of areas through an exposure to a variety of legal subjects.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4432 $1638 $6070
Year 2$4489 $1638 $6127
Year 3$5953 $1638 $7591
Year 4$5953 $1638 $7591
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$20827 $6551 $27379

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 15.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
LAW 101Introduction to Law3.00 credits
LAW 110Legal Analysis3.00 credits
LAW 115Legal Document Processing3.00 credits
General Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 15.00

LAW 130Criminal Law3.00 credits
LAW 140Family Law and Procedures3.00 credits
General Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits
Organizational Behaviour 100-level or higher (BADM 106 is recommended)3.00 credits
Quantitative/Analytical Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits


Third Term

Total credits: 15.00

LAW 200Torts I3.00 credits
LAW 210Legal Research3.00 credits
LAW 220Litigation Procedures I3.00 credits
ENGLEnglish Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits
General Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits


Fourth Term

Total credits: 15.00

LAW 201Torts II3.00 credits
LAW 230Evidence3.00 credits
LAW 240Estates and Procedures3.00 credits
General Electives 100-level or higher6.00 credits


Fifth Term

Total credits: 15.00

LAW 300Contracts I3.00 credits
LAW 310Legal Drafting3.00 credits
LAW 315Legal Interviewing3.00 credits
LAWLegal Elective 300 or 400-level3.00 credits
General or Legal Elective 300 or 400-level3.00 credits


Sixth Term

Total credits: 16.50

LAW 301Contracts II3.00 credits
LAW 340Company Law3.00 credits
LAW 342Corporate Procedures1.50 credits
LAWLegal Elective 300 or 400-level6.00 credits
General or Legal Elective 300 or 400-level3.00 credits


Seventh Term

Total credits: 16.50

LAW 400Insurance Law I3.00 credits
LAW 440Real Property3.00 credits
LAW 442Conveyancing Procedures1.50 credits
LAWLegal Elective 300 or 400-level6.00 credits
General or Legal Elective 300 or 400-level3.00 credits


Eighth Term

Total credits: 15.00

LAW 420Litigation Procedures II3.00 credits
LAW 425Law Office Procedures1.50 credits
LAW 450Intellectual Property3.00 credits
LAW 498Practicum4.50 credits
LAWLegal Elective 300 or 400-level3.00 credits


Legal Electives

Choose from the following list:

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 305Arts and Entertainment Law3.00 credits
LAW 308Sports and Recreation Law3.00 credits
LAW 312Cannabis Law3.00 credits
LAW 317Conflict Resolution3.00 credits
LAW 318Meditation in Law and Business3.00 credits
LAW 320Creditors' Remedies and Procedures3.00 credits
LAW 322Animal Law3.00 credits
LAW 325Constitutional Law3.00 credits
LAW 330Administrative Law3.00 credits
LAW 331Indigenous People and the Law3.00 credits
LAW 335Environmental Law3.00 credits
LAW 341Securities Law3.00 credits
LAW 344Elder Law3.00 credits
LAW 355Immigration Law3.00 credits
LAW 360Labour and Employment Law3.00 credits
LAW 370Modern Themes in Canadian Law3.00 credits
LAW 389Directed Study I3.00 credits
LAW 401Insurance Law II3.00 credits
LAW 410Legal Advocacy3.00 credits
LAW 415Legal Ethics3.00 credits
LAW 421Civil Litigation3.00 credits
LAW 423E-Discovery3.00 credits
LAW 443Commercial Real Estate Law3.00 credits
LAW 453Financing the Tech Start-Up3.00 credits
LAW 460International Law3.00 credits
LAW 462International Human Rights Law3.00 credits
LAW 464International Women's Rights Law3.00 credits
LAW 466International Criminal Law3.00 credits
LAW 470Philosophy of Law3.00 credits
LAW 489Directed Study II3.00 credits


General Electives

Choose from the following list:

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.


Total program credits: 123.00

Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

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.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

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

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