Half-Time Studies

The Faculty of Law has a limited enrolment Half-Time Law Study Program intended for those unable to study full-time. The program cannot be completed through evening courses only.

Applicants must meet the Faculty’s general admission requirements or special admission requirements for Native Canadians. Applicants must also demonstrate they are unable to attend law school on a full-time basis because of one or more of the following:

  1. Exceptional family obligations either to young children or dependants (including persons with disabilities or requiring special care) requiring theirpresence at home.
  2. Substantial financial hardship: e.g. loss or reduction in employment imposing significant financial hardship with particular attention being given to single income families, people on limited or tentative incomes.
  3. Where there is a requirement for a reduced workload due to health or disability of the applicant.
  4. Career: In very limited circumstances, consideration may also be given to occupational involvement where an applicant is established in a public service career whose work would be assisted and improved by the study of law.

All candidates must attach to their regular application, a written statement and any supporting documents relevant to their need to attend the Half-Time program. The written statement and supporting documentation must establish that the candidate meets the criteria for admission and must include a detailed explanation of why she/he is unable to attend as a full-time student. Half-time students are fully integrated into the full-time program and complete their program through a combination of day, late afternoon and evening classes. All regular academic and extra-curricular programs are available to half-time students. 

Persons may, in subsequent years, apply or may be required to complete their studies on a full- time basis, as their factual circumstances vary and warrant.