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 their
presence 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
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, as are awards, bursaries and prizes.
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
Tuition for half-time students is approximately half the cost of