Juris Doctor Programs

Part Time Requests

All JD students have a five year period in which to complete their degree. However, the first year is usually done as full time study.

There is a provision for first year students to apply for part-time study.

Admission to part-time for first year is limited to 5% of places. In order to be considered for admission to the part-time JD program for first year, applicants must:

  • have been admitted through the normal admission process pertaining to full time students (all application deadlines for regular or aboriginal applicants apply)

  • demonstrate in writing to the satisfaction of the Admissions Committee circumstances to justify admission to the part-time program, within one or more of the following categories:

    1. family obligations requiring care for dependents

    2. personal or family health problems

    3. physical or learning disability

    4. subject to space availability, circumstances such as employment commitments, financial hardship or other personal disadvantages not included in 1-3.

Applicants who are interested in the part-time program must submit their written request to the admissions Office, prior to July 1st in the year in which they wish to be considered. All information and documentation pertaining to the relevant circumstances (i.e: personal statement, medical certificates etc.) must accompany the applicant's request, in order for it to be considered by the Committee. Successful candidates will be notified as soon as a decision has been made.

Please contact the Admissions Office for more specific details on this program.