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Single Course Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Eligibility
Winter 2018 (view available courses) Closed, new dates available soon LLB or JD

Professional LLM Courses for Practicing Canadian Lawyers

> For Assessment

Don’t want to commit to a degree right now? Consider taking up to 12 credits as a non-degree student through single course enrollment. Choosing to complete LLM courses for Assessment allows you the flexibility of applying your credits to a future LLM degree. If a degree is not part of your professional development plan, but you want to dive in further into a practice area that you’re currently involved in or wish to explore a new area of law, this option could be for you. Network with professionals across industries and establish relationships with new clients and lifelong friends.

> Auditing Courses

If you’re interested in exploring your practice area in-depth or want to learn about a new area of the law, auditing courses gives you access to knowledge, faculty and networking opportunities, without the requirement of completing assignments.

Students who audit an LLM course are expected to prepare for, attend and actively participate in classes but do not complete assignments/exams or receive a final grade. Audit students are not formally admitted, and will not receive an official transcript. However, confirmation of attendance will be provided by Osgoode Professional Development, if requested. You can still get CPD credits towards fulfilling your annual requirements.

> Turn Your SCE into a Degree

Students who complete single course(s) with assessment and are subsequently admitted to an LLM degree program can petition to receive advanced standing for courses successfully completed subject to the degree requirements of the LLM specialization to which they have applied.
Audited courses cannot be considered for advanced standing.

Canadian Common Law Courses for NCA Candidates

Are you an internationally trained lawyer or law graduate who plans to eventually practice law in Canada? By choosing to take Canadian Common Law courses, you can complete your NCA requirements in a classroom with instruction from top faculty and practitioners. You’ll get the benefit of their Canadian legal practice experience and build a network of peers who are in the same phase of their career development who have similar professional goals.

Note: that you can complete a maximum of 12 credits as a non-degree student through single course enrollment – if you have more than 12 credits to complete our degree programs might be a better fit – try our Program Selector Tool  to help identify how we can help you meet your NCA requirements.

Current Offerings

Courses for the Winter 2018 term

Application Requirements:

> Academic Background

Canadian Common Law Courses

  • A degree in law from outside of Canada OR a Bachelor of Civil Law from a Canadian University
  • Proof that you are currently required to take the course you are applying to (i.e. a current NCA Assessment with an expiry date in the future or a screen shot from your NCA portal)

Professional LLM Courses

All applicants to single course enrollment MUST have an LLB/JD degree.

> Application Documents

  • Single Course Enrollment Application Form – See ‘How to Apply’
  • Current Resume / CV
  • Copy of LLB/JD Transcripts
  • Copy of Current NCA Assessment (for Canadian Common Law Courses)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (if applicable – see below)

> Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must supply proof of language proficiency as set out in the table below.  You may be exempted from this requirement if you have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the only official language of instruction.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Test Score Website Email
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based 625 (with minimum of 5 on TWE) TOEFL Website toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – Computer Based 263 TOEFL Website toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based) 102-109 TOEFL Website toefl@ets.org
IELTS 7.5 overall and 7.0 in reading and writing IELTS website ed@britcoun.org
YELT – York English Language Test Band 1 YELT website yelt@yorku.ca
YUELI – York University English Language Institute Level 9 with Distinction YUELI website yueli@yorku.ca

How to Apply:

1. Submit Your Online Application

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies online application. A non-refundable application fee of $100CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ section, select:

  • The term in which the course you’re applying to is offered*
  • ‘Part Time Studies’
  • “I wish to enroll as a visiting student”
  • Click ‘Faculty’ (this opens a pop up box) and select ‘LAW’*Note a new application is required for each term of study Wait to Receive Your Application Confirmation

2. Wait to Receive Your Application Confirmation

After you’ve submitted your online application we’ll be in touch within 3 business days to provide you with your student/application number and a link to the Single Course Enrollment Application form where you can upload your documents.

3. Complete Your Single Course Enrollment Application Form and Upload Your Documents

After you’ve submitted your online application through the York University online application tool, you’ll receive an email from our Admissions Office with a link to the Single Course Enrollment Supplementary Form. You’ll need to upload the following documents when you submit the supplementary form:

  • Current Resume / CV
  • Copy of LLB/JD Transcripts
  • Copy of Current NCA Assessment (for Canadian Common Law Courses)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (if applicable – see below)

4. Expect a Response

We review all single course enrollment applications after the deadline and anticipate having responses to all applications via e-mail within 2-3 weeks of the deadline.