Distance Learning Program


The Distance Learning Program is designed specifically for foreign trained lawyers looking meet their NCA subject requirements.  The Distance Learning Program is not a degree granting program; none of the degrees offered by or through the Peter A. Allard School of Law can be done through this program. 


Important dates:

Enrolment in UBC for the September 2018 term is closed.  

Enrolment in UBC for the January 2019 term is open, with a deadline of November 15thYou must submit an application to Access Studies by that date to ensure your application is processed by the start of the term.  Click here to apply to the program.


Course Registration information for January 2019 Courses

We are accepting course registration forms for the January 2019 term.

Course space is limited.  Submitting a registration form is not a guarantee of registering in the course.  We will process registration forms in the order that we receive them. 

Please be sure of the following when submitting a registraiton form:

  1. You are enrolled or have been accepted to start in the 2018W term as an Access Studies, Unclassified, or LLM CL student;
  2. You have paid all outstanding fees and the registraiton deposit on the Student Service Centre.

Course registration forms are found on our Courses webpage for each individual term.


Quick Links

Prospective students Current Students
Program Eligibility Access Course Material - Canvas (requires CWL login)
English Language Requirements Course schedule and registration forms for the coming term
Our Course Offerings and Descriptions with NCA subject equivalencies

UBC Student Service Centre (SSC)

Apply to the Program! UBC Online Learning Resources and Learner Support
Final Exam information for Distance Learning Students

Frequently Asked Questions


About the Program:

In its Strategic Plan, the Allard School of Law committed to enhancing curricular flexibility through implementing distance learning opportunities for students.

To that end, and thanks to the generous support of the Flexible Learning Initiative, the Franklin Lew Innovation Fund, and the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, a Distance Learning Program was launched in September 2014, consisting of online versions of four graduate-level courses.

The Distance Learning Program presents a unique opportunity for foreign-trained law students and lawyers to work towards the accreditation requirements for practicing law in Canada.  Designed by faculty members and leaders in the field, these online courses give students the flexibility to take graduate-level law courses outside of a formal degree program and from anywhere in the world.