Distance Learning Program

Welcome

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.

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 Information for Prospective Students – May 2020 and September 2020

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Distance Learning Program has revised our application process for prospective applicants interested in taking courses in the May 2020 or September 2020 terms. This process applies to the May 2020 and September 2020 terms ONLY for now. This new process recognizes that with the move to remote work it is often not possible for universities to send official transcripts and for us to receive them.  

 

Please note that if you are interested in taking LAW 505.98A – Canadian Public Law in the May 2020 term, this course is currently fully enrolled. We are maintaining a waitlist, but we cannot guarantee there will be seats available. Please keep this in mind if you are planning to register for the May 2020 term.

 

As our offices are closed and staff are working remotely, we are unable to access or accept any hard-copy documents in the mail. Please do NOT send any hard-copy documents to us at this time. Staff do not have access to office phones and will not be receiving or returning any calls. Staff are available from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM via email: distancelearning@allard.ubc.ca.

 

Important dates for the May 2020 term:

  • Monday May 10, 2020: first day of class
  • Friday May 15, 2020: add/drop and full tuition refund deadline. After this date, you cannot enroll in classes or can only withdraw with a W standing with your tuition partially refunded. Please see here for the amount refunded depending on when you drop the course.
  • Thursday August 12, 2020: last day of class
  • Monday August 16, 2020 to Friday August 20, 2020: final exam period

 

Please visit the How to Apply page for information on how to apply for May 2020 and/or September 2020.

 

Course Registration information for May 2020

Registration is open from March 17th, 2020 at 12:00 noon Vancouver time

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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 registration form:

  1. You are currently enrolled or have been accepted to start in the 2020S term as an Access Studies, Unclassified, or LLM CL student;
  2. You have paid all 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)
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.