Non-degree special students enrolled in the graduate program must choose their courses from those available in the JD program. Graduate students usually choose upper-year courses, seminars, and specialized and intensive courses, which often require the preparation of a research paper.

Special students are not permitted to choose first-year courses.

The coursework will be graded on the graduate grading scale.

In no circumstances will courses taken in the non-degree special student program be accredited for the JD program.

All course selections are subject to approval by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies. Students are encouraged to balance their courseload between the terms.  We cannot guarantee that all course selections will be assigned, although graduate students will get special consideration for courses in their area of research.

Candidates should be aware that a graduate degree in law does not qualify one for admission to the Bar in Ontario.