Important dates and deadlines

Enrolment

Topic

Dates

First day to enroll (all Common Law programs)

June 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Convocation

Topic

Dates

Last day to register for a degree for Fall 2020 Convocation

September 15, 2020

Fall 2020 Convocation - Faculty of Law

November 1, 2020

Last day to register for a degree for Spring 2021 Convocation

March 31, 2021

Spring 2021 Convocation - Faculty of Law

To be determined

Student Proposed Internships

Topic

Dates

Important dates and deadlines regarding the Student Proposed Internships

 

Please consult the Career and Professional Development Center’s website

Fall 2020

Topic

Dates

Term Dates

September 1 to December 31

Orientation - Mandatory activities to welcome all first-year Common Law students

September 3, 4 and 8

Courses

September 9 to December 9

Examen de compétences linguistiques en français (mandatory exam)

(All first year students in the French Common Law Program)

To be determined

Teaching and course evaluations

November 23 to December 4

Statutory holidays, breaks and special events

Topic

Dates

Labour Day

September 7

Thanksgiving

October 12

Reading Week

October 25 to 31

Study Break

N/A

Holiday break: University closed

From 4:30 p.m. December 22, 2021, to 8:45 a.m. January 4, 2021

Changes to regular course schedule

Topic

Dates

Classes on Monday, October 12, Thanksgiving (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Wednesday, December 9, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply.

December 9

Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements

Topic

Dates

First year block enrolment course change period

August 31 to September 4

4:30 p.m.

Last day to enrol and to change course selection

September 22

Last day to submit a request to register for a Directed Research Project

September 22

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead.

October 2

Last day to submit a registration form for the Major Paper Requirement

November 1

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all of yourprogram requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Course withdrawal is not possible after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade.

November 20

Grades and exams

Topic

Dates

Exam period

December 10 to 22

All papers, including Directed Research papers, are due by 4:00 p.m.

December 22

First year mid-term grades will be posted online (by 4:00 p.m.)

January 18

Fall term final grades will be approved by the Faculty Council and posted online (by 4:00 p.m.)

January 18

Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations

February 1

Deferred exam period for Fall courses

March 9 to 12

Supplemental exam period for graduating students

To be confirmed

Supplemental exam period

To be confirmed

Tuition fee payment

Topic

Dates

Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. See Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website.

August 26

Student services

Topic

Dates

Last day to opt out of medical or dental insurance plans

To be determined

Period for opting out of ancillary fees for optional services August 1 to October 2

Last day to receive a full refund on your U-Pass. After this date, reimbursements are pro-rated.

September 30
January 2021

Topic

Dates

January session

January 5 to 22

Courses

January 5 to 20

Teaching and course evaluations

January 15 to 20

Statutory holidays, breaks and special events

Topic

Dates

Study Break

January 21

January term break

January 25 to 29

Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements

Topic

Dates

Last day to enrol and to change course selection

January 8

Last day to submit a request to register for a Directed Research Project

January 8

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead.

January 13

Last day to submit a registration form for the Major Paper Requirement

January 13

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all of your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Course withdrawal is not possible after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. 

January 17

Last day to indicate courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades

January 17

Grades and exams

Topic

Dates

Exam day

January 22

All papers, including Directed Research papers, are due by 4:00 p.m.

January 22

January term final grades will be approved and posted online (by 4:00 p.m.)

February 8

Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations.

February 22

Deferred exam period for January courses March 9 to 12

Supplemental exam period for graduating students

To be confirmed

Supplemental exam

To be confirmed

Tuition fee payment

Topic

Dates

Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees for the January and Winter sessions. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website.

January 6

Student services

Topic

Dates

Last day to receive a full refund on your U-Pass. After this date, reimbursements are pro-rated

January 14

Winter 2021

Topic

Dates

Length of term

February 1 to April 30

Winter courses

February 1 to April 14

Teaching and course evaluations

March 29 to April 14

Statutory holidays, breaks and special events

Topic

Dates

Study Break

March 9 to 12

Family Day

February 15

Spring Open House

TBD

Course Fair for English courses

TBD

Study break

April 15

Easter break

April 2 to 5

Changes to regular course schedule

Topic

Dates

Classes on Friday, April 2, Good Friday (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Tuesday, April 13, when the usual Friday course schedule will apply.

April 13

Classes on Saturday, April 3, Easter break (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Wednesday, April 14, when the usual Saturday course schedule will apply

April 14
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements

Topic

Dates

Last day to enrol and to change course selection

February 5

Last day to change 1st year thematic course registration

February 5

Last day to submit a request to register for a Directed Research Project

February 5

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead.

February 17

Last day to submit a registration form for the Major Paper Requirement

February 25

Last day to submit an option form, signed by the option coordinator, to the Student Centre

April 14

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all of your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Course withdrawal is not possible after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. March 26
Grades and exams

Topic

Dates

Exam period for the Winter session

April 16 to 29

All papers, including Directed Research papers, are due by 4:00 p.m.

April 29

Winter Term final grades will be approved and posted online (by 4:00 p.m.)

May 14

Supplemental and deferred exam period for third-year students and National Program students

To be determined

Official academic standing posted online

May 27

Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations.

May 27

Supplemental and deferred exam period for first and second-year students

To be determined

Tuition fee payment

Topic

Dates

Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees for the January and Winter sessions. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website.

January 6

Student services

Topic

Dates

Last day to receive a full refund on your U-Pass. After this date, reimbursements are pro-rated

January 14

The goals and objectives of the Education Equity program are set out below. While it is meant to encompass and reflect the aspirations of the entire law school community, the Education Equity Program is directed at enhancing the well-being of students, faculty and staff from equality-seeking communities. Equality-seeking communities are persons from communities who are identified under human rights legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These communities have been identified but are not limited to: Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, two-spirited, inter-sexed, LGBTQ and others who are vulnerable to discrimination because of their gender identity/expression, racialized communities, recent immigrants and refugees and persons who are socio-economically vulnerable.

Goals

Goal 1:

To create the most diverse law school community possible

Objectives

  • promote the unique characteristics and well-being of diverse communities within the law school
  • actively recruit, admit and hire future law students and faculty through innovative outreach strategies
  • ensure respect for the diverse experiential expertise and contributions of all faculty, students and staff

 Goal 2:

To remove all systemic barriers and support the academic success of all law students from historically disadvantaged and under-represented communities in the legal profession

Objectives

  • develop policies that ensure a discrimination-free environment for students, faculty and staff from equality-seeking communities
  • continually evaluate and renew the law school curriculum and pedagogy to ensure a supportive and fulfilling educational experience for all students
  • implement effective mechanisms to monitor and eliminate any adverse impact of law school policies and practices that limit the full participation of equality-seeking communities in the classroom and broader law school student organization, faculty administration or staff initiatives
  • develop diversity-positive mechanisms such as peer support, mentorship and career development programs that enhance student experience and support successful transition into their legal careers

Goal 3:

To promote high levels of professionalism respectful of social justice principles amongst all professors, students and staff of the law school

Objectives

  • foster respectful communications and treatment between all students, faculty and staff consistent with the spirit of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • maintain a discrimination and harassment-free environment for all students, faculty and staff
  • draw upon the expertise of our alumni and local legal community to sustain our commitment to educating professionals to serve the public interest in all of its diversity
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