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Frequently Asked Questions

the Lincoln Alexander School of Law program has received preliminary approval from three different accreditation bodies — the Quality Assurance Council, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC), and the Law Society of Ontario. The latter passed a resolution to license Ryerson graduates. Internally, the program has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson Senate, which approved both the Juris Doctor program and the creation of a Faculty of Law, and the Ryerson Board of Governors, which also approved the establishment of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law.

Based on these preliminary approvals, we opened our doors to the first cohort of students in September 2020. Like all common law programs in Canada, with either full or preliminary FLSC approval, our JD program will be subject to the FLSC annual review process. A law program that is compliant with the National Requirement will be eligible for full program approval only once it graduates, or is about to graduate, its first class.

Ryerson offers two categories for admission - General and Indigenous - and welcomes applications from mature students to both categories, as applicable.

Our program is currently structured as a full-time program, over three years, and part-time participation is not available.

At this time, we will only be offering a JD program.

An excellent command of spoken and written English is essential for success in law school. If an applicant’s first language is not English and their post secondary education is/was in a language other than English, proof of English-language proficiency may be required.