You are now in the main content area

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 Toronto Metropolitan University graduates. Internally, the program has been reviewed and approved by the Toronto Metropolitan University Senate, which approved both the Juris Doctor program and the creation of a Faculty of Law, and the Toronto Metropolitan University 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.

Mature students can apply through our Access Category if they are at least 26 years of age by September 1st of the year of admission, and have a minimum of 5 years of uninterrupted non-academic experience after any full-time study in a significant employment capacity and/or some combination of volunteer work, significant life skills and experiences (as of September 1 of the admission year).

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.