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Student FAQs

Updated July 4, 2023

When does the Fall  2023 semester begin? 

The Fall  2023 full-semester classes will begin on. For more information on key dates and deadlines please view the Law School’s 2023-24 Significant Dates Calendar and the 2023-24 TMU Calendar

Where is the law school building located? 

The law school is located on the 4th floor, Podium (POD-04) at 350 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, one block east of Yonge Street and on the south side of Gerrard Street. Both Dundas and College subway stations are approximately a five-minute walk from the Law school. Students can access the Campus Map here. Please note that students may have classes in other locations on campus including Kerr Hall, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCC), and Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM). 

How and when can I access the law building?

 All exterior campus building doors will be locked and will require a OneCard to gain access to the interior of campus buildings. All main exterior campus building doors are equipped with a card reader. If you do not already have a OneCard or need a replacement, please visit the OneCard website for more information.

The law school can be accessed through the below entrances as follows: 

Jorgenson Hall Monday to Sunday 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Main Library

Monday to Friday

Saturday and Sunday

7 a.m. to 1 a.m

10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Podium (Law School is on the 4th Floor) Monday to Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

If students experience any issues accessing the law school during these hours, please contact security at 416 979 5040.

Where can I find my course schedule for Fall 2023?

Class schedules can be found on the Student Center page in RAMSS. For support navigating RAMSS and accessing your schedule please visit Support

How can I find out where my classrooms are? 

 Assigned classrooms are listed on your class schedule. While the majority of law school classes will take place on the third and fourth floor of the Podium (POD) building, there are a number of classes that will take place in surrounding buildings. We encourage you to become familiar with the  (PDF file) Campus Map as you navigate your class schedule.

Are classrooms equipped with proper ventilation and air filtration systems?

Yes. Toronto Metropolitan University follows the industry best practices for filter replacement. Our air filters meet or exceed the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating recommendations — for filtering fine particles in the air — and guidelines put forward by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Public Health. Ensuring proper air filtration and ventilation is just one part of a comprehensive approach which also includes our vaccination policy, daily health screening, distancing, and masking protocols. The law school has also supplied several classrooms with portable air filters.

Am I able to eat and drink on campus?

Students may eat food and consume beverages in common spaces. There are also spaces on the first floor (the HUB area) where students can eat. In the warmer weather, there are many spaces outside that students often go to enjoy their meals. We ask that students refrain from eating and drinking in classrooms. unless necessary.

What do I do if I exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 and am unable to come to campus?

If a student is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19, they must follow provincial guidelines for care and quarantine. Students are not currently required to report a positive case to the university. Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home and contact their instructors to obtain recommendations for ensuring they receive course content. This could be in the form of notes from classmates.  

Please visit TMU's health and safety on campus website for more information on what steps the student should follow if they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The University strives to make its academic programming accessible to all students. Toronto Metropolitan University provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the terms of the Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). 

Students requiring disability-related accommodations are encouraged to make arrangements with the Academic Accommodation Support team at Toronto Metropolitan University. For more information, deadlines and documentation requirements, please visitToronto Metropolitan University's Academic Accommodation Support page.

Academic accommodations are meant to support students with disabilities and are available only to those who have made arrangements with Academic Accommodations Support. However, the law school will continue to work with students who are not eligible for disability-related academic accommodations who face challenges in transitioning to in-person classes. We will work with them to find a solution that balances their personal interests with those of Lincoln Alexander Law to administer our educational programming.

Will university fees vary according to attendance?

No, fees will not be adjusted according to attendance.

Will financial aid program support vary based on remote or in-person attendance?

No, financial aid will not vary.  

Do I qualify for government financial aid?

The Lincoln Alexander School of Law is OSAP-eligible. OSAP is open to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, or Protected Persons. Please visit Toronto Metropolitan University's Student Financial Assistance (SFA) website for more details about  how to apply for OSAP.

If your home province is outside of Ontario (and you are a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person), you may qualify for out-of-province funding. Please visit Toronto Metropolitan University's SFA website for more details about out-of-province funding opportunities.

Does Toronto Metropolitan University provide any funding support for students facing unforeseen financial challenges?

Toronto Metropolitan University has a centralized platform to apply for over 1,300 awards, scholarships, and bursaries - AwardSpring. (external link)  Students fill out a profile and are automatically matched to funding opportunities based on numerous criteria, including academic merit, extra-curricular involvement, and financial need.  

Do I need to live in the city of Toronto? 

Students must be able to commute to the Toronto Metropolitan University campus in downtown Toronto on a regular basis for all scheduled classes. The JD program is a full-time in-person program. 

Having access to campus is essential for students to attend in-person classes and in order to complete the academic requirements of the program. Keep in mind that a significant part of the law school experience happens outside the classroom and close to campus. Being able to meet classmates, professors, staff, mentors and other members of the legal profession in-person is a valuable part of the law school experience. In addition, with its downtown Toronto location, the Lincoln Alexander School of Law is close to the entertainment district, shopping centers, great food spots, parks and recreation facilities. Toronto is a world-class city providing an enriching environment in which to study law and offering easy access to a vibrant legal community, the financial industry, a rapidly growing technology sector, and important opportunities to engage with those who have often been underserved by the legal community.

Are there any resources available to help me find a place to live in the city of Toronto or in the Greater Toronto Area? 

The following are great resources to help find suitable housing near TMU campus: 

  1. TMU Residence and Housing Support for Residence Housing
  2. TMU Residence and Housing Support for Off-Campus Housing
  3. Visit - Toronto Metropolitan University (external link) 
  4. Join Facebook Group - Toronto Home Zone (external link) 
  5. Affordable housing options near campus /downtown designed for students. See:


What types of student career and job supports will be in place?

The Career Development & Professional Placement Office (CDPPO) at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law will provide law students with services to help them explore various career path options. In addition, the CDPPO will provide guidance for students to identify and secure professional placement opportunities that will fulfill the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) requirement. The CDPPO team will help law students connect with employers and legal professionals through career fairs, panels, workshops, networking events, hiring processes, job postings and on-campus interviews. The CDPPO will also provide law students with one-on-one coaching and career advice as well as application review and interview preparation.

As a result of COVID-19 student networking, outreach and professional development sessions will be encouraged and supported using online tools including Zoom, LinkedIn, CDPPO Portal etc. and will include one-on-one coaching, mock interviews and application review.

In addition, during COVID-19, traditional on-campus hiring processes will continue to utilize online platforms. Interviews will be conducted online for all law students across various schools.

What is the Lincoln Alexander School of Law doing to ensure that students have access to placement opportunities to fulfill the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) requirement?

Students are required to actively engage in identifying and securing their professional placement role in order to complete the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) requirement at Lincoln Alexander Law. Students are encouraged to conduct active outreach and networking utilizing the resources offered by the Career Development and Professional Placement Office (CDPPO).

As part of its mission, the CDPPO will also be actively reaching out across the legal industry to educate potential employers and to encourage them to post opportunities as they become available. Students should not rely solely on these postings in order to fulfill their professional placement requirement.