Law FAQ

How does the admissions process work?

Once you have completed registration (including paying your fees) via our online site, you will receive a confirmation email. We will also send you a Welcome Package and some final forms that you and your parents will have to fill out together and return to us. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

What are the admissions criteria?

The Law YSP is offered to students on a first-come-first-served basis. Students applying to the University of Toronto’s Law YSP should be dedicated students currently enrolled in Grades 10 through 12. Unfortunately, students currently enrolled in Grade 9 are not considered eligible for the Law YSP.

 

I’m going into grade 10 next year. Do I have to have a letter of reference from my guidance counsellor or department head?

Unfortunately, students currently enrolled in Grade 9 are not considered eligible for the Law YSP. Students will need to have completed either Grade 10, 11, or 12 before starting the program in order to be eligible. We do not require a letter of reference for your application.

 

I’m going into grade 9 next year. Can I apply to the YSP?

Unfortunately, no. The YSP is only available for students currently enrolled in grades 10 through 12.

 

How many students can register for the YSP?

There is limited space available in the Law YSP. For the Law YSP, there is a maximum enrollment of 50 to 60 students per week (depending on the module).

 

When is the application deadline?

There is no official deadline for YSP 2019 applications. However, we have limited spaces in each module therefore, we HIGHLY recommend you apply as early as possible. Registration opens on February 21, 2018.

 

Is there a wait list available?
Yes. Wait lists are available as spots may open up due to cancellations. The wait lists are carried out on a first-come, first-served basis. We will email the parent/guardians of the first person on the waiting list if a space becomes available.

 

What does the program fee include?
Here is a list of what is included in the cost:
– Academic Content
– Program Materials
– Supervision by Faculty of Law staff
– Opportunities to learn about university life and admissions processes, and legal profession careers
– TTC Transport to and from the Faculty of Law and YSP field trip locations
– Memories to last a lifetime
Please note fees do not include lunch or transport to and from the program.

 

 

Does the YSP offer either high school or university credit? No, the YSP are non-credit courses – however, they’ll look great on your resume and in your university applications!

 

Are the Criminal Law and Corporate Law Modules in August a continuation of the Criminal Law and Corporate Law Modules offered in July?
No. These modules deliver the same content as the Criminal and Corporate Modules offered in July.

 

Do I have to take Criminal/Corporate in July to register for Criminal/Corporate in August?
No. They are the same modules, repeated.

 

What kind of supervision is provided?

The Law YSP is facilitated by educators made up of enthusiastic laws student from the Faculty of Law, under the supervision of Faculty of Law staff. Educators supervise students during all activities. Educators are great resources for high school students, as they have all been through exactly what you’re going through right now! Questions about university? Life in general? Ask away!

 

Is there a dress code?

While there is no dress code for the majority of the time spent at the YSP, Law YSP students will need to wear “business casual” clothing for field trips to law firms and courthouses.

 

Is there internet access?

Students will have access to the University of Toronto’s WiFi network in all public areas such as in the lecture rooms.

 

Is lunch provided? Lunch is not included in the program fees. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch or to buy lunch at the various cafeterias, restaurants, and food trucks in the surrounding vicinity to UofT.

 

Will attending the YSP guarantee me admission into the Faculty of Law?

No. Although participation in the YSP program will look good on a resume, it is an enrichment program and cannot be exchanged for any academic credit. Additionally, studies in law are post-graduate, which means you have to complete at least three years of undergraduate studies before you can apply to the Faculty of Law. Usually, students must have a four-year degree before being accepted to the Faculty of Law.

 

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, contact us.