Peter A Allard School of Law

Upper Year Courses & Exams

All classes and final examinations for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will be held in-person, and the examinations will be run in secure mode using ExamSoft's Examplify software.  Secure mode means that students will not be able to access the internet or applications other than Examplify on their computer while taking their exams.


2022-2023 Upper Year CourseS

FALL 2022 TERM 1

Fall Term Classes: September 6 - December 5;
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation:  September 30 - classes cancelled;
Thanksgiving holiday:  October 10;
Fall Term Break: November 9 - 11 (November 11 is a holiday)

SPRING 2023 TERM 2

Spring Term Classes: January 9 - April 12;
Spring Term Reading Week: February 20 - 24 (February 20 is a holiday)

    Course listings, course timetables, and examination schedules are subject to change.

    Summer and First-Year Courses

    Visit the JD LLMCL Summer Program page for 2022 Summer Course Information. First-year students should visit the first-year program page.

    Changes to Schedule

    Lists changes to schedules, new courses and course cancellations. Consult this document regularly, particularly before registering. Course schedules are subject to change.  Download the Changes to Schedule.

    EXAMINATIONS POliCY AND INFORMATION

    View Computerized Exams Policy and Information

    View Course, Timetables & Exams Archives

    View Course, Timetables & Exams Archives

    2022 WINTER SESSION (FALL TERM 1 & SPRING TERM 2) REGISTRATION DATES

    2022-2023 Winter Session Upper Year Course Information - Not Yet Available

    THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS:

    • First-Pass Registration for third-year students will be 10 am, July 4, to 4 pm, July 5, 2022.
      • You will be allowed to register for up to a total of 18 credits for terms 1 and 2 combined during that time.
      • Please Note: Third-Year students should use their Pass 1 Registration Priority (July 4-5) to register for any remaining required courses
    • Second-Pass Registration for third-year students takes place from 10 am, July 12, 2022.
      • You will be allowed to register for additional credits to bring your total credits for the year (terms 1 and 2 combined) up to 34 credits.
    • Register at 10am when registration opens to ensure you have the best opportunity to secure your preferred courses

    SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS:

    • First-Pass Registration for second-year students will be 10 am, July 7, to 4 pm, July 8, 2022.
      • You will be allowed to register for up to a total of 18 credits for terms 1 and 2 combined during that time.
    • Second-Pass Registration for second-year students takes place from 10 am, July 12, 2022.
      • You will be allowed to register for additional credits to bring your total credits for the year (terms 1 and 2 combined) up to 34 credits.
    • Register at 10am when registration opens to ensure you have the best opportunity to secure your preferred courses

    EXCHANGE STUDENTS:

    • First-Pass Registration for exchange students will be 10 am, July 7, to 4 pm, July 8, 2022.
      • You will be allowed to register for up to a total of 6 credits for terms 1 and 2 combined during that time. If you are only attending Allard for one term, register for 6 credits for that term only.
    • Second-Pass Registration for exchange students takes place from 10 am, July 12, 2022.
      • You will be allowed to register for additional credits to bring your total credits for a term to 18 credits or up to 30 credits for the year (terms 1 and 2 combined).
    • Register at 10am when registration opens to ensure you have the best opportunity to secure your preferred courses

    CREATE A WORKLIST & REGISTER ON THE SSC

    Students must have all registration holds (i.e., financial holds) cleared prior to registration. Please contact a Law ES Advisor  for financial advising or assistance.

    New to UBC students such as transfer and visiting students must ensure that they have paid their registration deposit for 2022W. You can do this through the SSC beginning two weeks prior to the first day of the First Pass of registration for your year. Registration deposits are: $600 for new to UBC domestic JD transfer students, $600 for returning to UBC domestic JD transfer students, $500 for new domestic JD visiting students. Continuing students and exchange students do not pay a registration deposit.

    Students seeking guidance on registration may wish to view the UBC step-by-step video on how to register including how to create a worklist.

    Upper-Year Law Courses will be viewable and the timetable worklist function is available to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) one week prior to the first day of registration.  The timetable worklist will enable you to pre-select your Law courses and timetable preferences for registration (you will NOT be able to actually register until registration opens).

    In order to successfully save changes to your worklist when selecting a course to add to your worklist, make sure that you click the course code with the specific section number that you want – even if the course has only one section – before you click Save to Worklist.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with the timetable worklist function or with online registration, assistance is available through Enrolment Services (604-822-2844).  If you have any non-technical questions regarding registration, please email Susan Morin, or if you have advising questions contact Kaila Mikkelsen, Assistant Dean, Students, or Barbara Wang, Manager, Student Experience. Appointments with Kaila or Barbara can be made via Calendly.

    REGISTRATION GUIDANCE & TIPS

    Review the Beyond 1L Upper Year Course Selection AdviceDegree Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions; they answer the most common questions Academic Services receives about registration and advising. If your question is not answered , then please follow up with the relevant Academic Services staff member.

    Make sure not to register for any courses that have exams that conflict.

    Make sure to have backup courses planned in advance in case you are not able to register into the courses that are your first choice.

    After you register, log completely out of the SSC, then log back into the SSC and check your personal timetable to make sure that you actually are registered in the courses in which you think you are registered.

    CREDIT/D/FAIL - not available in Law

    When viewing the details about Law courses on the SSC, you may notice a generic message stating, "This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading." Students in the Law programs are not eligible for this grading option.

    INSTRUCTORS/TBAS

    You will notice that there are TBAs for some courses listed in the SSC while there are instructor names listed in the course listings above. This is because these instructors are new and are still being setup in the University's human resources and course scheduling systems. Once they have been setup in these systems, their names will be reflected on the SSC. For now, you can rely on the course listings documents above for those instructor names.

    PRE-REQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES

    There are no hard pre-/co-requisites set on any of our courses in the SSC that will prevent you from registering. You may receive messages about pre-requisites or co-requisites, but you will not be prevented from registering for any courses because of the messages. Please see the FAQs for more guidance on pre-requisites.

    Please make sure to check the timetables, course listings, exam schedules and “Changes to Schedule” documents above prior to creating your registration worklists and again just prior to registering in July as the information is subject to change. Do not rely on old copies of documents that you may have saved or printed!

    DIRECTED RESEARCH AND OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORMS

    Request forms to apply for directed research, audit a law course or register in a non-law course are available online.  Please email penaflorida@allard.ubc.ca if you have any questions.

    REGISTERING FOR COURSES WITH THE SAME COURSE NUMBER

    If you attempt to register in a course that has the same numeric code as another course or in which you previously registered, such as 343C.001 and 343B.001, you will need to be registered into a Directed Research for one of the courses. For technical reasons, we cannot register you in the same course number more than once. In this case, please contact Student Services, and they will attempt to save a seat for you in the course during your registration date and time and will later register you in a Directed Research if they are able to save a seat for you.

    UNRELEASED SEATS

    This means that there are no seats open for self-registration.  The Section Comments on the course section number at the SSC will explain why.

    MOOTS, CLINICS, FIRST YEAR COURSES AND OTHER "BY PERMISSION ONLY" COURSES

    Students taking part in moots, clinics, first year courses (as an upper year student) and other “by permission only” courses will be contacted through email by Student Services staff about their registration into those courses prior to July 1. Student Services staff will register those students into their moot, clinic, first-year and other "by permission only" courses after July 13.

    FULL COURSES

    If a course that you wish to take is full, then you should monitor the SSC regularly to see if a space opens up in a course. No waitlists will be kept.

    SEMINAR REQUIREMENT REMINDER

    Students are required to complete a 3 credit seminar or directed research as a graduation requirement.  Courses worth 3 credits and identified as seminar in the course listings, meet the seminar requirement. Workshops and courses do not meet the seminar requirement

    INTENSIVE SEMINARS

    We allow time conflicts for intensive courses only (those are the 1-2 credit courses held over a 1-2 week period with visiting professors) where the online course description clearly states conflicts are allowed, however you will not be able to self-register in an intensive course that conflicts with another course. If you have such a time conflict, contact Susan Morin (morin@allard.ubc.ca) in advance of registration so that she can attempt to register you in the intensive course when registration opens.

    J.D. ACADEMIC ADVISING & REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

    General course advising can be found on the Beyond 1L - Upper Year Course Selection Advice page.

    If you require academic advising, please contact Kaila Mikkelsen, Assistant Dean, Students or Barbara Wang, Manager, Student Experience. Contact info (including Calendly appointment bookings) can be found here.

    Student Services will be holding Drop-in Academic Advising sessions through June and July. Please check the Allard Law Academic Calendar for dates and times, and your email for Zoom links.

    If you have registration questions, please contact Susan Morin, Director of Student Academic Services (Allard 151, morin@allard.ubc.ca or 604-822-6731) or Patricia Penaflorida, Coordinator of Student Academic Services (Allard 149, penaflorida@allard.ubc.ca or 604-827-5728).

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