University of Toronto – Faculty of Law
78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C5
Why should I join the Youth Summer Programs?
What are your plans after your undergraduate degree? Are you thinking about being a lawyer? If you’re interested in learning at one of the world’s great law schools, or just want to have a great summer learning about the subjects you‘re passionate about, the Law YSP is for you!
How do I apply for the YSP?
Students can apply to 2017 Law YSP here: http://www.ysp.utoronto.ca/law/application
Applicants need to complete their registration (including payment) in order for their registration to be received. Once applicants complete their registration, they will receive a confirmation email. Enrollment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and so Law YSP encourages students to begin applying as soon as registration opens in early February 2017.
Can I live at home during the YSP and commute in the mornings?
Yes! There is no option for the 2017 year to stay in residence.
I’m an international student. Can I register for the YSP?
Of course! We welcome students from all around the world. Note: there is no residency option for the 2017 YSP and students will be responsible for making arrangements for their accommodation in Toronto. International Students should also be aware that all classes are taught in English. There is no language support in the YSP. International students looking for a residential program with language support should investigate the University of Toronto’s International English Programs, also offered in the summer.
How does the admissions process work?
Once you have completed registration via our online site, you will receive an email confirming that we have received it. This email should come to you within a couple of days of receiving the application, depending on the time of year. Once your application has been successfully processed (and provided that there are still spaces available), we will 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.
I’m from out of town. Is there the option to stay in Residence?
There is no option for 2017 YSP participants to stay in residence.. Summer 2017 will be a day camp which means all students will be responsible for arranging transportation to and from the program as well as accommodation (if needed).
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).
Does the YSP offer either high school or university credit?
No, the YSP are non-credit courses – however, they’ll look great on your resumes 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 will deliver the same content as the Criminal and Corporate Modules offered in July 2017.
Do I have to take Criminal/Corporate in July to register for Criminal/Corporate in August?
No. They are the same Modules that are offered on more than one week.
When is the application deadline?
The official deadline for YSP 2017 applications is June 2, 2017. The programs, however, are available to limited numbers of students. Therefore, we HIGHLY suggest that you get your application to us as soon as possible. The applications are expected to become available around early February 2017.
What will I need in the way of spending money?
We usually suggest that students bring no more than $50-$100 per week in spending money. Remember, the only time you will need money is for if you are going to be buying lunch (which will not be provided by the YSP). Students are also encouraged to bring a lunch with them.
What kind of supervision is provided?
All lectures and trips are led by enthusiastic laws students from the Faculty of Law, who act as educators and ensure the safety of all students. These educators are responsible for supervising the 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!
I’m a vegetarian, will there be food options for me? What about Halal? Kosher?
Toronto is a great city for all kinds of foods even if you have dietary restrictions! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any concerns about eating on or around campus. We would be more than just happy to discuss the different options available.
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 bring some “business casual” clothing for field trips to law firms and court room visits.
Will attending the YSP guarantee me admission into the Faculty of Law?
No. Although participation in the YSP program will look very 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.
What is your cancellation policy?
The application fee of $98.00 CAD is non-refundable.
Final payment for all programs is due at the end of online registration. If payment is not received by this time, program enrollment cannot be guaranteed.
Any student cancelling his or her registration before May 15, 2017 will receive their refund (less the $98.00 CAD non-refundable application fee).
Program Fees are non-refundable after May 15, 2017.