Indigenous Summer Intensive

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Summer 2024 

Intellectual and Cultural Property Law

Professional Specialization Certificate


The PSC in Intellectual and Cultural Property Law is designed for legal practitioners, government officials, Indigenous leaders and administrative professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of intellectual property in Canada. This intensive summer program uniquely blends intellectual property law (e.g., copyright, trademark, patents and designs) with the evolving field of Indigenous cultural property. Participants gain crucial insights into federal and provincial intellectual property laws while examining Indigenous intellectual property laws, customs, traditions and the broader global dimensions of cultural property and heritage.


For further information please access the Continuing Studies website here.

If you are a current UVic Law student, the registration process is the same as with any other summer course.

If you are a prospective visiting Law student or graduate student, you will find all of the information you need below on applying for the Indigenous summer course.

*Please note: if you are an upper-year undergraduate student you may apply, but must show your ability to work with graduate-level material.

Application deadlines

Applications for summer session are accepted until April 14.

The deadline for supporting documentation such as transcripts and letters of permission is April 30.

Admission requirements

A complete application will include:

Admission to the summer session is not an offer of admission to the Faculty of Law for any degree program.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your home law school will provide credit for any of the UVic Law courses that you take.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees for summer session are announced in late Spring. The tuition and fees schedule can be found at Accounting Services.

Tuition for a 1.5 credit course is currently $996.87. Fees are subject to change.

If you are a practicing lawyer, student or professional working in the field who would like to register as a non-credit student, please follow the instructions below. Please note that this is a graduate-level course. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an attestation of completion.

*For practicing lawyers, the course is approved for CPD credit at 39 hours.

Application deadlines

Applications for the Indigenous Summer Condensed Course will be accepted until the course is full. 

Admission requirements

A complete application will include:

Admission to the summer session is not an offer of admission to the Faculty of Law for any degree program.

Course fees

If you accept a position in the program, there is a required $350, non-refundable deposit payable by the date stated in your offer of admission letter. This deposit will be credited toward your course fee.

The course fee is $1,000 per course. The balance of your course fee is due before the start date of classes.

Summer visitor accommodation is available on campus from May to August. Following are residence options this coming summer: 

Residence Services also has a website with information on off-campus housing

If you have any questions about the Indigenous summer condensed courses, please contact:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Law

Lori Klear:

Carden Serviss