Indigenous Summer Intensive

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Summer 2022 

Who can enroll: law students (JD and graduate) and graduate students from any accredited university in Canada or abroad, practicing lawyers (CPD credit), and individuals working in the field of Indigenous law.

Law 388AIndigenous Law Research, Method & Practice (cap 24)

Dates: May 4 - May 30 

This course will be taught by Hadley Friedland and Koren Lightning-Earle. It is scheduled for Mon, Weds, Fri mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm Pacific time. The course will be delivered in a hybrid mode, that is, with both in-person and online elements. The current plan is for this course to run from May 4 through May 27.

Law 343Indigenous Legal Orders & Ecological Governance (cap 24)

Dates: May 5 - May 31 

This course will be taught by Darcy Lindberg and Lindsay Borrows. It is scheduled for Tues and Thurs afternoons, 4:30-7:30pm, and Fri 12:30-3:30pm Pacific time. The course will be taught primarily in person. The current plan is for this course to run from May 5 through May 31.

Further details about the summer schedule are posted here: https://www.uvic.ca/law/assets/docs/2021-2022/202205-schedule1.pdf

Information pertaining to application to these courses is available here: https://www.uvic.ca/law/about/indigenous/indigenoussummerintensive.php

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:
250-721-8155

Carden Serviss
250-721-8151