Can I take individual courses, or do I have to take the full Diploma?
Students may apply to register in a maximum of three courses before registering for the Diploma under Program-Apply. Before taking the fourth and final course, students will need to apply through the School of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Diploma.
What does it cost to apply?
- Individual Courses: There is no cost to apply for individual courses (up to three courses)
- Graduate Diploma: The application costs $105, charged by the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies.
How much do Diploma courses cost?
Currently, Queen’s Law students may take LSM 810 and 830 at no additional cost. The courses will not be counted towards their JD degree or GPA. To complete the Diploma, two furher courses must be taken LSM 820, and either LSM 840 or 850, at the Queen’s Law course rate of $3600.
Non-Queen’s students must take all four courses at the Faculty of Law rate, which is $3600 per course.
Is this Diploma part of, or a substitute for, a law degree?
No. While the Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management provides insight and training in essential business skills for legal practitioners or people in related fields, the courses will not make you eligible to pass the bar or to practice law.
Students do not require a law degree to apply to the program. Please see Program page for further information.
Where can you go academically with the Diploma?
Currently, one course from the graduate diploma can be counted towards the course requirements for a course-based LLM offered by the Queen's Law.
We plan to create an LLM in Law Practice Management in the future; we anticipate that the Diploma will ladder into this program, and that Diploma graduates will only need to complete two additional courses (one project-based) to obtain their LLM.
What are your requirements for enrollment to the Graduate Diploma?
Requirements are listed on our Program page under “Requirements.”
When will specific Legal Services Management courses be offered?
The course schedule is available on our Program page.
Are online courses easier than in-class courses?
Online education is substantially different – but no easier – than in-class instruction. While we use a different model for teaching that lets students move at their own pace and “flex” their study and coursework time to match their needs, this is still a demanding course taught by law instructors appointed by Queen’s Law.
As with any other course, your grade will depend on the effort you put into the course and fulfilling course obligations like participation, quizzes, assignments and group work by the deadlines stipulated.
How difficult are the courses? How much time should I plan to spend on these courses each week?
The courses are designed for students who are in or who have completed JD or LLB studies. The time requirement is about 10 hours a week: which includes watching lectures, readings, assignments and engaging with the professor or students.
Are there any computer requirements for online courses?
Yes, you’ll need a high speed internet connection, microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities or discussions. A webcam is necessary for final online exams.
- Laptop or Desktop computer purchased within the last 5 years (mobile devices are not supported)
- Windows Vista SP2/Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
- Up to date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Please note that Google Chrome is not recommended for use in our courses.
- Most recent version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash
How do I log in to OnQ?
Go to onq.queensu.ca. Use your NET ID and password to “log in”. If you encounter issues or require support, please contact ITS.
How do I add, drop and swap courses on SOLUS?
See below for tutorials on how to add, drop or swap courses.