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CONCURRENT BA IN HONORS HISTORY/LLB


Admission to the Concurrent Program

Applicants to the concurrent program must apply to the Faculty of Law following their admission in Honors Specialization in History and in advance of the application deadline established by the Faculty. To be considered for admission to the concurrent program, students must: (i) have completed first year University with an overall minimum average of 80% and obtained at least 80% in one of History 020E, 021E, 025E, 027E, 028E or 030E; (ii) complete second year (first year Honors History) with an overall minimum average of 80% and obtain a minimum of 80% in History 231E or History 232E or History 233E; (iii) meet the minimum LSAT requirements established by the Faculty of Law; and (iv) be admitted to the Faculty of Law. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a position in the concurrent program. Entrance into the concurrent program is competitive and limited.


Structure of the Program

In the first year of the program students are registered in one of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Science, or Social Science. In the second year they are registered in the Faculty of Social Science. In the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth years students are registered in the concurrent program and take a combination of approved History and Law courses. Upon completion of the concurrent program, students will receive both a BA in Honors History and an LLB.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3
  • First year Law curriculum. No non-law courses may be taken during this year.

Year 4, 5, and 6

History courses:

  • 5.0 courses in History at the 200 level or above, 1.0 of which must be in British or European History (other than History 236E) and 1.0 of which must be a course with a non-European, non-North American focus. 3.0 of these courses must be at the 300 or 400 level, with at least 1.0 at the 400 level.
  • 3.0 courses at the 200 level or above

Law courses:

  • 4.0 of the core curriculum courses in the fourth year. The remaining 2.0 core curriculum courses in the fifth year Law electives equalling at least 24 credit weights. 1.0 of these courses must have an essay requirement of at least 2 credit weights.

Progression Requirements

Once admitted to the concurrent program, students must meet the regular progression requirements of the Department of History and the Faculty of Law. They must also stand in the top half of their Law I class. Further, in each of their fourth, fifth, and sixth years they must obtain a B average in their LLB courses and a 70% average in their History courses.

A student who fails to meet these progression requirements is required to withdraw from the concurrent program. However, if the student has met the progression requirements of either the Honors History or Law program, he or she will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If the progression standards for both individual programs have been satisfied, the student may continue in either program and may petition the Department or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the concurrent program and wishes to pursue either or both of the individual programs, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).


Deanís Honor List
Students are considered for the Deanís Honor List in the Faculty in which they are registered in the first year of the concurrent program, and in the Faculty of Social Science in the second year. In the third year they are considered for the Deanís Honor List in the Faculty of Law. A student who takes Law courses totalling at least 12 credit hours in each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth years of the program, is considered for the Deanís Honor List in the Faculty of Law in each of those years on the basis of those courses. A student is also considered for the Deanís Honor List in the Faculty of Social Science on the basis of courses taken in each of those years in that Faculty.

Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate with distinction for each degree is determined by each Faculty.

Gold Medal
Students in the concurrent program are eligible to be considered for the Gold Medal in either or both degree programs, along with other eligible graduating students in those programs, as determined by the requirements in each Faculty.

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