Faculty of Law

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Faculty of Law program page.

J.D. Juris Doctor

Year 1 (30 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
Courses of interest and that may be suitable for a degree in another faculty 30
Total Credit Hours 30

 

Year 2 (30 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
Courses of interest and that may be suitable for a degree in another faculty 30
Total Credit Hours 30

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • There are no prerequisites or preferred courses for admission to Law. Admission is very competitive: take courses that are of personal interest to you that you will be motivated to study and perform well in.
  • In choosing your Year 1 courses, consider which faculty or program you want to enter in Year 2. As many students complete a first degree prior to their admission into law school, it is a good idea to keep the degree requirements of your second year faculty in mind when choosing courses.
  • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) does not presuppose any specialized knowledge, but is designed to measure your abilities to read, understand, and reason. Choose courses that assist in the development of these skills. Courses that have a writing component will help you to develop writing and research skills at the post-secondary level.
  • You are strongly recommend to register (if possible) for courses that have a writing component. This will help you to develop writing and research skills at the post-secondary level.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWING SECOND YEAR OF STUDY:

Plan to transit or apply to another faculty after completing University 1.

Minimum Credit Hours: Any 60 credit hours of coursework.
Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. All course admission requirements must be met by the end of December in the year of application.

W Requirement: Not required for admission.
M Requirement: Not required for admission.
Minimum GPA: In general, an average adjusted GPA of 3.92 and LSAT score of 161/180 are needed to be competitive. A higher AGPA can allow for a lower LSAT score and vice versa.
Additional Requirements: Applicants must write the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of the year of application.
Selection Criteria:

An index score based on a combination of grades (50%) and LSAT score (50%).

Applicants may be considered for admission under different categories. See the Applicant Information Bulletin.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • None 

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • 5 years - 2 years of University study (60 credit hours), plus 3 years in Law.

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May 2017
First Year Planning Guide