Admission to first year JD Program
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a three-year degree program. There are three categories of admission to First Year Law. There are three categories of admission to First Year Law. All information regarding admission can be found on our Applicant Information Bulletin.
Canadian Indigenous category
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law is concerned about systemic racism within the legal system and in particular the disproportionate impacts on Indigenous peoples. As part of promoting diverse and inclusive legal education, the Canadian Indigenous Category considers applications of Indigenous peoples in Canada (Metis, First Nations and Inuit) in a more holistic fashion.
Minimum of 60 credit hours (or 30 if 26+ years) of university degree level study
Three (3) Recommendation Letters
Index Score (regular) category
The Index Score category is the ‘regular’ or ‘main’ category of admission; approximately 80% of students are admitted to first year through this category. Admissions decisions are made solely on the basis of Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) and LSAT score.
- Minimum of 60 credit hours of university degree level study
- LSAT score
Individual consideration category
This category is primarily for Mature Students (the Faculty of Law defines a Mature Student as someone over the age of 26 by September 1 the year admission is sought). This category is also for applicants who have faced barriers to education, not withstanding the age requirement.
- Minimum of 60 credit hours (or 30 if 26+ years) of university degree level study
- LSAT score
- Personal Statement
- Three Recommendation letters
- Supporting (Medical) Documentation (if applicable)
Cost of attendance
|Non-Instructional Fees (approximately)||$2,000||$2,000|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000||$1,000|
The basic full-time tuition and student fees (approximate): $15,164.92
$29,743.94 (domestic) and $31,743.94 (international).
Fees are approved annually by The University of Manitoba Board of Governors. In the event of a discrepancy between the fee rates approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fee rates approved by the Board will prevail. Students will be notified of any corrections that result in a re-assessment of their student account.