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What are the admission requirements for Law (JD program)?

Admission to the Juris Doctor (JD) program in the Faculty of Law is highly competitive and requires the completion of a university-level degree or at least three years (90 credits) of a program leading to a degree, a competitive GPA, and a valid and competitive Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. A personal statement will also be required.

There are no specific prerequisite courses that must be taken, and no specific undergraduate degree is preferred.

While some outstanding applicants are admitted to the JD program after just two to three years of full-time study, most successful applicants will have completed at least four years of full-time university study before beginning Law school.

Applications for the Law program are accepted from July 1 to November 1 for study the following year. 

For more detailed information on the admission requirements and application process, please visit the Faculty of Law website.

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