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Start your journey to becoming one of Canada's top lawyers

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The Calgary Curriculum

The Calgary Curriculum will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for future professional success.

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Our JD Programs

Choose from a variety of joint programs and specializations.

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Our Graduate Programs

Learn form world-renowned experts and become a leader in the field.

First-Year JD Admissions Dates & Deadlines

For important dates for LOP and Transfer applicants, visit the Upper-Year Admissions page.

Sept 1

Online applications open for Fall 2022 first-year JD applicants and Winter 2022 LOP applicants


Dec 1

Application deadline for Fall 2022 first-year JD applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)


Jan 31

Final LSAT score that will be accepted for Fall 2022 admission


Feb 15

LSAT writing sample for Fall 2022 first-year JD applicants must be completed


Feb 15

Supporting documents deadline for Fall 2022 first-year JD applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)

"The Calgary Curriculum prepared me well for my summer position at a law firm in terms of the substantive content of the law and valuable opportunities to write memos and factums. All of my professors were fast to point out real life scenarios in which the law would be applicable, which was especially helpful for the litigation rotation."

-Tiffany Bennett, JD'18

Taking courses as a non-Law student

Auditing

Permission will only be granted to individuals who hold a law degree and are currently practicing law in the province of Alberta. Space restrictions limit the number of students allowed to audit law courses.

You must email the Student Services office at law@ucalgary.ca to initiate the application/approval process. All admission, registration and fee deadlines which apply to regular students must be met. Tuition and fees are paid on a per-course basis.

Auditors may not participate in assignments, examinations or parts of courses such as laboratories. They may participate in class discussion with the instructor's consent. If the instructor wishes the student to participate in activities other than class discussions, permission must be obtained from the Associate Dean (Academic).

Courses for credit

Permission will only be granted to UCalgary students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, persons holding a law degree from an accredited Canadian or American law school, and students admitted to UCalgary Law through an international student exchange program.

You must email the Student Services office at law@ucalgary.ca to initiate the application/approval process. Approval is required before any person not enrolled in the JD or LLM programs will be permitted to take a course for credit in the Faculty of Law.

UCalgary students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies must show that the proposed JD course is related to their studies, and the student must have their supervisor’s consent.

Persons holding a law degree from an accredited Canadian or American law school will not be permitted to enroll in compulsory courses at the Faculty of Law absent exceptional circumstances.


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