Our JD Programs

Our Juris Doctor (JD) programs will prepare you for a variety of roles within the legal system.

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About the JD Programs

Our Juris Doctor (JD) program will prepare you for a variety of roles within the legal system, lays the groundwork for the development of competent, talented, creative and sensitive professionals, and will ensure that you are ready for the rapidly changing legal marketplace.

The program satisfies the requirements of the Law Societies of common law Canada for admission to the practice of law.


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JD Program

Our JD program is offered on a full-time or part-time basis, and will fully prepare you to enter the ever-changing legal marketplace. Includes information for Transfer, Letter of Permission, and Exchange students.

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International Energy Lawyers Program

Earn both an American and Canadian law degree in just four years, and be prepared to be a leader in international energy law.

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Combined JD/MBA

The JD/MBA combines legal studies and graduate management education in just four years.

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Combined JD/MPP

The JD/MPP (Master of Public Policy) combines the study of law and public policy across a wide variety of areas.

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Auditing courses at UCalgary Law

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 as a non-law student

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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