Internationally-Trained Lawyers, Audit, and Courses for Credit
International or civil law degrees
If you have an international law degree or a civil law degree from Quebec and wish to complete the full 3-year JD program, you may apply for admission as an ordinary first-year applicant.
We now offer a Foreign-Trained Lawyers Program for applicants with an international law degree or a civil law degree. The one-year program will allow you to satisfy the educational requirements of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 enrol in compulsory courses at the Faculty of Law absent exceptional circumstances.