LSAT Summer Prep Course

For low-income, high-potential students interested in pursuing a law degree.

Free LSAT Prep Courses

There are a number of free LSAT study resources from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) for LSAT preparation which include:

NOTE: Students who qualify for an LSAT test fee waiver will automatically qualify for a free one-year subscription to Official LSAT Prep Plus (normally $99/yr.), with more than 60 practice tests.

We are very sorry UCalgary Law is not in a position to provide you with this resource and we anticipate we will be up and running again next Spring. 


LSAT Summer Prep Course

We are offering a free LSAT preparation course for high potential, low-income undergraduate students and recent university grads. The program, which runs from May to August, will prepare students to write the September LSAT and to apply to a law school in the Fall admissions cycle.

Classes are held twice a week in the evening. All participants must commit to attend at least 90% of the lectures, and attendance will be checked throughout the program.

The course is taught by a current UCalgary Law student.

LSPC Details

  • Course will run May to August (16 weeks)
  • Class days: Monday and Thursday
    • Where a holiday falls on a Monday, the class will be held the day after, on Tuesday
  • Times
    • Optional homework review: 5 – 6 p.m.
    • Mandatory instruction time and review: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: UCalgary Law, Murray Fraser Hall
  • Fees: Free for qualified participants
  • Class size: 15

LSPC Features

Comprehensive preparation for the September LSAT

  • Includes study materials and practice tests, and additional study group support
    **NOTE: Materials can only be accessed online. Students will be required to bring a laptop or tablet to class with them.
  • All program participants will receive a waiver of LSAT registration fees

Law school admissions and financial aid information and support, including:

  • The admissions process and the impact of your LSAT and GPA
  • How to draft an effective Statement of Interest
  • How to finance your legal education

Exposure to law school and the legal profession

  • Opportunities to hear from current law students and practicing lawyers

Ongoing support and mentorship

  • Optional mentoring with current law students
  • Access to advice from law school admissions staff

Eligibility

You are fully committed to writing the September LSAT and submitting an application for Fall admissions, and you satisfy ALL of the following:

  1. You are a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
    Note: This program is not Designated and is ineligible to accept foreign nationals on a study permit
  2. You are either:
    -Currently an undergraduate student, in third or fourth year
    -A recent graduate from a bachelor’s degree program (within the past two years)
  3. You have an average GPA of at least 3.30 (B+ or 76%) in your last 20 half courses (60 unit equivalent)
  4. You must be from a low-income family, either
    -A recipient of the Alberta Low-Income Grant within the last two years
    -Provide evidence of low income via a Canadian federal tax Notice of Assessment or Reassessment
    Note: The gross (pre-tax) income thresholds are the same as for receipt of the Alberta Low-Income Grant. See the Alberta Student Aid website for Alberta Low-Income Grant income thresholds.

Apply now

Apply for LSPC

The application form will be available in February 2021.

What to include in your application package

Application form

A completed and signed application form.

Transcripts

A scanned copy of one up-to-date transcript for each post-secondary institution attended/attending.

Statement of Interest

See details below.

Proof of low family income

See details below.


Supporting documents

Statement of Interest (maximum 500 words; PDF or Word file only)

  • Why are you interested in the LSPC?
  • How have your previous experiences and academic choices influenced your decision to apply to law school?
  • What would you like to do with your law degree?

Proving low family income

  • Documentation that shows you are a recipient of the Alberta Low-Income Grant or other similar provincial student aid program

    OR

     
  • Your 2018 or 2019 federal tax Notice of Assessment or Reassessment that show a low family income

Note: See the Alberta Student Aid website for Low-Income Grant income thresholds.


Have questions?

Please contact the Student Services and Admissions Office:
law@ucalgary.ca | 403.220.4155

Thank you to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP for their support for the UCalgary Law LSAT Summer Prep Course.