Why Calgary?

Think Calgary's not the city for you? Think again!

Top 10 Reasons to Choose UCalgary Law

  1. One hour from the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
  2. Small class sizes
  3. The Calgary Curriculum
  4. Holistic admissions process
  5. Clinics and mooting opportunities
  6. Connection with Calgary legal community
  7. Being practice-ready
  8. Articling placement rate
  9. Family/friends said it was a great school
  10. Competitive tuition and living costs

Ski and snowboard in Lake Louise

60 minutes to the mountains

If you drive west for 60 minutes, you'll reach the Rocky Mountains, with world-class skiing and snowboarding, endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers, and the best camping spots. Did we mention no classes on Friday afternoons?

Students and employers

Small class sizes

Our small class sizes allow you to make deep connections with your classmates and professors, allowing you to build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Student winners of a mooting competition

The Calgary Curriculum

The Calgary Curriculum gives you numerous opportunities for hands-on learning, from clinical opportunities to mooting competitions, fully preparing you for a career in the legal profession.

I was excited to move to Calgary because it offers the best aspects of city life, while still boasting the most appealing qualities of smaller town living, with a friendly population and the ability to explore stunningly beautiful scenery and landscapes.

Sasha Best, JD’18


Students networking at a career event

Study in Calgary, work across Canada

We have students from across Canada who want to work in their home province. Our Career and Professional Development Office is well-versed in, and well-connected to, opportunities locally, around Alberta, and across Canada.

5-year articling placement rates

  • Class of 2019: 100% (2 non-reports; 1 not seeking)
  • Class of 2018: 99% (1 non-report; 3 not seeking)
  • Class of 2017: 99% (1 non-report, 4 not seeking)
  • Class of 2016: 96% (3 non-reports, 3 not seeking)
  • Class of 2015: 96% (1 non-report, 3 not seeking)

Certification in Common Law in French

Offered in partnership with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, this program allows students with competencies in French to gain skills in French legal writing and advocacy, opening doors to more career opportunities, while helping to increase access to justice in both official languages.

More info about the CCLF

Daphne Wang, JD’19

Meeting and getting to speak with practitioners, professors, and upper year students helped me get a broader understanding of the many different career paths available in the legal profession. These interactions also gave me insight into the deep camaraderie within the school and the profession as a whole.

Daphne Wang, JD’19


JD Admissions Dates & Deadlines

Sept 1

Online applications open for first-year JD applicants and Winter 2021 LOP applicants


Oct 1

Application deadline for Winter LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)


Oct 15

Supporting documents deadline for Winter 2021 LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)


Dec 1

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


Dec 1

Official transcript deadline for Winter 2021 admitted LOP applicants

Jan 31

Final LSAT score that will be accepted for Fall admission


Feb 1

Online applications open for Fall 2021 transfer and LOP applicants


Feb 15

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


Feb 15

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


May 15

Application deadline for Fall 2021 transfer and LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)

Jun 1

Supporting documents deadline for Fall transfer and LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)


Jul 15

Official transcript deadline for Fall 2021 admitted/waitlisted applicants

The red arch over main campus

Calgary Territorial Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the People of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.