Top 10 Reasons to Choose UCalgary Law
- One hour from the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
- Small class sizes
- The Calgary Curriculum
- Holistic admissions process
- Clinics and mooting opportunities
- Connection with Calgary legal community
- Being practice-ready
- Articling placement rate
- Family/friends said it was a great school
- Competitive tuition and living costs
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
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.
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
Online applications open for first-year JD applicants and Winter 2021 LOP applicants
Application deadline for Winter LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)
Supporting documents deadline for Winter 2021 LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)
Application deadline for first-year JD applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)
Official transcript deadline for Winter 2021 admitted LOP applicants
Final LSAT score that will be accepted for Fall admission
Online applications open for Fall 2021 transfer and LOP applicants
LSAT writing sample for first-year JD applicants must be completed
Supporting documents deadline for first-year JD applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)
Application deadline for Fall 2021 transfer and LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)
Supporting documents deadline for Fall transfer and LOP applicants (11:59 p.m. MST)
Official transcript deadline for Fall 2021 admitted/waitlisted applicants
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.