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Website: http://www.law.ubc.ca/admissions/index.html
Phone: 604-822-6303
Admissions e-mail: admissions@law.ubc.ca

Program Information

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

  • 3 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Class size in 2013: 180 (10% out-of-province)

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study in Canada (any discipline, but most students have BA)
  • Required Courses
    • None
    • Minimum 90 credits of a full time degree.


GPA

  • Minimum: No minimum indicated
  • Average accepted GPA 2012/13: 3.8 (4.33 scale), or 83%
  • Calculation method:
    • GPA will be calculated by eliminating 12 of your worst credits from a four-year degree.
    • Exclude 6 of your worst credits if applying after three years of full-time study.
    • If applying after completion of four years of full-time study, the 4 lowest semester grades will be removed

LSAT

  • Recommended minimum of 160
  • 2012/13 average: 166
  • LSAT must have been written within 5 years of application deadline
  • Best LSAT score taken into calculation

Supporting Documents

  • a completed application form, preferably submitted on-line
  • application fee of $80
  • official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • an LSAT score
  • a 750 word personal statement
  • No letters of reference are required


For more information about admission requirements, click here

Timeline 2013-14

  • Dec 1, 2013: Submit application form, application fee, and all supporting documents.
  • Dec 2013: Last possible LSAT test date for 2013 admissions
  • Jan-June 2014: Offers of admission are made

For more information, click here

Tuition 2013-2014

  • First year tuition (Canadian student) - $11,223.68
  • First year tuition (International student) - $350.74 per credit

For more information on tuition, click here
For information on admission scholarships, click here

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