The application deadline for entry into the first-year JD program is January 15. You are strongly encouraged to submit applications earlier, since offers will be made on a continual basis starting early in the admissions cycle.
What do I have to do to be eligible for admission?
Regular applicants must:
- present proof of having received, with standing satisfactory to the Faculty of Law, a degree from the University of Victoria or an equivalent degree from a recognized college or university; or
- present proof of having completed, with standing satisfactory to the Faculty of Law, at least the first three years (45 units) of a program leading to a degree at the University of Victoria, or the equivalent at a recognized institution; and
- allow UVic admissions staff to access your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score obtained in the last five years; and
- satisfy such other requirements as may be prescribed from time to time.
What goes into my application?
A complete application will include:
- submission of the online application form;
- payment of the application fee;
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (written no later than the February test date);
- a personal statement not exceeding 750 words;
- one copy of a transcript from each and every post-secondary institution attended (including exchange and study abroad transcripts); and
- TOEFL results (if applicable).
Do I need to send any other documents?
No letters of reference are required in the Regular admissions category.
We won't look at them so please don't send them.
The deadline for submission of transcripts is March 1. You can upload an unofficial copy of your transcript to the online application. If an offer is made, you will be asked to send an official transcript.
How will you decide if I get an offer?
Admission decisions are primarily determined by a candidate's pre-law academic record and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. Where an applicant has multiple LSAT scores, the highest score is considered. Only LSAT scores within five years of the application deadline will be accepted. Personal statements may also be used in the admissions process.
To give you an idea of what has been competitive in the most recent admission cycle, please consult the First Year Class Demographics-Regular Category chart.