Recruiting events & webinars

Do you want to know what it takes to get into UVic Law? Do you have questions about our school or the admissions process? Let's talk.

Feel free to contact Emma Edmonds, Senior Admissions Assistant at or 250-721-8151, or Lori Klear, Admissions & Recruitment Officer at or 250-721-8155

*This webinar series was online, and took place in the fall of 2021.

Why Law? Let’s talk about Admission to UVic Law

Date: Friday, September 17 and Friday, October 1, 2021
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A simple question, right? Wrong. This webinar will address the importance of answering this question in the application process to UVic Law, how UVic Law will review your application, and how to prepare an application that highlights the authentic you, including your vulnerabilities and your strengths.  The session will include tips for developing a strong personal statement and a strategically prepared application.  Before attending, we recommend you explore our JD Admissions FAQs for a general overview.

Presenter: Lori Klear (Recruitment & Admissions Officer)

JD Indigenous Category

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
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In this webinar you will learn about our Indigenous applicant category, our application review process, and a general overview of what UVic Law has to offer to Indigenous students.  Hear from Darcy Lindberg whose research areas include Indigenous law, ecological governance through Indigenous legal orders, gender and Indigenous ceremonies, and Indigenous treaty making. 

Moderator: Lori Klear (Recruitment & Admissions Officer)


JD/JID (Indigenous law) Program

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
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In this webinar you will learn about our Joint Degree Program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders (JD/JID).  Why is this program important for the future of our local, national and international communities? What is transsystemic teaching? What’s in it for you? We will give you a general overview of the program and you'll hear from Val Napoleon, Director, JD/JID program and Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance.

 Moderator: Lori Klear (Recruitment & Admissions Officer)

Amicus: Latin for Friendship – Let’s Talk Student Support

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
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In this webinar, you will learn about our Amicus Program. It is a unique UVic Law student support initiative that plays an active role in engaging, advising and supporting students during their law school journey. There are four overlapping components in the program: academic success, cultural support, personal support and accommodation support. These components work in conjunction and collaboration with each other to ensure your overall success in law school. Hear from the support program staff who each specialize in their particular area of student support and from upper year law students who provide tutoring services. We will provide answers to common questions as well as those you anonymously submit. 

Moderator: Lori Klear (Recruitment & Admissions Officer)

JD Discretionary Category

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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The Discretionary category is available to applicants whose academic achievements and/or LSAT score have been significantly delayed, interrupted or adversely affected by:

  • a medical condition or disability (physical, sensory, learning, addiction, mental illness, or similar condition or disability);
  • family or similar responsibilities and the consequent need to attend to these responsibilities or to maintain employment; or
  • social, historic, political, economic or other factors.

In this webinar, you will learn about our Discretionary applicant category, application review process for discretionary candidates, and a general overview of what UVic Law has to offer Discretionary students.  Hear from Professor Andrew Newcombe, Associate Dean, Academic & Student Relations; Laura Johnston, a lawyer and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Allard Law and the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, in addition to other representatives of UVic Law.

(Moderator: Lori Klear, Recruitment & Admissions Officer)

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October 5 and 6, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; October 7, 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM (PST


Simon Fraser University West Coast Career Recruitment Event (In person)

September 27, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)

University of British Columbia Pre-Law Society Q&A (Virtual)

November 4, 10:30 - 12:30 PM (PST)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Law School Forum (Virtual)

October 20, 2021, from 9:00 - 4:00 (PST)

Mount Royal University Graduate Studies Fair (Virtual)