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!

We're here to answer your questions! Contact Johnesha Johnson, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Note: The University of Victoria is committed to treating personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the university’s privacy policy. The webinar service is hosted outside of Canada. You are encouraged to review the terms of service and privacy policy. By registering and / or attending the webinar, you agree to the use of

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Housing: The Students’ Perspective | March 18 - 9:30 - 10:30 AM (PDT)

Hi, future UVic Law students! We have heard from many of you that you have questions and concerns about finding housing for fall in Victoria. On Monday March 18 at 9:30, we will host a webinar to answer your questions. We will have some information about on campus housing, and three current students will be there to share their experiences with finding housing.

Please note that the webinar will be recorded for later viewing, though students will only be available to answer questions during the recording.

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The Inclusive Admission Stream | September 18 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

The Inclusive Admission Stream and UVic Law’s approach to admission through the Inclusive Stream are unique. Knowing how to navigate the application process can be tricky. On the evening of September 18 (6-7pm Pacific), 2L JD student Elaine and 2L JD/JID student Rosemary join the Admissions Team in a webinar to talk about her experiences in applying for admission under the Inclusive Stream. She will share what her application experience and first year of study have been like. Thanks, Elaine and Rosemary, for sharing your experience! 

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The Black Admission Stream | September 20 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

UVic Law Admissions is pleased to announce our newest admission stream. The Black Admission Stream was created to respond to historic and ongoing inequities by intentionally admitting more Black law students. Join Uvic Law Admissions Committee Chair Rob Lapper and Professor Asad Kiyani in a discussion about the new admission stream. The live webinar will take place September 20 from 6-7pm Pacific.

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Personal Statements | September 25 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

Of all of the questions UVic Law Admissions gets from potential applicants, the most common is about personal statements. It’s a process to write one, and writing a strong personal statement is the most difficult part of the application process for many applicants. A panel of current 1L Uvic Law students join the Admissions Team in a webinar to talk about the process of writing a strong personal statement. Hear about their experiences, along with what UVic Law is looking for. The live webinar will take place Monday September 25 from 6-7pm Pacific. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Indigenous Admission Stream and the JD/JID | October 4 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

Uvic Law’s Director, Indigenous Initiatives will lead a discussion with a panel of Indigenous UVic Law students on Indigenous perspectives in applying for law school. This live webinar will explore the Indigenous Admission Stream, as well as application to the JD/JID program. The live webinar will take place on October 4 from 6-7pm Pacific.

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Which Application Stream is Right for Me? | October 16 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

With four admission streams and two programs, navigating which to apply to can be difficult and confusing. Join the Admissions Team, Associate Dean Andrew Newcombe, and Admission Committee Chair Rob Lapper to help take some of the mystery out of the process. This webinar will be held Monday, October 16 from 6-7pm Pacific. While a recorded version will be available, the live webinar will have a question and answer period.

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2024 Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering
April 16-17, 2024 | Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
In-person at the  & Virtual 
Details TBD

2024 LSAC Law School Forum
September 23, 2024 | Toronto
Details TBD