Indigenous admission

We encourage inquiries and applications from Indigenous people.

The deadline for all first-year applications is December 1 (4 p.m. PST)All applications submitted must be complete and include all required documentation by this deadline.

Am I eligible to apply under the Indigenous stream?

The Indigenous stream is open to all who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

What goes into my application?

A complete application under the Indigenous stream will include:

  1. Submission of the online application form;
  2. Payment of the application fee;
  3. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (written no later than the January test date);
  4. Personal statement including both Part A and B, Part A not exceeding 750 words;
  5. One copy of a transcript for all post-secondary studies including exchange and study abroad transcripts;
  6. A statement describing your connection to your Indigenous community;
  7. two letters of reference sent to us by your references (one must fully describe your connection(s) to the Indigenous community, and the second must be an academic reference);
  8. Completed Law Admissions Equity & Diversity Survey; and
  9. TOEFL results (if applicable).

The deadline for submitting transcripts and supporting documentation is December 1.

How will you decide if I get an offer?

Applications from Canadian Indigenous people will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account such factors as:

  • academic performance
  • results of the LSAT
  • your personal statement
  • letters of reference
  • past, present, and future connections with the Indigenous community.

If you have less than three academic years of post-secondary education, it is unlikely that you will receive an offer of admission. An incomplete application will not be considered.

 For more information check out the UVic Law Admissions Blog!