Indigenous category

We encourage inquiries and applications from Indigenous people.

The deadline for all first-year applications is January 15 (4 p.m. PST).

Am I eligible to apply under the Indigenous category?

To qualify for admission under the Indigenous category, you must provide evidence of your First Nations, Métis or Inuit background.

What goes into my application?

A complete application under the Indigenous category will include:

  • submission of the online application form;
  • payment of the application fee;
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (written no later than the January test date);
  • personal statement not exceeding 750 words;
  • one copy of a transcript for all post-secondary studies including exchange and study abroad transcripts;
  • a statement describing your connection to your Indigenous community;
  • documentation supporting eligibility to apply in the Indigenous category;
  • 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);
  • a copy of your status card (if applicable);
  • TOEFL results (if applicable).

The deadline for submitting transcripts and supporting documentation is March 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.

If your academic background is deemed appropriate, we may make an offer of admission conditional upon successful completion of the Native Law Centre (NLC) Summer Program at the University of Saskatchewan. We give considerable weight to the evaluation submitted by the director. For more information concerning the NLC Summer Program, please contact:

The Native Law Centre
Summer Program
University of Saskatchewan
160 Law Building, 15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada, S7N 5A6

Telephone: (306) 966-6189
Fax: (306) 966-6207