Regular category JD/JID

The application deadline for the first-year JD/JID program is January 15 (4 p.m. PST). You are strongly encouraged to submit your application and supporting documentation as soon as possible.

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 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
  • transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (including exchange and study abroad transcripts)
  • a personal statement
  • one academic letter of reference sent to us (lclerk2@uvic.ca) by your referee
  • one reference letter describing your suitability for and commitment to this unique program sent to us (lclerk2@uvic.ca) by your referee
  • a JID statement describing your connection to and/or involvement in an Indigenous community, the reasons why you want to pursue the program and how you will enrich the learning environment at the faculty
  • a copy of your status card or evidence supporting your Indigeneity (optional)
  • TOEFL results (if applicable)

How will you decide if I get an offer?

Admission decisions are determined by your academic evaluation (GPA and LSAT weighted 50/50) and a holistic review of all other elements of your application. If you have multiple LSAT scores, the highest score is considered. Only LSAT scores within five years of the application deadline will be accepted.

Native Law Centre Summer Program

Regardless of the category of admission, if an applicant's academic background makes it appropriate, the Admissions Committee 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:

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
Email: plsnp@usask.ca