Why UVic Law?

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We think that there are some things that set UVic Law apart:


We are proud of our collaborative, inclusive and accessible learning environment. Our small class size allows us to build a community and form relationships that continue throughout law school and beyond. One of our greatest strengths is the variety of social, cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds of our students. At UVic, you will learn in an atmosphere of diversity and openness.


We are committed to teaching law within its wider social, political, historical and economic contexts. Our outstanding professors and exceptional students come together to create a vibrant learning experience that is based on collaboration and civic responsibility. You'll find an environment that is progressive, intellectually challenging and personally enriching. Take a look at the courses we offer.

Law co-op program

We offer the only common law co-operative education program in Canada. Co-op students alternate study terms with full-time, paid work assignments, gain practical experience and make valuable connections within the legal community. The co-op program lets you explore potential career options before graduating.

Clinical term programs

Participate in programs like the Environmental Law Centre Clinic, the Law Centre Clinic and the Business Law Clinic to gain hands-on experience and make valuable contributions to the community.

Student support

We have services in place to provide you with financial, academic, cultural and personal support. Our commitment to equity is supported by programs and policies that ensure a safe and open environment for all students. Learn about the full range of services and supports available across campus.

Indigenous student community

We recognize an urgent need within the Canadian legal community for a broader understanding of Indigenous legal issues.

We invite prospective students to apply under our Aboriginal admissions category. We offer an academic and cultural support program as a complement to the supports provided by UVic's First Peoples House.

We have a constantly growing range of courses dedicated to Aboriginal law and legal issues, as well as opportunities to get involved with the Indigenous Law Students Association, Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Camp and the National Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot.


With the mildest climate in Canada, the university is located minutes from beaches and parks that you can enjoy year round. You can access world-class parks, beaches and recreational activities as well as a vibrant urban culture – all are only a short trip from the university campus.

UVic is situated in the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish people and sits on the site of an old Lekwungen village. Respect for the land's traditional stewards has inspired us to become leaders in environmental law, Aboriginal law issues and public policy initiatives.

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