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About Law at University of Alberta

Why take the Juris Doctor program?

The Juris Doctor (JD) degree is a highly regarded credential in the field of law. Our three-year program is based on a strong core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation in legal fundamentals while also opening doors to more specialized areas of study.

Why study Law at the University of Alberta?

The University of Alberta's Faculty of Law is highly regarded among leading Canadian law firms, with a superb track record for career success among graduates. Our century-long tradition of excellence has produced three Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, including the Chief Justice, along with a host of provincial and federal politicians, legal visionaries, entrepreneurs, and public intellectuals.

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If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

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Entry requirements

There is no direct entry from high school into the Juris Doctor program (JD). Exceptional students may be admitted to the program after completing two years of university study with a minimum GPA of 3.7 and 90th percentile Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. All other students must have completed at least the first three years of a degree before being admitted to the JD. There are no specific university courses that must be taken for admission to the JD, and no specific degree that is recommended. Admission is competitive based on a student's overall academic record and LSAT score. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is compulsory for all applicants.

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