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University of Alberta - Faculty of Law


updated: January 2013
sources: University of Alberta, wiki



University of Alberta Faculty of Law is the oldest faculty of law in western Canada, established in 1912, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is known particularly for its focus on the fundamentals of law.

As the first law school in Western Canada, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law significantly established the practice of law in Western Canada and is often considered one of Canada's most respected schools of law.

The entrance average is traditionally around 3.7/161 (GPA/LSAT).


University of Alberta - Faculty of Law      Location:
     University of Alberta
     Faculty of Law - Law Centre
     111 St and 89 Ave
     Edmonton, AB, Canada
     G6T 2H5
Flavelle House


General Reference

Applications Received 1200
First Year Law Students Accepted 175
LSAT 161 (2010 - 2011)
GPA 3.7 (2010-2011)


Admitted Applicant Profile (2010-2011) - source www.law.ualberta.ca

 

  LSAT Score from 120-180  
120-149 150-153 154-156 157-159 160-162 163-165 166-180 TOTAL
Grade Point Average (GPA) - 4 Point Scale 4.0
-
-
4
2
1
1
-
8
3.9
-
7
5
2
7
3
4
28
3.8
-
-
10
4
2
3
5
24
3.7
-
-
3
16
9
5
1
34
3.6
-
-
-
9
9
4
5
27
3.5
-
-
-
5
12
5
3
25
3.4
-
-
-
-
4
2
4
10
3.3
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
12
3.2
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
  TOTAL
0
7
22
38
44
29
31
171

Average GPA 3.7              Average LSAT 161

The above chart applies to Regular applicants only and does not include those whose admission was based on an holistic review by the Admissions Committee. If you have any questions, please contact us at admissions@law.ualberta.ca or 780-492-3067 or visit www.law.ualberta.ca.

 



Application Deadline (Regular) November 1 (Online Application)
Last LSAT Accepted December Test
Application Fee $115 New Students
$75 University of Alberta Students
Online Application University of Alberta Faculty of Law Online Application
Tuition and Expenses $5,883.96/year (2012-2013) Canadian Students - Full time PER TERM
$29,967.72/year (2012-2013) International Students - Full time PER YEAR
$1,250 (books/materials)
Regular Admission Requirements
  • completed an undergraduate degree, or at least the first three years (90 credit hours) of a program leading to a degree, at the University of Alberta or from a university recognized by the University of Alberta
  • special circumstances, applicants without a degree who have completed two years (60 credits), or equivalent, of a full program of studies that would be accepted for credit towards any degree at the University of Alberta, (this candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 or its equivalent over the two years, LSAT score placing the applicant in the 90th percentile
  • LSAT required, no letters of recommendation or personal statement
Admission Committee Considerations
  • rely primarily on GPA and LSAT score, GPA determined by reference to the applicant's most recent 60 units/credits (equivalent to 10 full courses or 20 half couress) of study
  • GPA and LSAT used to create Prediction Indicator to rank regular applicants, in limited number of cases, Committee may consider factors beyond the Prediction Indicator, including difficulty and quality of the academic program, employment experience, extracurricular and community acitvities, and physical, cultural and economic factors
  • Average instead of best LSAT score considered
Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards
  • Faculty of Law awards over $1,000,000 each year to law students in the form of bursaries, scholarships, awards and prizes

Faculty of Law Financial Information

Faculty of Law Prizes & Awards

Admissions Office Admissions Office
Room 128, Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5
Canada
Admissions Contact Kim Wilson
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: (780) 492-3067
Email: kjwilson[at]law[·]ualberta[·]ca
Admissions Contact (Phone) (780) 492-5587
Admissions Contact (Email) admissions[at]law[·]ualberta[·]ca


Program Information

Combined Degrees Dual LL.B./MBA program with the University of Alberta School of Business
Joint LL.B./JD program with the University of Colorado's Law School
Exchange Programs University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Granada, Spain
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, Spain
School Composition & Population

38 full time faculty and 60 session instructors.

515 full time students (LSAC)

Transfers Yes
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes, but must finish in five years
Centres Alberta Law Reform Institute,
Centre for Consitutional
Studies, Health Law
Institute, Health Law and
Science Policy Group
Special Programs Law Students' Association
Student Legal Services
Alberta Law Review
Peer Mentoring Program
Course Curriculum (1st year) First Year Compulsory Courses Description


 

 
 
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