University of Victoria Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor

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Program Information

School:University of Victoria Faculty of Law
Faculty:Faculty of Law
Field of Study:Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Description:The law school began with a focus on law as a social process, the importance of public law, and the value of an interdisciplinary approach to the solution of legal and social problems. From the first day students arrive at law school, the Faculty emphasizes the importance of understanding law in its social context. The introductory Legal Process course provides a framework for legal study, which emphasizes the fact that law can only be understood in its social context — as the product of cultural, economic and other social forces.

Law is studied for the impact that it has on people’s lives and the way it fulfills its promises of justice. Throughout the curriculum, students are encouraged to take a critical approach to their legal studies, addressing not only what the law is, but also why it is the way it is and whether it might be different. Students are encouraged also to reflect on their own roles in relation to the law, and the responsibilities that accompany legal knowledge. An appreciation of the importance of understanding law in action is reflected in the law school’s clinical and cooperative education programs.
URL:Juris Doctor at University of Victoria Faculty of Law
Length:3 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Admission to all first year programs is based on:

    - Your academic record (GPA) - weighted 50%

    - Your Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) - weighted 50%

    - Your personal statement may also be taken into account during the application assessment process

    - Additional requirements dependent upon program and applicant category

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 04, 2019