How to Apply

All applicants must complete the following steps:

Complete the Online Application by or before February 1 of the year in which you intend to start first-year law classes, which begin in September. Applications are accepted from October 15 (not before) until our deadline of February 1 (not after), for the following September start of first-year classes. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible after October 15 as offers are made on a rolling basis commencing in November. Please note that applications cannot be evaluated until all documentation, an LSAT score (see below) and all transcripts have been received. Each applicant will be advised by email whether his or her application is accepted, denied or deferred. However, if an applicant's file is incomplete, it will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his or her file is complete. 

Pay the Application Fee of $125 online by credit card. Your application will not be processed until this fee is received. 

Arrange for Two Original Transcripts, which must be received by Admissions at the College of Law directly from each university or college attended, or your documentation will be considered incomplete and your application will not be considered. The deadline for submission of final transcripts is June 1 of the year you will be starting first-year law.

NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted for any part of an applicant’s post-secondary studies taken anywhere other than the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). U of S transcripts do not need to be submitted. If you have completed all of your studies at the U of S, you do not need to submit any transcripts. All applicants must arrange to have the Registrar of their university or college forward directly to the Admissions Committee, College of Law, one official transcript of marks up to the end of first term (including results of December examinations administered immediately preceding the application deadline). In addition, two official transcripts of final marks must be submitted after the end of second term.  Applicants from universities other than the University of Saskatchewan, who are no longer attending classes, must have two official transcripts of final marks sent directly to the Admissions Committee, College of Law, at the time of application.

NOTE: Transcripts from all universities and colleges previously attended must be submitted or documentation will be considered incomplete and the application will not be considered. A cumulative transcript from the last university attended is not sufficient. Statements of standing will not be accepted as official transcripts. Transcripts will not be accepted directly from applicants. Photocopies of documents will not be accepted. The deadline for submission of final transcripts is June 1st.

Write the LSAT. Details concerning the dates and application procedures for this test can be obtained from the Admissions Office, College of Law (contact information below). The February sitting of the LSAT is the last available date for admission in September, but applicants are strongly encouraged to write the test earlier. Applicants can take the LSAT up to three times in any two-year period. For applicants with multiple LSAT scores, the highest current score will be used. For our purposes, test scores are current for four years. For example, for applicants applying for admission in September 2017, LSAT scores prior to June 2013 will not be accepted.

All applicants for admission to the College of Law are required to take the LSAT. The Law School Admission Council, which is responsible for the test administered by the Law School Admission Services (LSAS), is composed of representatives of all law schools accredited by the American Bar Association or by the Association of American Law Schools and Canadian Law Schools using the LSAT. The LSAT is designed to measure certain mental abilities important in the study of law and, accordingly, to aid law schools in assessing the academic promise of their applicants. As of June, 1991, the LSAT changed in format and is scored across the range of 120 to 180.   

Information on this examination may be found on the Law School Admission Council's website at www.lsac.org, including registration, fees, testing dates, and testing centres. Test dates vary for different centres. The LSAT is written in Saskatoon in the months of June, October, December and February. The test centre in Regina is available in October, December and February. Check the LSAC website for other test centre locations and test dates. The postmark closing dates for registration for test centres in Canada are generally some four weeks prior to the date of the test.

Usually special arrangements can be made for people with disabilities. As well, special individual test administrations and additional test centres may also be established under special circumstances. See the LSAC website for further information.

Write a Personal Statement. Your personal statement provides us with further information about you that will be used in reviewing your application. Discuss special academic interests and achievements, work experience (including volunteer work), special skills, personal attributes and any other significant life experiences (e.g., family-related, travel, etc.). The personal statement must be composed entirely by the applicant and should be a maximum of 500 words.

 

Regular Applicants: Regular applicants must complete all of the above steps, only. Reference letters are not required for regular applicants, and will not be reviewed if provided.

Special and Aboriginal Applicants: Special and Aboriginal applicants must complete all of the above steps, as well as supply additional documentation outlined at Special Applicants and Aboriginal Applicants.

 

 All correspondence related to admissions should be directed to:

Admissions Committee
College of Law
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6

 

For more information, please contact:

Doreen Petrow, Admissions Officer
Admissions Office
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6
Phone: (306) 966-5874
E-mail: law_admissions@usask.ca