Law Degree: Juris Doctor

Our Juris Doctor (JD) degree program provides the opportunity to pursue your legal education in a collegial and student-centered environment. A state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility, world-class faculty, innovative programs and course offerings combine to provide an extraordinary educational experience, preparing you for the exceptional opportunities of the future.

Getting in

Approximately 126 students are accepted into the College of Law's first year program at the University of Saskatchewan each academic year. However, the number of applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of places available. Admission is determined based on merit, taking into account your academic record, your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score, and any special circumstances. Past experience indicates that, as a general rule, successful applicants have a grade point average of 3.4 or better on a 4-point scale (approximately a B+ or 80% average) in pre-law studies, and score 159 or higher on the LSAT.

Course options

The usual course of study in our college is three full-time years of 30 credit units each, resulting in students obtaining a JD degree. However, the College of Law together with the University of Saskatchewan offer unique program options for students who are interested in following a less-traditional course of study or who require additional flexibility in their academic pursuits. See the links in the upper right column of this page for information about Combined Degrees, Exchanges and Part-time Studies.

Graduate attributes

In January 2013, the faculty of the College of Law adopted a statement of the qualities they aim for JD graduates to be able to demonstrate. Read the statement here.

More Information

You can also find more information about applying to the JD law program in this section of our website, or contact: 

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

 

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