The deadline to apply for admission in September 2023 is February 1, 2023. New applications for the 2023 year are accepted starting November 1, 2022.
The College of Law receives between 900 and 1200 applications for 126 seats in the first-year class. There were 960 applications for the September 2022 class.
For applicants with multiple LSAT scores, the highest current score will be used. For our purposes, test scores are current for five years. For example, for applicants applying for admission in September 2023, LSAT scores prior to June 2018 will not be accepted. All test takers must have a completed LSAT writing sample on file in order to see their score or have their score released to law schools.
Applicants can take the LSAT up to three times in a single testing year. Please note that the testing year is different than the calendar year.
Applicants for admission are strongly encouraged to submit applications as early as possible after November 1, as decisions are made on a rolling basis commencing in December. Please note that applications cannot be evaluated until all documentation, a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score and all transcripts have been received. The majority of decisions are made after the February 1 deadline date.
For regular applicants, a complete file consists of an online application form, an LSAT score report, a personal statement and transcripts from all universities attended. University of Saskatchewan transcripts do not need to be submitted. Regular applicants should not submit reference letters. If there are special circumstances applicants wish to make known to the Admissions Committee, consider applying in the Discretionary category. Please provide your LSAT account number on your application so that we may obtain your score from LSAC. All ESL applicants must provide a TOEFL score.
If you are presently enrolled in classes, please arrange to have the institution you are currently attending submit your marks up to the end of the Fall Term (including results following December examinations). After all courses have been completed, please arrange to have your institution email a final transcript (containing April marks) by no later than June 1. Final transcripts from each post-secondary institution you have attended or are currently attending (other than the University of Saskatchewan), must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College of Law at email@example.com. If your university does not provide transcripts by email, please arrange to have them mail the transcripts to: College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, 15 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6.
The deadline for receipt of final transcripts is June 1. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that final transcripts reach the Admissions Committee by the deadline, and that their file is complete. You can do this by logging into your account and checking your supplemental items.
Indicate if your siblings are currently attending the University of Saskatchewan, or if your parents, siblings or grandparents have attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Indicate if you are a former resident of Saskatchewan, and if you attended elementary and/or high school in Saskatchewan. Provide sufficient detail, such as dates and locations. If you consider that you have another type of connection with Saskatchewan, for example, a spouse currently attending the University of Saskatchewan, provide further details in your personal statement.
Special consideration is given to applicants whose educational opportunities have been hindered by circumstances such as cultural or economic disadvantage, disability or other condition that hinders access to, or effective use of, education opportunities, or significant interruption of the pursuit of post-secondary education. For further details see Categories of Applicants. There is no quota for applicants in the Discretionary category. In 2022-2023, 33 applicants received offers in this category, and 13 registered in first-year.
Deadline to sumit supporting documentation in the Discretionary category is March 1, 2023.
Applicants of Indigenous ancestry should apply in the Indigenous category. Pursuant to an exemption granted by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, the Admissions Committee may give consideration to Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit) ancestry as a positive factor when assessing applicants for admission. Thus we have established a category for Indigenous applicants. Include full details of your circumstances in your application, as well as evidence of Indigenous ancestry.
There is no quota for Indigenous applicants. In 2022-23, 26 applicants received offers in the Indigenous category and 11 registered.
Deadline to submit supporting documentation in the Indigenous category is March 1, 2023.
The LSAT is offered several times per year. Some dates may not be available depending on the test site. The January test score is the latest one the college will accept in considering applications for the coming September. Check the LSAC website for administration and deadline dates.
The average LSAT score for the class of September 2022 (Regular Category) was 158.
The average for the class of September 2022 (Regular Category) was 85%.
There is no defined "pre-law" program. We accept applicants from all accredited programs. We suggest applicants take something they are interested in as well as work towards another degree in the event they are unsuccessful in obtaining admittance.
All applicants to the JD program are required to have a minimum of two full years (60 credit units) of university-level academic work beyond high school. Many applicants complete a full undergraduate program before entering law school and some have completed graduate degrees. Please note that some college or vocational programs may not be eligible for consideration.
The Admissions Committee carefully reviews and considers the entire contents of applicants' files. For most applicants, a formula combining the LSAT score and the best 2 years average will have the most significant weight. In some cases, the personal statement will be important; this is particularly true for applicants in the Discretionary category. The nature and difficulty of applicants’ prior university course of study is also taken into account.
We calculate both a best-two full years average and an overall average in undergraduate study. We require a minimum of 24 credit units in the fall and winter terms per year in order to calculate a best two-years average. Summer session and intersession classes are not counted in the calculation of the best two-years average, but are counted towards your overall average.
We require a minimum of 24 credit units in the fall and winter terms per year in order to calculate a best two-years average. Summer session and intersession classes are not counted in the calculation of the best two-years average. Applicants who have not attended university on a full-time basis should explain why they have not done so in their personal statement.
Credit units earned in courses in which applicants receive marks of 'Pass' (or equivalent such as 'credit earned') will count for the purpose of achieving the minimum number of credit units to apply to the College of Law or to constitute a year of full-time study.
Since the Admissions Committee uses weighted averages, marks such as ‘Pass’ (or equivalent such as ‘credit earned’) will not affect applicants’ averages for admissions purposes.