Admission requirements for the Schulich School of Law
The Schulich School of Law has its own application process. For complete information about admission to the Schulich School of Law, refer to both the Dalhousie Law School website and Applying to Law (admissions).
Students are admitted to courses as regular or part-time undergraduates in law, as occasional students, or as graduate students.
All applicants must have completed their applications (subject to filing LSAT scores, the current year's academic transcript, and letters of reference) and sent them to the Admissions Office, by February 28. However, all completed applications received by November 30 will be given early consideration, as well as be considered for all entrance scholarships. LSATs written in June will not be considered for positions in the course commencing the following September. LSATs written prior to June 1991 will not be considered.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials relevant to the application are received by the committee. Applicants who have failed first-year law and are applying for readmission in the year immediately following the failure must do so by September 1.
The Admissions Committee of the Schulich School of Law may admit applicants as regular candidates for the Juris Doctor (JD) degree if they meet the following qualifications:
a) The applicant must have received, with standing satisfactory to the Admissions Committee, the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Science or Commerce, or an equivalent degree from Dalhousie University or from another degree-granting college or university recognized by the Senate.
b) An applicant with no degree within rule (a) must have completed, with standing satisfactory to the Admissions Committee, at least three full years' studies after junior matriculation or two full years after senior matriculation of a course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Science or Commerce or an equivalent degree at Dalhousie or at another degree-granting college or university recognized by the Senate. Normally, this means that the applicant is within one year of receiving a degree in the undergraduate programme followed. For the purposes of this rule junior matriculation means Nova Scotia grade 11 or equivalent, and senior matriculation means Nova Scotia grade 12 or equivalent.
For more information, visit the Schulich School of Law website.