Transfer Students

Would you like to study with us?

We welcome students from all across the country. If you are interested in studying with us and are currently a student of another Canadian law school, you may apply for a transfer. You must be in good standing at your current law school and the work you have completed must be satisfactory to the Law School Studies Committee. The number of applicants accepted is limited to ensure that our class sizes are not significantly altered.

  • To qualify for a degree, you must complete two full years at Dalhousie.
  • Normally, we will not accept an applicant whose average in first year law is below the equivalent of our B+ (75-77).

Application deadline

Complete applications for Transfer Students are due on May 20th of each year.

Admission requirements

A complete application will include:

  • Submission of the Online Application Form [PDF - 520 KB]
  • Payment of the non-refundable application fee ($70). Your application will not be reviewed until payment is received.
  • Submit the following supporting documents:
    • Your academic transcripts from law school and all post-secondary studies (transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation). Unofficial copies will not be accepted.
    • Your official transcript must be sent directly to our office by the issuing institution, or the transcript service approved by the institution. Please send your transcripts by email to: (preferred) or
    • Two academic reference letters, at least one of which must be from a Law professor. Referees must send the references directly to the Admissions Office and must provide the reference on their official letterhead.
    • Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Supporting documents must be sent to the Admissions office by email to:

Questions? Please get in touch

For more information on the application process please contact:

Admissions Office