How to Apply

Graduate Programs at the Schulich School of Law begin each September.
There are NO Winter or Spring term admissions. 

Admission for September 2021 has closed.
Applications will start to be accepted for September 2022 in August 2021.

For all applicants wishing to be considered for funding for September 2022, ALL application documents must be received by our office by January 1, 2022.

Consideration for admission with no funding will continue until March 31st.

Please note, only files who have submitted ALL application documents by the deadline will be considered.

Due to the Current COVID-19 pandemic, some processes may have been modified, for more information please visit the Facutly of Graduate Studies FAQ

Come join us! Follow these 3 steps to apply:

For all graduate applicants:

Step 1

Complete an online application and pay your C$115 application fee (payable by credit card).

Step 2

Arrange for the following documentation to be sent to the Schulich School of Law, Graduate Studies Office:

  1. Two copies of your official university transcripts (originals only – a notarized translation is also required for each non-English transcript in addition to an original transcript sent directly from the host university in a sealed envelope). You must include transcripts from every university degree program you've attended. They must be sent directly from the granting university to the Schulich School of Law Graduate Studies Office. In the case of institutions unable to send physical copies of transcripts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can send official electronic copies directly to lawgrad@dal.ca
  2. If you are an international student and your language of instruction was not English, results from your English language proficiency test.  These results must be sent directly from the office that administered the test.
  3. TWO letters of reference, preferably from academic specialists in law who are familiar with your work and your scholarly capabilities. You will have the opportunity to include the referee contact information on your online application, otherwise these letters must be sent directly from the referees to the Schulich School of Law Graduate Studies Office.

Graduate Studies Office (lawgrad@dal.ca)
Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University
Room 441, 6061 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
CANADA

For LLM applicants only:

Step 3

 


Send the following to the Schulich School of Law, Graduate Studies Office or via email to lawgrad@dal.ca:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Writing sample, in English, of a legal essay (approximately 3000 words)
3. Motivation letter, stating why you are interested in the Schulich School of Law and what you hope to achieve with your degree.
4. Completed Applicant Questionnaire
5. If applying for thesis-based LLM, a brief thesis proposal (approximately 1,000 words)

For PhD applicants only:

Step 3
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Complete list of publications (if any)
3. Writing sample, in English, of a legal essay (approximately 3000 words)
4. Motivation letter, stating why you are interested in the Schulich School of Law and what you hope to achieve with your degree.
5. Thesis proposal (maximum approximately 3000 words)