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Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Three-year professional degree prepares you for a successful legal career

Studying law is stimulating, intellectually demanding, and fun. You'll be among other highly motivated students developing advanced communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and proficiency in legal research and writing.

Comprehensive studies

Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law – the oldest university-based common law school in Canada – offers comprehensive areas of study including the most extensive range of classes in health law and marine and environmental law in the country.

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Hands-on learning

The Schulich School of Law is also a leader in the community with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, the first clinic of its kind in Canada. Spending a semester in the clinic will provide you with opportunities to gain real-life experience while working towards your degree.

Learn about opportunities to expand your learning:

The Juris Doctor (JD) degree from The Schulich School of Law is recognized for the purpose of bar admission in all Canadian provinces.