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Law: Juris Doctor (J.D.)


Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with TRU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    Three Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $21,000 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3000 - $3200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    First Professional Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out TRU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by February 10.

More information can be found here. 

Application Fee: $114.85

1) Program Admission Requirements

Regular Applicants

Academic

One of:

  • undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution; or
  • completed at least 90 credits leading to an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • completed at least 60 credits leading to an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, and be currently enrolled in the third year of the degree program. (The third year of study must be completed by June 30th of the program start year)
Note: The vast majority of students admitted to TRU Law will have an undergraduate degree (with at least 90 course credits), however, students with 60 course credits in their undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for admission.

Non-Academic

  • CV or resume
  • 3 letters of reference (2 academic and 1 non-academic)
  • submit your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score
  • submit a personal statement (500 words)
  • any other supplemental documents required by your selected category of admission (Aboriginal or Special Consideration Applicants).

Admission Advice

1. There are currently three categories of admission available to an applicant. You may elect one of these categories:

  • Regular Applicant
  • Special Consideration Applicant
  • Indigenous Canadian Applicant

For full details on admission requirements and information for other admission categories, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions web page.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy TRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

For students whose first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • IELTS score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB score of 81
  • CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL score of 70, with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.

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