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University of New Brunswick - Faculty of Law

updated: January 2013
sources: University of New Brunswick, wiki

The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law is a Canadian law school which offers a bachelor of laws degree (LL.B.).

It is located in New Brunswick's capital city, Fredericton, and is one of two law schools located in the province (the other being a French language Common-Law school, La Faculté de droit de l'Université de Moncton).

The current Dean of the Faculty is Ian Peach. Former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Gerard V. La Forest is the Distinguished Legal Scholar in Residence.

     University of New Brunswick
     Ludlow Hall
     41 Dineen Dr.
     Fredericton, NB, Canada
     E6L 1T9
Flavelle House

General Reference

Applications Received 950 (2010-2011)
First Year Law Students Accepted 80
LSAT 159 (2010) 150-178
GPA 3.8 on 4.3 scale (2010) range from 3.1--4.3

Program Information

Application Deadline (Regular) March 1
Last LSAT Accepted February Test
Application Fee $125
Online Application University of New Brunswick Application
Tuition and Expenses $9,407/year (2013)
$1,500 (books/supplies)
Regular Admission Requirements

  • a degree from a recognized Canadian university/degree from a non-Canadian university acceptable to UNB Law/three years (or equivalent) of full-time academic study at a recognized Canadian university
  • applicant with three or more years of university study must have attained a minimum grade point average in university level academic courses of 2.7 or better on a 4.3 scale)
Admission Committee Considerations
  • Based solely on Admissions Index score. To differentiate those with similar Admissions Index, other factors include personal statements, resumes, and letters of recommendation. Other factors considered include coping with long-term physical or sensory impairment, learning English at a late age, extraordinary family responsibilities, multi- or bilingualism, post-graduate study, academic honours, scholarly publications and other evidence of superior writing skill, nature and extent of employment, extra-curricular and community activities
  • Admissions Index determined by re-calculated GPA and highest LSAT score where GPA weighted 60% and LSAT weighted 40%
  • $150,000 in entrance scholarships, including three Lord Beaverbrook scholarships worth $18,000/year renewable
  • Prince Edward Island Law Society and the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship, the Marie la Forest Scholarship, Stephen Smith Scholarship, Tore Grude Scholarship, David Covert Entrance Scholarship, and the Gregory Bridges Scholarship.
  • bursaries based on financial need/Faculty offers part-time employment to about 30 students who work in the library and provide faculty with research, clerical assistance and IT support

Admissions Guide (scroll to bottom of pdf for complete list)

Scholarships, Prizes and Financial Aid

Admissions Office Law Admissions Office, Faculty of Law
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 44271
Fredericton, NB
E3B 6C2
Admissions Contact (Phone) (506) 453-4693
Admissions Contact (Email) lawadmit[at]unb[]ca

Program Information

Combined Degrees Joint MBA/JD
School Composition & Population Approx 230 students, 16 full time
Transfers Yes
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes


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