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University of Western Ontario - Western Law

updated: January 2013
sources: University of Western Ontario, wiki

Western Law is a public law school located at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

Founded in 1959, its first dean was former Supreme Court of Canada justice, the Honourable Ivan Cleveland Rand, who saw the school as developing "in the minds of its students the habit of thinking in terms of the dynamic tradition, in the broadest sense, of our law."

University of Western Ontario - Western Law      Location:
     University of Western Ontario
     Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building
     1151 Richmond Street
     London, ON, Canada
     N6A 4K7
Flavelle House

General Reference

Applications Received 2700
First Year Law Students Accepted 175
LSAT 162 (86th percentile) median
GPA 84% A- (3.7 GPA) average
Application Deadline (Regular) November 1
Last LSAT Accepted February Test
Application Fee $195 + $90/school (through OUAC)
Online Application Ontario Universities' Application Centre - Ontario Law Schools
Tuition and Expenses $18,045/year, full-time Canadian
$1500 (books and supplies)
source: LSAC.org
Regular Admission Requirements
  • We normally require at least a three-year undergraduate degree, although the majority of our admitted students will have a four-year, or honors degree.
Admission Committee Considerations
  • A- (80-84%) average (GPA 3.7), particularly for the last two full years of undergraduate study and an LSAT score above the 80th percentile
  • LSAT and grades weighed equally, focus more on last two full years of an undergraduate program, graduate grades are reviewd separately
  • other factors include success in community and public service, business, athletics, or the arts
Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards List of Scholarships
Admissions Office Faculty of Law
1151 Richmond St.
London, ON
N6A 3K7
Admissions Contact (Phone) 519-661-3347
Admissions Contact (Email) lawapp@uwo.ca

Program Information

Combined Degrees

J.D./M.B.A. and J.D./H.B.A. programs with the Richard Ivey School of Business
Combined B.Sc. (Computer Science)/J.D.
Four combined B.E.Sc. (Engineering)/J.D.
Combined B.A. (Kinesiology)/J.D.
Combined Honors B.A. (History)/J.D.
Combined Honors B.A. (MIT)/J.D.
Combined Honors B.A. (Political Science)
J.D. -- UWO and l'Universite Laval offer four year common law degree and civil law degree
UWO and University of Groningen in the Netherlands
J.D./M.Sc. (Computer Science)
J.D./M.Sc. (Geology or Geophysics)
J.D./M.A. (History)

Exchange Programs

Partnerships with law schools in Australia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Quebec, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the United States

International Exchange

Transfers Yes
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes

Canada US Law Institute
Community Legal Services
Dispute Resolution Centre
Pro Bono Students Canada
Sport Solution Clinic
Torys LLP Corporate & Securities Law Forum
Western Business Law Clinic

Special Programs Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law
Course Curriculum (1st year) First Year Compulsory Courses Description


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