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Pre- Law

Whether you study here for one year, two years, or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies. Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Law?

Interesting fact: law is a term which does not have a universally accepted definition. The definition this program focuses on is that law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviour. Laws are made by governments, specifically by their legislatures. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution (written or unwritten) and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, and society in countless ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people.


Opportunities include being an attorney, legal assistant (paralegal), judge, forensic scientist, or private investigator.

Admission recommendations

King’s can offer either 90 credits or a full undergraduate degree towards acceptance into the Faculty of Law at the below universities.

The application into Law school is fairly rudimentary. A student is required to take at least two years of study but, is not limited to this minimum. In fact, it is strongly recommended that students complete a four-year undergraduate degree and write the LSAT. Each Law school has different requirements, and the success of a student depends to a large degree on personal academics and LSAT scores.

After beginning your degree at King's, you can transfer to the following universities:

Law at: University of Alberta

Faculty of Law (LLB program). To be considered for admission, applicants need to:

  • Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or at least the first three years (90 credit hours) of a program leading to a degree at the University of Alberta or from a university recognized by the University of Alberta; and
  • Have written the Law School Admission Test within a five-year period preceding the September of the year in which admission is sought. The last acceptable LSAT writing date for September admission is December of the previous year.

In special circumstances, the Committee will consider applications from applicants without a degree who have completed two years (60 credits), or equivalent, of a full program of studies that would be accepted for credit towards any degree at the University of Alberta. To be considered for admission in this manner, a candidate must demonstrate outstanding academic ability, which includes:

  • a minimum grade point average of 3.7 or its equivalent over the two years (60 credits) of study.
  • an LSAT score which places the applicant in the 90th percentile of those who have taken the LSAT test.

Law at: University of Calgary

Faculty of Law (LLB program)

  • Same requirements as the University of Alberta

Note: University of Calgary accepts 70 students into the LLB program, of which a typical year’s average GPA is 3.5.

Law at: University of Toronto

Faculty of Law--at the University of Toronto (U of T), students get a J.D. degree rather than an LLB (J.D. stands for Juris Doctor). It is the degree designation the University of Toronto uses for its law degree program. All other Canadian law schools use the degree designation LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws).

  • Applicants must have successfully completed three years of an approved course leading to a degree at a recognized university (or equivalent), no later than the end of May in the year of entry; however, prospective applicants should be aware that almost all of our students have completed a four-year degree. In recent years, approximately five applicants a year have been admitted without a four-year undergraduate degree.

For admission, U of T takes into consideration:

  • Academic achievement (usually undergraduate studies, but could include graduate study)
  • LSAT scores
  • Personal Statements Letter which reflects experience and motivation, and is heavily weighted towards character assessment.

Note: Each year an average of 1,900 students apply for 178 first year places.

Recommended first degree at King's:

Bachelor of Arts

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