Area of Law: Law Schools & Becoming a Lawyer
Answer Number: 922
University of SaskatchewanRegion: Ontario Answer Number: 922
The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was established in 1912 and is the oldest law school in Western Canada. Among the many successful graduates who have assumed distinguished careers in various professions is the late John Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada and University of Saskatchewan chancellor.
The College is home to three research centres that provide both specialized and interdisciplinary research and services as well as opportunities for the academic and professional advancement of students. These facilities include the Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, and the Native Law Centre.
The College of Law is currently home to over 340 students who are pursuing studies in either a Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Laws (LLM) program. The College also offers a number of options for a combined JD degree: BComm/JD (Bachelor of Commerce/JD); BA/JD (Bachelor of Arts/JD) or BSc/JD (Bachelor of Science/JD); BA Four-year/JD; Honours in Sociology/JD; and Bachelor of Business Administration/JD.
Admission is determined based on merit, taking into account academic record, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score, and any special circumstances.
Enrolment / Student Body / Faculty
There are approximately 1,200 applicants for the College of Law’s first year program at the University of Saskatchewan each year, while only about 126 students are accepted. The faculty includes over 55 full and part-time members.
Expenses and Financial Aid
Full-time tuition costs about $13,000 per year, while the cost of books and materials is approximately $2,500 per year. The College of Law offers various student awards including numerous entrance scholarships, upper year scholarships, course prizes and graduate student scholarships. Financial assistance for qualified students is available in the form of bursaries or, in special cases, emergency funding.
Activities and Services
The College is also affiliated with the Native Law Centre, and together facilitates the Program of Legal Studies for Native People (PLSNP) which provides a unique and exciting opportunity for Aboriginal people interested in studying law. Organizations and programs available include: Law Students’ Association (LSA); Aboriginal Law Students Association (ALSA); Legal Follies; Pro Bono Students Canada; Corporate Law Students’ Society; and Law Games.
For more information, visit the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.
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