Western University

Region: Ontario Answer # 903

Western University is located in London, Ontario. Its Faculty of Law is fully accredited and offers a three-year Juris Doctor (JD) degree as well as many combined degrees, including an HBA/JD with Business and a BESc/JD with Engineering.

Western Law, as it is known, also has a combined graduate degree program with the Ivey School of Business. The JD/MBA program is a limited-enrolment programs designed for individuals who envision a career in areas where business and law interact. Western Law also offers two combined degree programs with exchange partner institutions: a civil law/common law program with Laval University, and a JD/LLM with the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.

Enrolment / Student Body / Faculty

Western Law receives over 2,200 applications for approximately 180 seats in first year Law. The total number of students for all three years is approximately 530. The faculty consists of approximately 35 full-time and 52 adjunct professors.

Expenses and Financial Aid

Full-time tuition for Western Law in the 2018/2019 academic year was $22,390. Estimated additional expenses per year, including room and board, and books and supplies, are an additional $15,000, depending on living choices. Performance and need-based entrance scholarships, including generous Dean of Law scholarships, are available, and Financial Aid is also available through the Ontario Student Assistance Program, bursaries, and loans.

Activities and Services

Western Law offers numerous activities and services, including The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and the Western Journal of Legal Studies; The Student Legal Society, a major organization for Western Law students; Community Legal Services; and several other specialized legal clinics; international exchanges and internships; capstone courses in several curricular streams; mooting and lawyering skills competitions; and an active Career and Professional Development Office.

For more information, visit Western University, Faculty of Law.

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