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Western University

Region: Ontario Answer Number: 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 Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and an Honors Specialization in Political Science.

Western Law, as it is known, has two joint programs with the Richard Ivey School of Business. The JD/MBA program and the JD/HBA program are limited-enrolment programs designed for individuals who envision a career in areas in which business and law interact.  Western Law also offers two combined degree programs in conjunction with exchange partner institutions. Western University and Laval University offer students the opportunity to obtain both a common law degree and a civil law degree in four years of study at both institutions.   Western Law also has an international combined degree program with the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.

Enrolment / Student Body / Faculty

There are usually over 2,300 applicants for first-year, while only about 176 students are enrolled. The total number of students for all three years is approximately 500. The faculty totals approximately 72.


Expenses and Financial Aid

Full-time tuition for Western University, Faculty of Law is about $19,000 per year. Estimated additional expenses per year, including room and board, and books and supplies, are an additional $15,000. Performance and need-based entrance scholarships are available, and Financial Aid is available through the Ontario Student Assistance Program, bursaries, and loans.


Activities and Services

Western Law offers various activities and services, including the publication The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; the Student Legal Society, a major organization for Western Law students; Community Legal Services; the Career & Professional Development Office; and The Stint Program, which is a one-day job shadowing program where students are matched with members of the legal profession in private practice, government, public interest organizations and the judiciary.

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


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