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Queen's University
 

Admission Information

The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to applications, taking into consideration a number of factors in addition to grades and the results of the LSAT. Queen’s Faculty of Law endorses the goal that the geographic, ethnic, cultural, racial and socio-economic diversity of the Canadian population should be reflected in the ranks of those granted access to legal education.

The academic rigour of the JD degree program requires that students who are granted admission have a strong aptitude for legal reasoning, demonstrated academic ability and good potential for success in studies at this level. The Admissions Committee considers other attributes such as intellectual curiosity, avid interest in law, social commitment, reasonable judgment and insight, leadership potential, teamwork skills, creative ability and innovative endeavours, self-discipline, time management skills and maturity. The Admissions Committee will review personal statements, letters of reference and the autobiographical sketch to obtain information about these attributes.

Our Faculty is enriched by the skills, knowledge and experience of students who have been community leaders, excelled in extracurricular activities and enjoyed success in careers prior to the pursuit of a legal education as much as we benefit from students with inquiring minds who have excelled consistently in a broad range of academic disciplines. Such outstanding applicants are encouraged to apply, whether in the General, Aboriginal or Access categories of admission.

Admission information is streamed according to the degree program you are seeking. For the JD degree program, information is sorted according to whether you are seeking admission to first year of our JD program or whether you are already a law student seeking to transfer to Queen's in second year or an upper year law student wanting to study for a term or a year on a letter of permission from your home law school. Admission as a part-time JD student is claimed by applying in the first year category of admission that is most relevant and selecting the part-time option on the OLSAS application form. Lawyers with foreign legal qualifications and experience seeking to practice in Canada should see the Upper Year Admissions information in the National Committee on Accreditation Category

See the links below for information about first year and upper year admissions to the JD degree program. Information about admission as part-time student is also included.

First Year Admissions

Upper Year Admissions

Part-time Studies

Application Process

Application Process

Application Process

Admission Standards
Academic
LSAT
Language -TOEFL

Admission Standards
Academic
LSAT
Language - TOEFL

Admission Standards

Admission Categories
General
Aboriginal
Access: Disadvantaged,
Disabled and Mature

Admission Categories
Transfer and Advanced Standing Transfer
Letter of Permission
National Category on Accreditation

Application Documentation

Application Documentation

Fee Waiver Request

Fee Waiver Request

Late Application Request

Late Application Request

Deferral Request

Admission Questions,
Tour Requests and FAQs

Admission Questions,
Tour Requests and FAQs

Recruitment Schedule

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