103 General Information
The JD Program: The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta offers a program of required and optional law courses designed to
The program requires the equivalent of full-time attendance for three academic years and leads to the degree of Juris Doctor (JD).
Prospective law students should consult the Admissions Office of the Faculty for admission advice. Inquiries on selecting options or any other academic problems should be directed to the Vice Dean. See §15.8 for further details concerning admission requirements.
A University degree in law is a basic prerequisite for admission to article and practise throughout Canada. The Alberta JD degree will normally be accepted in other Canadian common law jurisdictions to satisfy this prerequisite. Graduates of the Faculty intending to practice law outside Alberta must meet any additional requirements of the jurisdiction in which they intend to practise.
A resident law graduate seeking admission to the Alberta Bar must article with a practicing member of the Bar for one year. The graduate must also successfully complete the Centre for Professional Legal Education course.
Convictions for offences may affect a graduate's admission to the Law Society of Alberta. Students who have doubts about their ability to meet the test of good character and reputation may apply to the Credentials and Education Committee of the Law Society of Alberta for a ruling.
Combined Programs: In conjunction with the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Law offers the degree of Master of Business Administration–Juris Doctor Combined Degree (MBA–JD). For further information, see §205.36.4.
Dual Degree Program: In conjunction with the University of Colorado Law School, the Faculty of Law offers a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (Alberta) and Juris Doctor (Colorado). For further information, see §106.4.
Graduate Programs: The Faculty of Law offers a Master of Laws (LLM) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) degree. For further information, see §205.36.