Dear Applicant:

Welcome to the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia admission process. For up-to-date admission requirements, please see our Program Eligibility page here.

Be sure to read through this document prior to beginning your online application. If you have any unanswered questions, please see our FAQ. If you still have questions after reading both documents, please do not hesitate to contact us at, or 604-822-6303.

Please note that during peak times there can be a slight delay in email responses. Although we try to respond as quickly as possible, we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while waiting for a reply.

ALL first-year law applications, personal statements, and supporting documentation MUST be received by our December 1st deadline. The January writing of the LSAT is the last sitting that we will accept for this application cycle; however, we strongly encourage applicants to take the LSAT prior to the January test date. An applicant who wishes to rely on the January LSAT score may diminish their chance of gaining admission due to the delayed review of their file and the possibility that there may no longer be positions available in the upcoming entry class. Applications from candidates who write the January LSAT will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed until all elements, including the January LSAT score, are received. After the complete file is reviewed, if it is considered competitive with other applicants for a place in the upcoming entry class and if a position is still available, the applicant may either be admitted or placed on a wait list.

The deadline for upper-level applicants (Transfer, Letter of Permission, Advanced Standing) is April 30th, except for law transcripts, which are due as soon as final grades have been released (typically the first week of June) as upper-level decisions are typically made by the end of June.

We look forward to reviewing your application and wish you the best of luck.


John Popham
Director, J.D. Admissions

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